School Profile

Our school profile data is updated annually and provides more details and statistics regarding our faculty, programs, and alumni.

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Faculty Strengths

  • 4 Nobel laureates
  • 4–5 members of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 19 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 5 recipients of the John Bates Clark Medal in Economics
Faculty & Teaching Staff*
Tenure and Tenure-Track 120
Adjunct Professors and Full-Time Lecturers 118
Teaching Emeriti 9
Other Teaching Staff** 7
*As of Sep 1, 2020.
**Includes less than full-time lecturers and other teaching staff.

Academic Programs

Stanford GSB offers three full-time degree programs: Stanford MBA Program, Stanford MSx Program, and Stanford GSB PhD in business.

More information is available on our employment reports.

MBA Program

Enrollment
Academic Year 2020–21* 2019–20 2018–19 2017–18
Total Enrollment   848 852 854
As of Sep 20, 2020.
Class Profiles
MBA Class 2022 2021 2020 2019
Applications 7,324 7,342 7,797 8,173
Enrollment 436 417 419 418
Women 47% 47% 41% 40%
U.S. Minority 37% (47% of U.S.) 27% 27% 29%
International 35% 43% 42% 41%
Average Work Experience (yrs.)* 4.7 4 4 4
Reported as median prior to 2020.
Undergraduate Majors
Major 2020–21 2019–20 2018–19 2017–18
Business 18% 17% 18% 19%
Engineering, Math, or Natural Sciences 37% 33% 34% 37%
Humanities or Social Sciences 44% 50% 48% 44%
Cost of Attendance*
Cost Single Student Married Student
Tuition $74,706 $74,706
Living Allowance $33,693 $55,929
Books and Supplies $1,671 $1,671
Materials and Program Fee $900 $900
Transportation $1,050 $2,250
Medical Insurance $5,928 $5,928
Health Fee $696 $696
Total $118,644 $142,080
*The cost of attendance, including tuition and other expenses, for a first-year MBA student for the academic year, from Sep. 11, 2020 to Jun. 3, 2021.

What’s Included

The living allowance listed above includes rent, food, and personal expenses for a moderate lifestyle. An additional allowance may be made for eligible dependent children.

Stanford University Cardinal Care medical insurance is included in the cost of attendance for all students, even if covered by an alternative insurance plan. The single student health insurance rate is listed above, on the assumption that spouses will have separate coverage.

What’s Not Included

Expenses related to the global experience requirement are not included above. The total cost for the GER may range from $3,000 to $4,500. Some GER experiences can be considered in your cost of attendance calculation, and some cannot. Recipients of need-based fellowships may be eligible for additional grant funding up to forty percent of approved expenses for one qualifying trip.

MSx Program

Class Entering Fall 2019 Fall 2018 Fall 2017 Fall 2016
Participants 85 80 104 91
Women 31 21 25 23
International 53 51 65 57

PhD Program

Class Entering Fall 2020 Fall 2019 Fall 2018 Fall 2017
Applications 752 795 776 863
Enrollment 20 29 24 20
Women 8 11 6 5
U.S. Minority 6* 3 2 5
International 11 16 13 10
Total PhDs in Residence 125 133 127 128
Includes Asian Americans

Executive Education

In 2018–19, 787 participants participated in 11 online programs.

In-Person Programs
Fiscal Year 2018–19 2017–18 2016–17 2015–16
Attendance 4,441* 4,455* 4,139** 3,058
Number of Programs 90 90 84** 60
*Includes blended programs (online and in-person).
**Does not include online programs.
Online Programs
Fiscal Year 2018–19 2017–18 2016–17 2015–16
Attendance 787 626 586
Number of Programs 11 6 7

Alumni

More information can be found on our Alumni Profile.

Living Alumni by Program and Degrees Awarded
Program Degrees Awarded Living Alumni % of Total
MBA 22,920 19,802 63.6%
PhD 1,003 941 3.0%
MSx (Sloan) 2,874 2,608 8.4%
SEP 9,142 7,762 24.9%
Total 35,939 31,113 100.0%
Includes all degrees awarded since the school’s founding. A number of our alumni hold multiple Stanford GSB degrees. These individuals are counted once according to the degree hierarchy listed above. The figures include degree and certificate holders, as well as those who were enrolled in a program for three or more quarters but did not graduate.
Reported Geographic Distribution
Location Alumni % of Total
U.S. 20,245 65.1%
  Bay Area 7,989 25.7%
  Elsewhere in the U.S. 12,341 39.7%
Outside U.S. 7,363 23.7%
Unknown Address 3,527 11.3%
Based on addresses of living alumni reported in the Alumni Directory as of September 2020.

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