School Profile

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

Faculty Strengths

  • 3 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
2019–20*
Tenure and Tenure-Track 125
Full Professors 71
Adjunct Professors and Full-Time Lecturers 23
Teaching Emeriti 8
Other Teaching Staff** 120
*As of Sep 1, 2019.
**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.

MBA Program

  2019–20* 2018–19 2017–18 2016–17
Total Enrollment 848 852 854 834
MBA Class 2021 2020 2019 2018
Applications 7,342 7,797 8,173 8,116
Enrollment 417 419 418 417
Women 47% 41% 40% 41%
U.S. Minority 27% 27% 29% 29%
International 43% 42% 41% 40%
Median Work Experience (yrs.) 4 4 4 4
Undergraduate Majors
Business 17% 18% 19% 15%
Engineering, Math, or Natural Sciences 33% 34% 37% 37%
Humanities or Social Sciences 50% 48% 44% 48%
*As of Nov 1, 2019.

More information is available on our employment reports.

Below is 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. 13, 2021.

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

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 2019 Fall 2018 Fall 2017 Fall 2016
Applications 795 776 863 792
Enrollment 29 24 20 30
Women 11 6 5 15
U.S. Minority 3 2 5 6
International 16 13 10 17
Total PhDs in Residence 133 127 128 132

Executive Education

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

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

Alumni

Living Alumni by Program and Degrees Awarded

Program Degrees Awarded Number of
Living Alumni
% of Total
MBA 22,509 19,500 63.4%
PhD 977 916 3.0%
MSx (Sloan) 2,798 2,545 8.3%
SEP 9,143 7,785 25.3%
Total 35,427 30,746 100.0%
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

  Number of Alumni % Alumni
U.S. 20,053 65.2%
  Bay Area 7,828 25.5%
  Elsewhere in the U.S. 12,067 39.2%
Outside U.S. 7,276 23.7%
Unknown Address 3,417 11.1%
Based on addresses of living alumni reported in the Alumni Directory as of October 2019.

More information can be found on our Alumni Profile.