Rankings and Points of Pride

A Pioneer in Education for the Working Professional

Throughout our 60-year history, we’ve built an international reputation for preparing students to become ethical leaders whose management skills are unmatched in the workplace. From our unparalleled faculty who are practitioners in their fields to flexible classes and convenient DFW location, learn more about what sets us apart.

The Univeristy of Dallas' facts and awards include the following: 524 graduate students
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 17:1
82% of UD business students are working professionals
Dallas/Fort Worth is ranked by Forbes as the Best Big City for Jobs in 2017
Average salary upon graduation: $82.840
average work experience: 7.6 years
33,000 alumni worldwide
average age: 33 years old
90% employment within 3 months of graduation
19% international students
36 countries represented
22 states represented
Accredited by AACSB, one of the highest standards of educational excellence.


Rankings and Recognition


Top Management Degrees DBA Program 2016

No. 6 | Top 50 Doctorate in Business Management Programs, 2016
Top Management Degrees
Designed to prepare proven business professionals to expand their breadth of knowledge and abilities in leadership, innovation and customer engagement, the University of Dallas' DBA program stands out as the first and only AACSB-accredited DBA program in Texas with competitive tuition, high student satisfaction and a challenging curriculum.    

Top 25 MBA Program

No. 13 | Top 25 MBA Programs in Texas, 2017
Top Management Degrees
The University of Dallas’ prestigious national reputation, rigorous practiced-based curriculum and notable accreditations by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) garnered the Dallas MBA recognition among the state’s most elite programs. This ranking places the University of Dallas’ MBA program among the top five private school MBA programs in the state.

Top 50 Online MBA Programs in Cybersecurity

No. 1 in Texas, No. 4 Overall | Top 10 Online MBA Degrees in Cybersecurity, 2016
Online MBA Degrees
In the rapidly growing field of cybersecurity, this ranking places UD as the No. 1 cybersecurity program in Texas. The highly accredited and flexible cybersecurity program is designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cybersecurity by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

National Security Agency

National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education
The University of Dallas cybersecurity program is designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Top 50 Online MBA Programs in IT

No. 2 in Texas, No. 30 Overall | Top 50 Online MBA Programs in Information & Technology, 2017
Online MBA Today
Online MBA Today recognized the University of Dallas as one of the “Top 50 Online MBA Degrees in Information Systems and Technology Management.” This ranking, based on tuition cost, accreditation, early-career salary, prestige and graduation rates, places UD at No. 2 in Texas and No. 30 nationally.
 Top 50 Online MBA Programs Accounting 2017

No. 2 in Texas, No. 20 Overall | Top 50 Online MBA Programs in Accounting, 2017
Online MBA Today
Online MBA Today recognized the University of Dallas as one of the “Top 50 Online MBA Degrees in Accounting.” This ranking, boosted by the University of Dallas' strong graduation rate and student-to-faculty ratio, places UD at No. 2 in Texas and No. 20 nationally.

Top 50 Best Value Online Master's in Accounting Degrees

No. 45 | Top 50 Best Value Online Master's in Accounting Degrees, 2017
Value Colleges
Based on national ratings on reputability, affordability and ROI, Value Colleges rated the University of Dallas’ online M.S. in accounting program as a Top 50 Best Value Online Master's in Accounting Degree. UD’s program stood out for its flexible degree plans available for working professionals.

Premier Global DBA Program

Premier Global DBA Program  
CEO Magazine
Based on accreditation, quality of faculty, geography and international standing, CEO Magazine listed the University of Dallas’ Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program as one of the premier DBA programs in the world.

One of America’s Best Value Colleges

One of America’s Best Value Colleges
Forbes Magazine
Forbes Magazine selected UD as one of “America’s Best Value Colleges.” The list indexes 300 schools that deliver the best value based on tuition, school quality, post-graduation earnings, student debt and graduation success.

College of Distinction

College of Distinction: Business
Colleges of Distinction
Nationally recognized by education professionals as an institution providing innovative, engaged experiences that prepare students for successful careers, active citizenship and lifelong learning.

Successful Students and Alumni

We consider the accomplishments of our students and alumni the highest honor of a practiced-based institution. Hearing about how our alumni are able to attribute the knowledge gained at the University of Dallas to the achievements of their personal and professional dreams is what makes us most proud.


Chris HeadshotEven before graduating, I was approached by companies about job opportunities in cybersecurity simply because they understood that the rigor of the program prepares you for the fast-paced information security industry. Chris Russell, MS ’16, Cybersecurity; Network Security Consultant, Critical Start

Irvin Ashford Headshot In my role at Comerica Bank and in life, I have the constant opportunity to help people be successful. I use my MBA every day when I mentor small business professionals and entrepreneurs. - Irvin Ashford, MBA ’00; Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, & Director of Community Development and External Affairs, Comerica Bank
Judy Davis HeadshotI wanted to position myself so nobody could ever say I couldn't do something because I didn't have the appropriate credentials. I couldn't be here without my MBA from the University of Dallas.- Judy Davis, MBA ’78; Executive Director, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Shawn Irving HeadshotAs a working professional interested in pursuing my master’s degree, it was imperative to find a flexible program with a great reputation and an engaging learning experience. Shawn Irving, MBA ’01; Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer, The Michaels Companies
Irving Ashford HeadshotI’ve found that I’m able to approach challenges that come up more objectively and to delegate tasks more effectively, offering my team more opportunities to develop their own skills.- Tony Lenhoff, MBA ’17; Internal Audit Director, Tuesday Morning
Richard Hunter HeadshotThe University of Dallas has a great reputation. Most faculty members work in the field they instruct in, which was a big selling point for me.- Richard Hunter, MBA ’17; Gallery Director, Great American West Gallery
Chris Campbell HeadshotI pursued my degree at UD because of the flexibility of the program and the focused curriculum around finance, both on the corporate and the investment sides.- Chris Campbell, MS ’17, Finance; Vice President & Senior Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch
Irving Prengler HeadshotMy favorite experience was connecting with people in other industries. I dealt with professionals in medicine every day, but at UD there were many students in telecommunications and other industries who I had the opportunity to network with.- Irving Prengler, MBA ’00; Chief Medical Officer & Executive Vice President, Baylor Scott & White Health, North Division
Juana Lazo Headshot“The professors are very enthusiastic about their fields, so they enjoy and even encourage in-depth classroom discussions. This leads to deep connections not only with the concepts you're learning but in personal networking relationships once class is over.- Juana Lazo, MBA student; Administrator/Talent Manager, Viscosity North America



UD Adds 'Best Value' and 'Best Colleges' Rankings for 2017

Forbes and MONEY magazine have included the University of Dallas, once again, in their annual rankings of America's most valuable and affordable colleges and universities. Dedicated to the pursuit of academic excellence, both rankings reward UD for being one of the nation's top higher education institutions.

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Rekindling 'The Truth of Human Experience'

The urgent task of philosophy in our day, according to the renowned German philosopher Martin Heidegger, is to relearn the art of seeing what is before us, argues Chad Engelland, director of the philosophy master's program, in his recently published book, "Heidegger's Shadow: Kant, Husserl, and the Transcendental Turn."

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In Memoriam: Robert "Bob" J. Finegan

Former university trustee Robert "Bob" J. Finegan, passed away last week on July 7, 2017, at the age of 79, surrounded by his loved ones. He will be dearly missed and remembered as a courageous and kind spirit.

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