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: 741 graduate students
16 students: average class size
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: $88,938
average work experience: 7.6 years
33,000 alumni worldwide
average age: 33 years old
90% employment within 3 months of graduation
22% international students
45 countries represented
28 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.    

The Best Online MBA Degree Programs, 2019

No. 17 | The Best Online MBA Degree Programs, 2019
OnlineMasters.com
Ranked 17th among the nation for the best online MBA programs that do not require a GMAT, the University of Dallas was recognized as the best program for IT careers. Our program prepares graduates to excel in careers such as chief information officers, computer systems analysts and more.   

The Best Online MBA in Finance Degree Programs, 2019

No. 29 | The Best Online MBA in Finance Degree Programs, 2019
OnlineMasters.com
The University of Dallas ranked 29th among the 48 best online MBA in Finance degree programs in the nation and earned the title of "The Best School for Working Students." The flexible online coursework allows students to earn their MBA while continuing to work and advance in their careers. 

Top Online MBA Programs in Texas

No. 25 | Top Online MBA Programs in Texas, 2018
Online MBA Today
Recognized as a leader in online education, the University of Dallas continues to exceed the standards for teaching excellence. Ranked for it's affordability and accreditations by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), our online MBA received recognition among the state’s most elite programs.

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 20 Online MBA Programs in Cybersecurity

No. 1 in Texas | Top 20 Online MBA Degrees in Cybersecurity, 2016, 2017, 2018
Online MBA Today
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).

Best Colleges Cybersecurity

No. 5 | Best Online Master's in Cybersecurity Programs, 2017
Best Colleges
Assessed on relative quality based on academic outcomes, affordability, and the breadth and depth of online learning opportunities, this 2017 ranking reflects the most recent data available from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and College Navigator.

Best Master's in Internet Security Programs

No. 1 in Texas, No. 16 Overall | Best Master's in Internet Security Programs,  2019
OnlineMasters.com
Ranked No. 16 nationally, the program was deemed the "Most Comprehensive" program for covering several topics including digital forensics and network defense and giving students a well-rounded skill set for future career advancement.

Master's Program Guide

No. 1 in Texas, No. 26 Overall | 50 Best Online Master of Cybersecurity Degree Programs, 2018
Master's Programs Guide
Master's Programs Guide determined several elements that helped each cyber programs stand out in this ranking, including recognition as a National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). 

Cyber Security Degrees

No. 1 in Texas, No. 15 Overall |  The 25 Best Online Graduate Certificates in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance, 2017, 2018
Cybersecurity Degrees
As the threat of cyber attacks looms ever larger, both the federal government and private organizations will need to employ cybersecurity professionals that have been properly trained. This ranking, based on academic quality, return on investment and student satisfaction includes some of the fastest, most substantial cybersecurity certificate programs that exist. 

Best Cyber Security Degrees in Dallas

No. 1 |  Best Cybersecurity Colleges in Dallas/Fort Worth, 2017
Universities.com
Each school's ranking is based on the compilation of data from government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews and editorial review. The cybersecurity program at University of Dallas was selected as the top cybersecurity program in Dallas/Fort Worth.

The Best Colleges' Top Online Master's in Information Systems Security

No. 6 | Top Online Master's in Information Systems (Cyber) Security, 2018
TheBestColleges.org
Ranked sixth in the nation, the cybersecurity program at University of Dallas was selected to The Best Colleges' list of the "Top 25 Online Master's in Information Systems Security Programs for 2018." The program's convenient and flexible formats and recognition by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security helped the University of Dallas garner a spot on this prestigious list.

The 50 Best Online Master’s in Cyber Crime Programs

Top 50 | The 50 Best Online Master’s in Cyber Crime Programs, 2018
TheBestSchools.org
Based on the cyber practicum and cybersecurity advisory board, UD's Cyber program ranked in the top 50 for "Best Online Master’s in Cyber Crime Programs." UD’s cybersecurity advisory board comprises experts in the field who have worked in the private and public sectors. In addition, the cyber practicum course allows students to complete a simulation in a cybersecurity management role.

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.

Best Colleges ITM

No. 4 | Best Online MBA in Information Technology Programs, 2017
Best Colleges
Assessed on relative quality based on academic outcomes, affordability, and the breadth and depth of online learning opportunities, this 2017 ranking reflects the most recent data available from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and College Navigator.
    The Best Masters in Accounting Programs 2018

No. 4 in Texas, No. 46 Overall | Best Master's in Accounting Programs, 2018
Best Value Schools
Selected for the program's flexibility and emphasis on principled leadership, Best Value Schools named the University of Dallas one of the “Best Master's in Accounting Programs.” This national ranking is based on tuition costs, graduation rate and date to finish, as well as student satisfaction, convenience, job placement, quality of education and flexibility for working adults.

 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.

Top 50 Online MBA Programs in International Business

No. 29 | Top 50 Online MBA Programs in International Business, 2017
Online MBA Today
Online MBA Today recognized the University of Dallas as one of the “Top 50 Online MBA Programs in International Business.” Selected based on relevance in today’s global market, this ranking, boosted by the University of Dallas' AACSB accreditation, places UD at No. 2 in Texas and No. 29 nationally.

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.

Best Colleges in the South

Best Colleges in the South  
Money Magazine
Based on the combination of educational quality, affordability, and high-earning alumni in the South, Money Magazine listed the University of Dallas as one of the top 50 best colleges in the south. 

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.

Best Catholic Colleges of 2018

College Consensus
Best Catholic Colleges of 2018
The College Consensus ranking of the Best Catholic Colleges & Universities combines the rankings of nationally and internationally cited publishers like the Academic Ranking of World Universities, the Wall Street Journal and U.S. News & World Report.

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

 

News

Our Kids at Heart: The Evangelizing Power of Catholic Education

"You bring me a letter of acceptance to a Catholic school for your child, and I promise your child will attend Catholic school." This is the promise Father Mark Hamlet, BA '68 MBA '70, makes to his congregation at every Mass. The pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Austin, Hamlet has spent much of his ministry advocating for Catholic school education through his nonprofit foundation, Our Kids at Heart.

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Junior Computer Science Major Interns at Google

This past summer, Yeabkal Wubshit, BA '20, earned the internship that every computer science major dreams of: a position at Google -- and spent the summer working on infrastructures for Google Service Accounts at Google's office in Sunnyvale, California.

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Distinguished Alumni Excel in Human Endeavor

The University of Dallas will celebrate the extraordinary achievements of four alumni with its 2019 Distinguished Alumni Awards. Award recipients Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, MTS '00, Laura Felis Quinn, BS '86 MBA '18, Judy Kelly, BA '63, and John Parker, BA '83 MBA '89, will be honored for their contributions to their professions, communities and the University of Dallas.

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