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Facts and Rankings

At the Poole, we instill an entrepreneurial mindset in all our students and build analytical skills into every program, so graduates leave here ready to lead. We partner with academia and industry to create extraordinary experiences for our students and faculty.

Essential Facts

Take a quick glimpse at the highlights across Poole.

4,400+ Students

3,600+ undergraduate and 830+ graduate students

35,000+ Alumni

#PoolePack alumni live in NC and beyond

190+ Faculty and Staff

100+ full-time faculty and 90+ staff supporting our diverse student body

  • Nearly 100 full-time faculty members engaged in purposeful research that generates knowledge and drives economic development
  • Bachelor’s degrees in accounting, economics and business administration
  • Master’s degrees in accounting, business administration, economics and management
  • Doctoral degree in economics
  • 15+ focus areas, including: Business analytics, entrepreneurship and innovation, enterprise risk management, finance, human resource management, information technology, marketing, operations and supply chain management.
  • Eight graduate certificates
  • Executive education through custom-designed solutions, workshops and open programs
  • Major initiatives fostering research, learning and corporate engagement: Supply Chain Resource Cooperative, Enterprise Risk Management Initiative, Business Analytics Initiative and Business Sustainability Collaborative.
  • Hundreds of mutually beneficial relationships with corporate partners

Leaders in Analytics and Entrepreneurship

U.S. News & World Report ranks our business analytics programs among the top 20 nationwide, and Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine rank our entrepreneurship programs No. 1 in the southeast and No. 15 nationally.


Undergraduate Programs

  • No. 1 in NC and No. 21 nationally best undergraduate business analytics program — US News & World Report, 2024
  • No. 1 in the Southeast and No. 15 nationally for undergraduate entrepreneurship (university-wide) –– The Princeton Review, 2022
  • No. 20 best undergraduate accounting program among public universities — US News & World Report, 2024

See more about the Poole Undergraduate Programs facts and rankings.

Jenkins MBA

  • No. 1 in the Southeast and No. 15 nationally for graduate entrepreneurship (university-wide) –– The Princeton Review, 2022
  • No. 4 full-time MBA in diversity among U.S. business schools — Bloomberg Businessweek, B-School Diversity Index, 2023-24
  • No. 7 best online business analytics MBA program — US News and World Report, 2024
  • No. 10 in online MBA programs in the U.S. and Canada — QS World University Rankings, 2023
  • No. 20 among full-time business analytics programs worldwide — U.S. News & World Report, 2023

See more MBA Facts and Rankings.

Jenkins Master of Accounting (MAC)

See more MAC Facts and Rankings.

Graduate Economics Programs

Full-Time Jenkins MBA Ranked No. 4 in Diversity

Bloomberg Businessweek (B-School Diversity Index), 2023-24