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Years of average full-time work experience.


Students with advanced degrees.


Average GPA.

Class Composition
31 Average Age
7.7 Average Years of Full-Time Work Experience
41% Students with Advanced Degrees
45% Sponsored Students
23% Women
73% Out-of-State Students
28 States Represented
6.9% International Students
Undergraduate Majors
33% Business / Finance / Accounting / Marketing
25% Engineering
19% Math/Natural Sciences
10% Economics
6% Social Science
5% Humanities
1% Computer Science
Undergraduate GPA
3.3 Average
2.71-3.85 Middle 80% Range


Graduate GPA  
3.6 Average
3-3.94 Middle 80% Range


Career Industry Prior to MBA
2% Aerospace 2% Hospitality
9% Automotive 2% Insurance
3% Chemicals 2% International Relations
2% Construction 6% Internet & Software Services
10% Consulting 1% Law
3% Consumer Packaged Goods 4% Manufacturing
2% Energy 8% Military
11% Finance 1% Non-profit
1% Government 1% Sustainability
14% Healthcare 15% Other
666 Average
620-710 Middle 80% Range
GRE Quantitative
158 Average
151-162 Middle 80% Range
GRE verbal  
156 Average
153-160 Middle 80% Range
Race and Ethnicity
(U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents)

The United States Department of Education provides federal guidelines for maintaining, collecting, and presenting data on race and ethnicity. Michigan Ross is required to follow these standards which allow students to self-identify their ethnicity and race, with the option to select more than one race and/or ethnicity, for all federal reporting purposes. The racial and ethnic categories listed here reflect those included in our application process, per federal guidelines. U.S. race / ethnicity is shown as a percent of U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

  Federal Guidelines Multidimensional Reporting
Asian American 19 23.8% 21 26.3%
Black or African American 1 1.3% 1 1.3%
Hispanic or Latinx 8 10% 8 10%
White 43 53.8% 52 65%
Not Indicated 7 8.8% 7 8.8%
Multi-Race 2 2.5% n/a n/a

Federal Reporting Guidelines

The second and third columns reflect our student demographic data as reported based on federal government guidelines. Per these guidelines, all students who identify as Hispanic or Latinx and any other race are represented as Hispanic or Latinx only. Students who identify with more than one race are represented as Multi-Race only. The third column sums to 100% but may be slightly lower or higher due to rounding. 

Multidimensional Reporting

In the fourth and fifth columns, we share students' full racial and ethnic identities to more inclusively reflect the racial/ethnic groups with which they identify. As such, students with multi-racial/ethnic identities are represented in more than one row, meaning the fifth column adds to more than 100%.

Diversity & Inclusion

Michigan Ross students thrive in an inclusive environment where diverse voices are heard and valued. Diversity fuels success by inspiring new ways of thinking, expanding your ability to tackle issues from many angles, and by driving innovation. 

Student Diversity

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Hi - my name is Dan Herzberg. I was born and raised in Michigan. I completed my undergrad from Western Michigan University and my Master of Healthcare...


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Hello, I'm Jill Bookman, an alumna of the Online MBA program at the Ross School of Business. I have spent my career working in CPG (Consumer Packaged Goods)...


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