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Facts and figures

Students Outcomes Community

Business moves us forward. It forges relationships, fosters communication, and develops talent that creates solutions. At ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business, we empower solutions in the classroom, enhance connections in our community, and author groundbreaking research for academia and industry. We’re transforming the future of business.

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More than 18,000 students from over 100 countries call W. P. Carey home. And with more than 50 ways to earn a W. P. Carey degree, we’re preparing the leaders of tomorrow for wherever their career takes them. W. P. Carey School students come from all over the world and are prepared for careers with global impact — no matter which path they choose.

Fall 2021 enrollment
Undergraduate students 16,911
International undergraduates 1,771
MBA students 612
Specialized master’s program students 704
Doctoral students 282


In 2021, 86.5% of first-year W. P. Carey undergraduates returned for their second year at ASU. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the national average for public four-year-institutions is 82%. Upon graduation, our students join an alumni network of more than 100,000 W. P. Carey alumni taking their careers and their organizations to the next level.

Retention and graduation

2020-21 first-year student retention
Full-time first-year students entering cohort 2,888
Percent persisting within university after one year 86.5%

2020-21 graduate student retention
Online MBA students that re-enrolled within 12 months of first enrollment 96%

2021-22 degrees conferred
Bachelor of Arts 1,632
Bachelor of Science 2,228
Doctorate of Business Administration 32
Master of Accountancy 127
Master of Business Administration 327
Master of Science in Business Analytics 307
Master of Science in Economics 11
Master of Science in Finance 72
Master of Science in Global Logistics 41
Master of Science in Information Systems Management 29
Master of Science in Management 23
Master of Real Estate Development 21
Master of Taxation 23
Online Master of Business Administration 60
Online Master of Science in Business Analytics 47
Online Master of Supply Chain Management 11
Total undergraduate degrees 3,860
Master of Science 524
Total master's degrees 1,023
Total doctorate degrees 59
Total degrees conferred 4,937


W. P. Carey undergraduate students are highly sought after by regional, national and international corporations. Because of the caliber of the students, hundreds of companies recruit our students annually for internships and full-time positions. The vibrant Phoenix economy is itself yet another advantage, offering students more internships and part-time and/or pre-professional jobs than other locations. Many students are already employed in the jobs they plan to keep, even before they graduate.

Undergraduate class of 2021
Undergraduate starting salary $51,352

Because of their diverse backgrounds, experiences, and achievements — as well as the toolkit they build through the innovative, real-world W. P. Carey curriculum — our MBA and specialized master’s students bring a wealth of skills to any team within any organization. Their foundational knowledge, flexibility, leadership development, and drive help deliver one of the highest employment rates for new graduates among U.S. business schools.

Master's degree employment data
Full-time MBA class of 2021  
Employed at graduation 81%
Employed 90 days after graduation 96%
Mean salary $106,759
Master of Accountancy class of 2021  
Employed 6 months after graduation 96%
Mean salary $57,591
Master of Science in Business Analytics class of 2021  
Employed 6 months after graduation 77%
Mean salary $71,318
Master of Taxation class of 2021  
Employed 6 months after graduation 100%
Mean salary $56,389
Master of Science in Information Systems Management class of 2021  
Employed 6 months after graduation 100%
Mean salary $83,227
*Employment reflects graduation dates from December 2018 - May 2019.


With connections to proud alumni and partnerships with institutions and organizations in countries on six continents, the impact of W. P. Carey extends into every corner of the world. Our graduates maintain thriving alumni chapters in 43 U.S. cities and 39 countries around the globe. World-renowned faculty representing six continents conduct a broad array of research addressing global business challenges. They bring unique perspectives and industry experience to 10 highly regarded research centers and countless class sessions, setting the stage for where business goes next.

2021-22 W. P. Carey community
Alumni 124,897
Full-time faculty 271
Total faculty 370
Staff 298