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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 19,000 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 2022 enrollment
Undergraduate students 18,456
International undergraduates 1,753
MBA students 627
Specialized master’s program students 618
Doctoral students 141


In 2022, 84.1% 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

2021-22 first-year student retention
Full-time first-year students entering cohort 3,697
Percent persisting within university after one year 84.1%

2021-22 graduate student retention
Online MBA students that re-enrolled within 12 months of first enrollment 93%

2022-23 degrees conferred
Bachelor of Arts 1,653
Bachelor of Science 2,056
Doctorate of Business Administration 43
Master of Accountancy 63
Master of Business Administration 400
Master of Science in Business Analytics 232
Master of Science in Economics 14
Master of Science in Finance 39
Master of Science in Global Logistics 36
Master of Science in Information Systems Management 58
Master of Science in Management 15
Master of Real Estate Development 21
Master of Taxation 25
Online Master of Business Administration 129
Online Master of Science in Business Analytics 27
Online Master of Supply Chain Management 35
Total undergraduate degrees 3,709
Master of Science 457
Total master's degrees 972
Total doctorate degrees 62
Total degrees conferred 4,738


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 2022
Undergraduate starting salary $56,404

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 2023  
Employed at graduation 88%
Employed 90 days after graduation 96%
Average salary $146,719.59
(including base salary and signing bonus)
Master of Accountancy - Data Analytics class of 2022  
Employed 6 months after graduation 97%
Master of Science in Business Analytics class of 2022  
Employed 6 months after graduation 89%
Master of Taxation class of 2022  
Employed 6 months after graduation 95%
Master of Global Logistics class of 2022  
Employed 6 months after graduation 94%
*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.

2022-23 W. P. Carey community
Alumni 124,881
Full-time faculty 321
Total faculty 401
Staff 341