Facts and figures

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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Our students

More than 15,000 students from over 100 countries call W. P. Carey home. And with more than 45 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 2017 enrollment
Undergraduate students 13,555
International undergraduates 2,084
MBA students 869
Specialized master’s program students 654
Doctoral students 124

Our outcomes

In 2017, 84.9 percent of W. P. Carey freshmen students returned for their sophomore years at ASU. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the national average for public four-year-institutions is 74.5 percent. 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

2016-17 freshman retention
First-time full-time freshmen entering cohort 2,948
Percent persisting within university after one year 84.9%

2016-17 graduate student retention
Online MBA students that re-enrolled within 12 months of first enrollment 98.7%
Online MSIM students that re-enrolled within 12 months of first enrollment 95.9%

2017-18 degrees conferred
Bachelor of Arts 1,091
Bachelor of Science 1,953
Doctorate of Business Administration 19
Master of Accountancy 109
Master of Business Administration 417
Master of Real Estate Development 21
Master of Science* 456
Master of Taxation 33
Total undergraduate degrees 3,044
Total master's degrees 1,037
Total doctorate degrees 40
Total degrees conferred 4,121
*Includes students in all Master of Science degree programs: Business Analytics, Finance, Global Logistics, Information Management, and Management.


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 2017
Average starting salary $50,507

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 2017  
Employed at graduation 74.3%
Employed 90 days after graduation 95.9%
Mean salary $98,633
Mean signing bonus $14,907
Master of Accountancy class of 2017  
Employed 90 days after graduation (Domestic) 93.2%
Mean salary $52,398
Master of Science in Business Analytics class of 2017  
Employed 90 days after graduation 76.9%
Mean salary $77,601
Master of Taxation class of 2017  
Employed 90 days after graduation (Domestic) 88.9%
Mean salary $56,648
*Employment reflects graduation dates from December 2016 - May 2017.

Our community

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.

2017-18 W. P. Carey community
Alumni 104,478
Full-time faculty 167
Total faculty 345
Staff 292