Rankings and Recognition




Top 100 best full-time MBA programs in the nation – U.S. News & World Report (2023) (2021)

Best Business SchoolsBloomberg Businessweek (2022) (2019)

Top 25 Best MBA Programs in the SouthCollege Consensus (2021)

USA's Leading Tourism and Hospitality Management ProgramsNewsweek (2021)

No. 1 in the nation for job placement three months after graduationU.S. News & World Report (2021)

Most affordable full-time MBA program in the nationU.S. News & World Report (2021)

Highest percentage of female students in a full-time MBA programU.S. News & World Report (2021)

Top 10 public, one-year MBA program in the nationU.S. News & World Report (2021)

Top 100 Best MBA ProgramWalletHub (2019)

No. 7 Accelerated MBA in the Country – MBA Central (2019)

No. 1 in the Nation for Job Placement three months after graduation – U.S. News & World Report* (2018)

Top 100 Best Full-Time MBA program in the NationU.S. News & World Report (2018)

No. 8 MBA with Most WomenU.S. News & World Report (2017)

*Data based on information provided by job-seeking members of the 2017 MBA cohort.


CofC MBA program nationally recognized for success in recruiting women – Bloomberg (2021)

CofC MBA program ranked best in the country for job placement – ABC News 4 (2020)

CofC MBA program ranked among the best for job placementCharleston Regional Business Journal (2018)

GOOD NEWS: CofC program ranks first in the nationCharleston Currents (2018)

Q&A with Former MBA director, Mark WitteThe Post & Courier (2017)


No. 1 Best City in the U.S.Travel + Leisure (2021) (2020) (2019) (2018)

No. 10 Best City in the WorldTravel + Leisure (2018)

No. 4 Best Place to Start a CareerWalletHub (2018)

Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce Wins Chamber of the Year AwardAssociation of Chamber of Commerce Executives (2018)

Best Small Cities of the U.S.National Geographic (2018)

No. 1 City in America for Economic OpportunityYelp (2018)

No. 4 Best Mid-Size Cities for JobsForbes (2017)

Top City Attracting MillennialsInc. (2017)

Top City to Work in ManufacturingSmart Asset (2016)

No. 7 Fastest Growing Mid-Size Economies – Headlight Data (2016)


For more Charleston-related accolades, click here.