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Class Profile

The Foster MBA is one of the 20 toughest programs in the nation in terms of admissions standards. The students like it that way. They know that individual success depends on having high performers on the team. Here, students are chosen not only for work and life experience, but also for their ability to transcend personal interests and contribute to the team. Those high standards pay off: the caliber of students in the program and their average five years of work experience enrich the learning for everyone.

View a PDF of the 2018 and 2019 Full-time MBA Class Profile

MBA Student Profile – Class of 2019
Class Size 90
Average age 28
Range of ages 24-35
Average prior work experience 5.68
Range of years of work experience 2.25-12
Average GMAT 693
GMAT Mid 80th Percentile 640-740
Average undergraduate GPA 3.39
Number of Veterans (incoming class) 11%
Class Statistics
Men 66%
Women 34%
Washington State Students 20%
International Students 27%
Undergraduate Majors
Social Sciences & Humanities 40%
Business 19%
Engineering 17%
Economics 10%
Computer Science 10%
Math & Science 4%
MBA 2017 Graduate Employment Profile
Employed at graduation 85%
Employed 3 months after graduation 98%
Average salary* $119,904
Median salary* $120,000
Range of salaries* $82,500-156,000
Receiving signing bonus 75%
Average signing bonus $32,508

*Figures include international salaries converted to USD. View more information on employment statistics.