• The best business schools in the world are ranked each year by education specialists QS Quacquarelli Symonds.
  • QS has released its 2019 Global MBA Ranking, evaluating 251 of the best business schools in the world, 109 of which are located in the United States.
  • QS based its ranking on surveys of employers, academics, and business school programs, and evaluated MBA programs on employability, alumni outcomes, students' return on investment, thought leadership, and diversity.
  • Here are the top 35 MBA programs in the US, according to the QS rankings.

Higher- and business-education specialist QS Quacquarelli Symonds has released its 2019 Global MBA Ranking, evaluating 251 of the best business schools in the world, 109 of which are located in the United States.

QS ranked programs on employability for graduates, entrepreneurship and alumni outcomes, students' return on investment as measured by post-graduation increases in salary, academic thought leadership, and class and faculty diversity.

QS based its rankings on three surveys: One survey of global employers to ascertain the reputation of MBA programs among top firms, one survey of academics to get a sense of schools' academic and thought leadership reputations, and a survey of the business schools themselves to gather basic information on programs and student outcomes.

See the full list of 251 business schools on TopMBA.com, and the top 50 business schools in the world on Business Insider. Here are the top 35 MBA programs in the US, according to QS rankings:

35. Purdue University (,000rannert)

Location: West Lafayette, IN

Tuition: $80,000 to $89,000

Average post-graduate salary: $90,000 to $99,000

34. Washington University (Olin)

Location: St. Louis, MO

Tuition: $100,000 to $149,000

Average post-graduate salary: $100,000 to $109,000

33. University of Florida (Hough)

Location: Gainesville, FL

Tuition: $60,000 to $69,000

Average post-graduate salary: $100,000 to $109,000

32. Georgia Tech (Scheller)

Location: Atlanta, GA

Tuition: $80,000 to $89,000

Average post-graduate salary: $100,000 to $109,000

31. Texas A&M (Mays)

31. Texas A&M (Mays)Facebook/Mays Business School

Location: College Station, TX

Tuition: $70,000 to $79,000

Average post-graduate salary: $100,000 to $109,000

30. University of Washington (Foster)

Location: Seattle, WA

Tuition: $90,000 to $99,000

Average post-graduate salary: $110,000 to $119,000

29. Georgetown (McDonough)

29. Georgetown (McDonough)Facebook/GeorgetownMcDonough

Location: Washington, DC

Tuition: $100,000 to $149,000

Average post-graduate salary: $110,000 to $119,000

28. Michigan State (Eli Broad)

Location: East Lansing, MI

Tuition: $100,000 to $149,000

Average post-graduate salary: $100,000 to $109,000

27. University of Minnesota (Carlson)

27. University of Minnesota (Carlson)Facebook/Minnesota Carlson School of Management

Location: Minneapolis, MN

Tuition: $90,000 to $99,000

Average post-graduate salary: $100,000 to $109,000

26. University of Illinois (Gies)

Location: Champaign, IL

Tuition: $70,000 to $79,000

Average post-graduate salary: $90,000 to $99,000

25. Vanderbilt University (Owen)

Location: Nashville, TN

Tuition: $90,000 to $99,000

Average post-graduate salary: $110,000 to $119,000

24. Babson College (Olin)

Location: Babson Park, MA

Tuition: $100,000 to $149,000

Average post-graduate salary: $70,000 to $89,000

23. University of North Carolina (,000enan-Flagler)

23. University of North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler)Wikimedia Commons/Brisam

Location: Chapel Hill, NC

Tuition: $100,000 to $149,000

Average post-graduate salary: $110,000 to $119,000

22. University of Virginia (Darden)

22. University of Virginia (Darden)Facebook/UVA Darden School of Business

Location: Charlottesville, VA

Tuition: $100,000 to $149,000

Average post-graduate salary: $120,000 to $129,000

21. Emory (Goizueta)

Location: Atlanta, GA

Tuition: $100,000 to $149,000

Average post-graduate salary: $110,000 to $119,000

20. Dartmouth (Tuck)

Location: Hanover, NH

Tuition: $100,000 to $149,000

Average post-graduate salary: $120,000 to $129,000

19. Cornell (Johnson)

Location: Ithaca, NY

Tuition: $100,000 to $149,000

Average post-graduate salary: $120,000 to $129,000

18. University of Indiana (,000elley)

Location: Bloomington, IN

Tuition: $90,000 to $99,000

Average post-graduate salary: $110,000 to $119,000

17. Carnegie Mellon (Tepper)

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Tuition: $100,000 to $149,000

Average post-graduate salary: $110,000 to $119,000

16. Boston University (Questrom)

Location: Boston, MA

Tuition: $100,000 to $149,000

Average post-graduate salary: $90,000 to $99,000

14 (tie). University of Texas (McCombs)

Location: Austin, TX

Tuition: $100,000 to $149,000

Average post-graduate salary: $110,000 to $119,000

14 (tie). University of Southern California (Marshall)

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Tuition: $100,000 to $149,000

Average post-graduate salary: $110,000 to $119,000

13. New York University (Stern)

Location: New York, NY

Tuition: $100,000 to $149,000

Average post-graduate salary: $120,000 to $129,000

12. Duke (Fuqua)

Location: Durham, NC

Tuition: $100,000 to $149,000

Average post-graduate salary: $120,000 to $129,000

11. University of California at Berkeley (Haas)

Location: Berkeley, CA

Tuition: $100,000 to $149,000

Average post-graduate salary: $120,000 to $129,000

10. Yale

10. YaleFacebook/Yale School of Management

Location: New Haven, CT

Tuition: $100,000 to $149,000

Average post-graduate salary: $120,000 to $129,000

9. University of Michigan (Ross)

Location: Ann Arbor, MI

Tuition: $100,000 to $149,000

Average post-graduate salary: $120,000 to $129,000

8. Northwestern University (,000ellogg)

8. Northwestern University (Kellogg),000ellogg School of Management at Northwestern University

Location: Evanston, IL

Tuition: $100,000 to $149,000

Average post-graduate salary: $120,000 to $129,000

7. University of California at Los Angeles (Anderson)

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Tuition: $100,000 to $149,000

Average post-graduate salary: $110,000 to $119,000

6. Columbia University

Location: New York, NY

Tuition: $100,000 to $149,000

Average post-graduate salary: $120,000 to $129,000

5. University of Chicago (Booth)

5. University of Chicago (Booth)Matthew G. Bisanz/CC 3.0

Location: Chicago, IL

Tuition: $100,000 to $149,000

Average post-graduate salary: $120,000 to $129,000

4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan)

Location: Cambridge, MA

Tuition: $100,000 to $149,000

Average post-graduate salary: $120,000 to $129,000

3. University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Tuition: Over $150,000

Average post-graduate salary: $130,000 to $139,000

2. Harvard University

Location: Boston, MA

Tuition: $100,000 to $149,000

Average post-graduate salary: $130,000 to $139,000

1. Stanford University

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Location: Stanford, CA

Tuition: $100,000 to $149,000

Average post-graduate salary: $140,000 to $149,000

--This post originally appeared on Business Insider.

Published on: Oct 8, 2018