U.S. News today (April 4) yanked Texas Christian University’s Neeley School of Business from its newest ranking of full-time MBA programs after dsicovering that the school misreported GMAT data.
Neeley originally told U.S. News that the average GMAT school for its latest incoming class of full-time MBAs was 678 when, in fact, it was 38 points lower at 640.
The school was proactive in notifying U.S. News shortly after the March 17th release of the 2019 ranking. Neeley was ranked 54th, a jump of 17 places from 71st a year earlier. Now, U.S. News has moved the school to the “unranked” category.
“When we were inputing the data we put the wrong number in and didn’t catch it until after we saw the ranking,” says David Allen, associate dean for graduate programs at Neeley. “Our ranking had jumped pretty significantly from the previous year so it led us to go back to look more closely at the data. We found it was incorrect and we immediately let them know it was wrong and what the correct n..