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Facts and figures

Students Outcomes Community

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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More than 20,000 students from over 100 countries call W. P. Carey home. And with more than 60 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 2023 enrollment
Undergraduate students 22,451
International undergraduates 1,956
MBA students 1,190
Specialized master’s program students 626
Doctoral students 111


In 2023, 84.4% of first-year W. P. Carey undergraduates returned for their second year at ASU. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the national average for public four-year-institutions is 82%. Upon graduation, our students join an alumni network of more than 120,000 W. P. Carey alumni taking their careers and their organizations to the next level.

Retention and graduation

2022-23 first-year student retention
Full-time first-year students entering cohort 3,488
Percent persisting within university after one year 84.4%

2022-23 graduate student retention
Online MBA students that re-enrolled within 12 months of first enrollment 89%

2023-24 degrees conferred
Bachelor of Arts 1,882
Bachelor of Science 2,306
Doctorate of Business Administration 53
Master of Accountancy 57
Master of Business Administration 321
Master of Science in Business Analytics 158
Master of Science in Economics 2
Master of Science in Finance 30
Master of Science in Global Logistics 20
Master of Science in Information Systems Management 72
Master of Science in Management 27
Master of Real Estate Development 30
Master of Taxation 24
Online Master of Business Administration 112
Online Master of Science in Business Analytics 33
Online Master of Supply Chain Management 30
Total undergraduate degrees 4,187
Master of Science 356
Total master's degrees 837
Total doctorate degrees 62
Total degrees conferred 5,039


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 2023
Undergraduate starting salary $65,839

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 2023  
Employed at graduation 88%
Employed 90 days after graduation 96%
Average salary $126,618
(average base starting salary)
Master of Accountancy - Data Analytics class of 2023  
Employed 6 months after graduation 100%
Master of Science in Business Analytics class of 2023  
Employed 6 months after graduation 87%
Master of Taxation class of 2023  
Employed 6 months after graduation 95%
Master of Global Logistics class of 2023  
Employed 6 months after graduation 83%
*Employment reflects graduation dates from December 2018 - May 2019.


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. ASU graduates maintain thriving alumni chapters in 46 U.S. cities and 54 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 over 20 highly regarded research centers and countless class sessions, setting the stage for where business goes next.

2023-24 W. P. Carey community
Alumni 128,519
Full-time faculty 330
Total faculty 466
Staff 437