Business students score in top percent on national business exam

Press Release

TOPEKA –  Scores earned by 65 seniors and MBA students at Washburn University have placed the school in the top 20 percent in the Major Field Test in Business.  

Spring 2013 Washburn undergraduate students had an average score of 161 out of a possible 200, placing Washburn at the 96th percentile nationwide.  At the individual level, 88 percent of the students scored above the national average, and 40 percent scored in the top 25 percent in the country.   Washburn MBA students scored at the 80th percentile for the year.  Overall, Washburn business graduates have consistently posted 80th percentile or better scores during the last nine years.

Test scores received by Washburn School of Business students show the students excel in factual knowledge and conceptual knowledge.

Administered at more than 600 colleges and universities across the country, the MFT is designed to measure the subject knowledge of the students as they complete undergraduate degrees.

Spring 2013 Washburn students who individually scored in the 75th percentile and above are:


Eskridge:  Erin McHenry

Hutchinson:  Sam Schulte:

Lawrence:  Jessica Stogsdill

Lyndon:  Ashley Brecheisen

Perry:  Stephanie Brigham

Tecumseh:  Jaclyn Creech

Topeka:  Mitchell Allen, Robert Chipman, Rachel Fechter, Kathleen Garrett, Dan Harris, Autumn Henderson, Gabrielle Hirsch, Kelsie Keleher, Ashok Madhavan, David Render,             James Sandgren, Joseph Schmidt, Breanna Short, David-John Tiemans, Austin Wegener, Brett Yingling.

Valley Center:  Reid McCallum

Winchester:  Scott Noll

The Washburn School of Business is accredited by the AACSB International, the premier accrediting body of business programs.  The School was also included in Princeton Review’s 2011 Best 300 Business School List for its high quality MBA program.

Designed by Educational Testing Services (also known for the SAT, PSAT and other nationally known tests), the ETS Major Field Tests are comprehensive outcome assessments designed to measure the critical knowledge and understanding obtained by students in a major field of study. The Major Field Tests go beyond the measurement of factual knowledge and help students analyze and solve problems, understand relationships and interpret material from their major field of study.