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CEO-U: The Top 10 Universities for Fortune 500 Chief Executives


A recent Equilar analysis looked at CEO biographies within Fortune 500 proxy statements, uncovering education details in approximately 30% of those companies’ filings totaling 270 degrees in all. The map below shows the top 10 schools that have awarded degrees to these high-profile executives.


University Number of CEOs Graduated Number of Degrees Awarded
Harvard University
Massachusetts
20 27
Stanford University
California
12 17
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Massachusetts
4 7
Columbia University
New York
6 6
Dartmouth College
New Hampshire
6 6
University of Michigan
Michigan
6 6
New York University
New York
4 5
University of Notre Dame
Indiana
3 5
Texas A&M University
Texas
4 4
University of Texas, Austin
Texas
4 4
Source: Equilar,Inc.

For information on the individual CEOs who attended these schools—including CEO name, company and degree(s) earned—please fill out the form to receive a free download by email. If you would like to see the complete list including all 139 schools, you may reply to the email with the free download and an Equilar representative will contact you.

For our story on the findings in the study, please visit the Equilar blog .

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