November 16th, 2010 | Uncategorized

Yale doesn’t have a lot of CEOs

If you’re the chief executive officer of one of America’s largest companies, chances are you didn’t go to Yale.

US News & World Report published a table titled “Where CEOs at America’s Largest Companies Went to College” that ranks 13 universities based on the number of degrees they awarded to the CEOs of the top 100 companies in the Fortune 500. Having awarded a total of 3 degrees (two undergraduate and one graduate) to such corporate leaders, Yale is tied in seventh along with six other schools. Yale has one “CEO degree” less than Cornell, Dartmouth and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which are tied in fourth. Harvard leads the table with 15 degrees as the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia come second with seven degrees each.