Notre Dame ties for 5th in degrees earned by Fortune 500 CEOs

by Brittany Collins

U.S. News & World Report

The University of Notre Dame tied for fifth place in a U.S. News & World Report study that analyzed Fortune magazine’s annual ranking of American corporations based on revenue and focused on which CEOs held degrees and where those degrees were earned. With a total of 14 total degrees awarded, Notre Dame shares the ranking with the Universities of Michigan and Virginia.

Of the 14 Notre Dame degrees earned by CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, 10 are undergraduate degrees and four are graduate degrees — only one of which is an M.B.A., according to the survey. Notre Dame moves up three spots in this year’s ranking, from No. 8 last year.

Harvard University tops the Fortune 500 study with 65 degrees. Stanford University came in second with 27 degrees.