How much weight does a degree from an out-of-state college hold?
Hello, I'm wondering about the weight of an out-of-state Graduate degree, as I live in Los Angeles, California and do not plan to move away in the future. The highest ranked schools, UCLA and USC are unfortunately out of reach for my test scores.
So I was accepted to an MBA program at the University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign (Online), and I was also accepted at Pepperdine University (Part-Time). But USnews has Urbana Champaign ranked 25 spots higher than my local college at #40 vs. #65 and Illinois also has a much lower acceptance rate.
What makes it more enticing, is that Illinois is 22k, while Pepperdine is 70k.
Looking ahead, would it be better to have a degree from a higher rank out of state school or from a mid tier local college? Do out of state schools still hold their weight?
All opinions are welcome. Thank you.