Having a good education is one of the first steps of having a good career. In order to find out the colleges that CEOs attended, Kittleman Search made a study with 500 CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. In this study, the company tried to identify the schools that produced the most CEOs. First, the undergraduate schools that each CEO went has been found and then, these schools were categorized whether they were public or private.
According to this list, the first five schools that produce the most CEOs are University of Wisconsin with 14 CEOs, Harvard University with 12 CEOs, Cornell University with 10 CEOs, University of Michigan with 8 CEOs and Stanford University with 7 CEOs. It is also interesting to see that 18 CEOs did not attend any universities at all. Also, 56 of these Fortune 500 CEOs attended universities outside of the US. 213 of these CEOs went to public universities and the remaining 213 CEOs out of 500 went to private universities. Also, 9.2% of these CEOs attended Ivy League schools.
Besides Fortune 500 companies, Kittleman also searched for the most successful non-profit leaders to find out the schools that they have attended. The top 5 schools that produced the most non-profit leaders are Yale University with 4 CEOs, Georgetown University with 3 CEOs, Princeton University with 3 CEOs, State University of New York (SUNY) with 2 CEOs and University of Wisconsin with 2 CEOs. 55 leaders went to private universities whereas 32 leaders went to public universities. This score is a little bit different compared to Fortune 500 CEOs which was a tie. Finally, 15% of these leaders attended Ivy League universities.