When it comes to highly ranked schools where the price tag for an MBA is more affordable, only Purdue and four other schools come in under $100,000. (Photo: MonthiraYodtiwong / Getty Images)

We at Poets & Quants–24/7 Wall St. have written plenty about  at the top schools. But what about highly ranked schools where the price tag is more affordable?

Though “affordable” may be a relative term – even at its cheapest, an MBA from a full-time program in the United States costs more than the country’s median household income – there are schools where a high-quality graduate business education can be had for about a quarter of what you’d pay to attend Stanford, Columbia, or NYU Stern.

Leading the way among  for most affordable MBA is Purdue