Fortune magazine and both rank which tech firms are the best to work for in the US, and there are eight companies that appear in the top 20 on both lists. Below are lists of where the leadership teams for these companies, as listed on each company’s website, did their undergraduate studies. 58 of 72 (81%) attended non-MC25 colleges. (Note: Click on the word ‘Lists’ in the menu for important notes for this section.)

U Southern California (CEO)


Brigham Young U


Golden Gate University

Virginia Tech

Middlebury College

Wellesley College

U California Berkeley (2)

Rensselear Polytechnic Institute

Augsburg College

U Colorado Boulder

California State U–Chico


U Vermont (CEO)

U California Berkeley



U Colorado Boulder


U Alabama

Marshall U

Bates College

Howard U

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Rochester Institute of Technology

SAP America

U Illinois (president)

Mount St. Mary’s U

U Vermont

Appalachian State U

Northern Illinois University

Union College




U Washington

Lehigh U

Fordham U


U Central Florida (CEO)

U Southern California

Tufts U

California State U Chico

US Air Force Academy

Marshall U

U Washington

U Virginia

Washington U in St. Louis

U California Davis

Michigan State


Oregon State U (CEO)

U Arizona

Kansas State U

U Florida

U Minnesota

U California Davis

Fast Enterprises

U San Francisco


Montana State

Kansas State U

North Island College

U Montana

Ultimate Software

Hamilton College (CEO)

U Pennsylvania

US Naval Academy

U Florida

U Connecticut

LeMoyne College (2)

Harvard (President)

U Massachusetts Lowell

Notre Dame

Hamilton College

College of the Holy Cross

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Sources: corporate websites and

(Last updated 4/17/2021)