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Princeton Review names top entrepreneurship degree programs

September 24th, 2012

BabsonThe Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine have disclosed the results of the Princeton Review’s annual survey that names the schools with the top 25 undergraduate and top 25 graduate entrepreneurship programs in the nation.

From more than 2,000 schools reviewed, Babson College in Massachusetts captured the #1 spot on both the undergraduate and graduate entrepreneurship program ranking lists this year. Babson has been #1 on the graduate list for four consecutive years and was #2 on the undergraduate list in 2011.

Coming in #2 on the undergraduate entrepreneurship program list this year is Baylor University, while the University of Houston is #3.  In the graduate program category, ranking #2 this year is the University of Michigan while Brigham Young University (UT) is #3.

Eight schools new to the list

This year’s rankings include eight schools new to the lists. On the undergraduate list, they are the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (#9), Clarkson University (#15) and Lehigh University (#24).

Five schools new to the graduate list include: University of Utah (#15), Cornell University (#16), University of Louisville (#20), Columbia University (#23) and University of Oklahoma (#25). (Complete lists follow.)

A feature on the rankings is now posted on Entrepreneur‘s website at www.entrepreneur.com/topcolleges and it will appear inEntrepreneur‘s October issue, available on newsstands tomorrow, September 25.

The Princeton Review today posted the ranking lists at www.princetonreview.com/entrepreneur. There users can also access information about criteria for the rankings and topics asked in the 60-question survey for this project.

The Princeton Review conducted its surveys of school administrators from April through June 2012. The wide range of data the education services company used to evaluate the programs and tally the rankings included: the schools’ levels of commitment to entrepreneurship inside and outside the classroom, the percentage of their faculty, students, and alumni actively and successfully involved in entrepreneurial endeavors and the number and reach of their mentorship programs.

The company also considered their funding for scholarships and grants for entrepreneurial studies and projects, and their support for school-sponsored business plan competitions.

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