America’s Entrepreneurship Programs Continue to Grow

America’s Entrepreneurship Programs Continue to Grow

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Entrepreneur and The Princeton Review Reveal the Nation’s Top 50
October 10, 2007: 06:00 AM EST

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ — Entrepreneur magazine and
The Princeton Review released today the fifth annual ranking of the top
50 graduate and undergraduate entrepreneurship programs in the nation.
Heading the list for undergraduate schools is Babson College, and among
graduate programs, the University of Southern California takes the
number-one position.

Babson College and The University of Arizona took the second and
third spots for top graduate programs, respectively. For the
undergraduate program ranking, the University of Houston and Drexel
University were second and third. A nearly 30% increase in
participating schools with this year’s ranking underscores the growing
number of entrepreneurial courses nationwide and the established
mainstream appeal of business ownership.

All 900 schools surveyed were evaluated based on key criteria in
the areas of academics and requirements, students and faculty, and
outside-the-classroom support and experiences. A total of 50 schools,
25 undergraduate and 25 graduate schools, made the list, with several
others receiving honorable mentions.

"For years now schools have been responding to student demand for
competitive entrepreneurial programs," says Rieva Lesonsky, senior VP
and editorial director of Entrepreneur magazine. "The newly emerging
trends are in programs that focus on women-owned as well as
environmentally and socially conscious businesses. Strong alumni
networks, emphasis on feasibility studies and activities for engaging
in the local business community continue to be key points among
entrepreneurs looking for programs that fit their needs."

The survey questions for the annual top colleges ranking are
revisited each year to ensure that clear, concise and appropriate data
is collected. Robert Franek of The Princeton Review says this year,
"New questions allowed for more program-specific elements to come to
the surface." This gives prospective students more of the essential
information they need to start exploring programs that can prepare them
for greater success in their business ventures.

Included is a complete listing of the schools ranked. Pick up the
November issue of Entrepreneur on newsstands October 23rd to read the
full feature story.


Best Schools for Entrepreneurs

Top 25 Undergraduate Programs

Top 25 Graduate Programs
1.  Babson College                   
2.  University of Houston        
3.  Drexel University            
4.  The University of Arizona    
5.  University of Dayton         
6.  Chapman University           
7.  DePaul University            
8.  Temple University            
9.  University of North Dakota   
10. Loyola Marymount University  
11. Wichita State University     
12. Syracuse University          
13. University of Notre Dame     
14. University of Maryland       
15. University of Oklahoma       
16. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign            
17. Xavier University            
18. The University of Alabama    
19. University of Southern  California                   
20. Ball State University        
21. The University of Iowa       
22. Brigham Young University     
23. Baylor University            
24. Northeastern University      
25. The Ohio State University
1.  University of Southern California
2.  Babson College
3.  The University of Arizona
4.  University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
5.  DePaul University
6.  University of California, Los Angeles
7.  Drexel University
8.  Chapman University
9.  University of South Florida
10. University of Illinois, Chicago
11. Loyola Marymount University
12. Temple University
13. Monterey Institute of International Studies
14. University of Colorado at Boulder
15. Tulane University
16. Syracuse University
17. Indiana University, Bloomington
18. University of Maryland
19. San Diego State University
20. University of Washington
21. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
22. Rice University
23. University of California, Riverside
24. Northwestern University
25. University of Notre Dame

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