Harvard, Babson College Are Top Colleges for Entrepreneurship

October 15, 2014

3:00 pm

A recent report published in the October issues of Entrepreneur magazine points out that Harvard University and Babson College are among the top colleges for entrepreneurship, putting together top-tiered entrepreneurship curricula for their students.

The rankings were produced by Princeton Review and are separated into two sections: undergraduate and graduate programs. According to the rankings, Harvard University ranks first place in graduate programs, while Babson College tops the undergraduate list.

At Harvard Business School – where the Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship has had a foothold since 2003 – students have access to 33 different entrepreneurship-related graduate-level courses, taught by renowned faculty (57 percent of whom have started, bought, or run their own successful businesses). The rankings also noted that graduates have started 182 companies and have collectively raised $1,200,000,000 in funding. While cash numbers aren’t always an indication of success, those numbers are surely impressive. Rounding out the rest of the top five are Babson College (yes, it placed second in the graduate rankings), University of Michigan, Rice University, Stanford University.

Babson College is apparently the school to attend if you really want to dive deep into entrepreneurship studies. Placing first in the undergraduate rankings and second in the graduate rankings, Babson not only has a faculty body comprised 100 percent of people who have started, bought, or run their businesses, but also offers 79 graduate-level and 55 undergraduate-level courses in entrepreneurship. Most importantly, the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship (founded in 1998) offers such resources and programs like the John E. and Alice L. Butler Venture Accelerator and a Summer Venture Program – allowing students with limitless opportunities to turn their ideas into concrete businesses. The University of Houston, Baylor University , Brigham Young University, and the University of Oklahoma finish off the top five in the undergraduate rankings.

To see the rest of the rankings for the top 25 colleges for entrepreneurship (undergraduate and graduate), head over to the Entrepreneur piece.

 

 

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Ronald Barba was the previous managing editor of Tech.Co. His primary story interests include industry trends, consumer-facing apps/products, the startup lifestyle, business ethics, diversity in tech, and what-is-this-bullsh*t things. Aside from writing about startups and entrepreneurship, Ronald is interested in 'Doctor Who', Murakami, 'The Mindy Project', and fried chicken. He is currently based in New York because he mistakenly studied philosophy in college and is now a "writer". Tweet @RonaldPBarba.

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