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The Rise of Entrepreneurship on College Campuses (Infographic)

The Rise of Entrepreneurship on College Campuses (Infographic)

You could blame it on the economy or Mark Zuckerberg, but one thing’s for sure: Entrepreneurship is taking college campuses by storm.

Currently, two thirds, or more than 2,000, U.S. colleges and universities now offer a course in entrepreneurship, according to the Kauffman Foundation.

It’s a response to the intense demand among college students, expert say. In 2011, 16 percent of new graduates started businesses upon graduating, according to a 2011 survey by the Association of Business Schools. That’s up from 5 percent in the early 1990s.

Yet, more than half of students surveyed cite a lack of resources as their main reason for not starting up. In the infographic from Intuit Payments (below), check out other interesting factoids that describe the effect entrepreneurship is having on college campuses, as well as obstacles standing in the way of added growth.

Related: Top Colleges for Entrepreneurship 2012

Diana Ransom is deputy editor of Entrepreneur.com.
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