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Top 25 Graduate Programs & Business Schools of 2012

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#1 | Babson College

Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship

Babson Park, MA
Babson College | Arthur M. Blank Center for EntrepreneurshipRequest a Brochure


Tuition: $56,620

2011-12 Enrollment: 1,279

Year Major First Offered: 1967

Percentage faculty who are entrepreneurs: 100%

Scholarships for entrepreneurship students: Yes

Scholarships money available: $86,620

Recent grads who started a business: 15%

Mentorship programs: 5

Annual amount awarded in business plan competitions: $65,000


















#2 | University of Michigan

Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies

Ann Arbor, MI
University of Michigan | Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies


Tuition: $55,194

In-state tuition: $50,194

2011-12 Enrollment: 2,192

Year Major First Offered: 1972

Percentage faculty who are entrepreneurs: 48%

Scholarships for entrepreneurship students: Yes

Scholarships money available: $140,000

Recent grads who started a business: 30%

Mentorship programs: 6

Annual amount awarded in business plan competitions: $137,000


















#3 | Brigham Young University

Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology

Provo, UT
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Tuition: $20,560

In-state tuition: $10,280

2011-12 Enrollment: 314

Year Major First Offered: 2003

Percentage faculty who are entrepreneurs: 91%

Scholarships for entrepreneurship students: Yes

Scholarships money available: $59,927

Recent grads who started a business: 21%

Mentorship programs: 22

Annual amount awarded in business plan competitions: $108,150


















#4 | Rice University

Jones Graduate School Entrepreneurship Program

Houston, TX
Rice University | Jones Graduate School Entrepreneurship Program


Tuition: $44,810

2011-12 Enrollment: 343

Year Major First Offered: 1974

Percentage faculty who are entrepreneurs: 100%

Scholarships for entrepreneurship students: Yes

Scholarships money available: $950,000

Recent grads who started a business: 6%

Mentorship programs: 5

Annual amount awarded in business plan competitions: $24,550


















#5 | The University of Texas at Austin

Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship

Austin, TX
The University of Texas at Austin | Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship


Tuition: $47,136

In-state tuition: $32,140

2011-12 Enrollment: 327

Year Major First Offered: 1964

Percentage faculty who are entrepreneurs: 91%

Scholarships for entrepreneurship students: Yes

Scholarships money available: $1,142,315

Recent grads who started a business: 5%

Mentorship programs: 4

Annual amount awarded in business plan competitions: $36,750


















#6 | Washington University in St. Louis

Skandalaris Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

St. Louis, MO
Washington University in St. Louis | Skandalaris Center for Entrepreneurial Studies


Tuition: $46,975

2011-12 Enrollment: 638

Year Major First Offered: 2001

Percentage faculty who are entrepreneurs: 100%

Scholarships for entrepreneurship students: Yes

Scholarships money available: $500,000

Recent grads who started a business: 58%

Mentorship programs: 6

Annual amount awarded in business plan competitions: $150,600


















#7 | University of Chicago

Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship

Chicago, IL
University of Chicago | Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship

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Tuition: $51,614

2011-12 Enrollment: 580

Year Major First Offered: 1998

Percentage faculty who are entrepreneurs: 40%

Scholarships for entrepreneurship students: Yes

Scholarships money available: $330,000

Recent grads who started a business: 3%

Mentorship programs: 7

Annual amount awarded in business plan competitions: $161,300


















#8 | University of Virginia

The Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

Charlottesville, VA
University of Virginia | The Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership


Tuition: $52,000

In-state tuition: $47,000

2011-12 Enrollment: 686

Year Major First Offered: 1995

Percentage faculty who are entrepreneurs: 100%

Scholarships for entrepreneurship students: Yes

Scholarships money available: $1,040,000

Mentorship programs: 16

Annual amount awarded in business plan competitions: $26,500


















#9 | University of Arizona

McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship

Tucson, AZ
University of Arizona | McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship


Tuition: $39,801

In-state tuition: $24,839

2011-12 Enrollment: 50

Year Major First Offered: 1985

Percentage faculty who are entrepreneurs: 35%

Scholarships for entrepreneurship students: Yes

Scholarships money available: $50,000

Recent grads who started a business: 25%

Mentorship programs: 7

Annual amount awarded in business plan competitions: $50,000


















#10 | University of Washington

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Seattle, WA
University of Washington | Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship


Tuition: $39,237

In-state tuition: $29,166

2011-12 Enrollment: 835

Year Major First Offered: 1991

Percentage faculty who are entrepreneurs: 81%

Scholarships for entrepreneurship students: Yes

Scholarships money available: $135,000

Recent grads who started a business: 18%

Mentorship programs: 7

Annual amount awarded in business plan competitions: $534,000


















#11 | University of South Florida

USF Center for Entrepreneurship

Tampa, FL
University of South Florida | USF Center for Entrepreneurship


Tuition: $19,797

In-state tuition: $9,677

2011-12 Enrollment: 218

Year Major First Offered: 1992

Percentage faculty who are entrepreneurs: 100%

Scholarships for entrepreneurship students: Yes

Scholarships money available: $50,000

Recent grads who started a business: 70%

Mentorship programs: 9

Annual amount awarded in business plan competitions: $23,000


















#12 | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

Chapel Hill, NC
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

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Tuition: $51,690

In-state tuition: $30,408

2011-12 Enrollment: 1,360

Year Major First Offered: 1988

Percentage faculty who are entrepreneurs: 95%

Scholarships for entrepreneurship students: Yes

Scholarships money available: $35,000

Recent grads who started a business: 6%

Mentorship programs: 3


















#13 | Temple University

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute

Philadelphia, PA
Temple University | Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute


Tuition: $35,714

In-state tuition: $25,346

2011-12 Enrollment: 515

Year Major First Offered: 1997

Percentage faculty who are entrepreneurs: 67%

Scholarships for entrepreneurship students: Yes

Scholarships money available: $663,300

Recent grads who started a business: 11%

Mentorship programs: 5

Annual amount awarded in business plan competitions: $149,300


















#14 | Oklahoma State University

School of Entrepreneurship

Stillwater, OK
Oklahoma State University | School of Entrepreneurship


Tuition: $18,118

 

In-state tuition: $6,492

2011-12 Enrollment: 450

Year Major First Offered: 1995

Percentage faculty who are entrepreneurs: 90%

Scholarships for entrepreneurship students: Yes

Scholarships money available: $125,000

Recent grads who started a business: 75%

Mentorship programs: 3

Annual amount awarded in business plan competitions: $3,000



















#15 | University of Utah

Pierre Lassonde Entrepreneur Center

Salt Lake City, UT
University of Utah | Pierre Lassonde Entrepreneur Center


Tuition: $75

In-state tuition: $45,900

2011-12 Enrollment: 597

Year Major First Offered: 2000

Percentage faculty who are entrepreneurs: 100%

Scholarships for entrepreneurship students: Yes

Scholarships money available: $350,000

Recent grads who started a business: 3%

Mentorship programs: 19

Annual amount awarded in business plan competitions: $225,700


















#16 | Cornell University

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute (EII)

Ithaca, NY
Cornell University | Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute (EII)


Tuition: $51,480

 

2011-12 Enrollment: 18

Year Major First Offered: 1982

Percentage faculty who are entrepreneurs: 100%

Scholarships for entrepreneurship students: No

Recent grads who started a business: 50%

Mentorship programs: 5

Annual amount awarded in business plan competitions: $25,000



















#17 | DePaul University

Entrepreneurship Program

Chicago, IL
DePaul University | Entrepreneurship Program


Tuition: $900

 

2011-12 Enrollment: 148

Year Major First Offered: 1982

Percentage faculty who are entrepreneurs: 100%

Scholarships for entrepreneurship students: Yes

Scholarships money available: $125,000

Recent grads who started a business: 21%

Mentorship programs: 3

Annual amount awarded in business plan competitions: $35,000



















#18 | Acton MBA in Entrepreneurship

Acton School of Business

Austin, TX
Acton MBA in Entrepreneurship | Acton School of Business

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Tuition: $49,500

 

2011-12 Enrollment: 20

Year Major First Offered: 2003

Percentage faculty who are entrepreneurs: 100%

Scholarships for entrepreneurship students: Yes

Scholarships money available: $396,000

Recent grads who started a business: 25%

Mentorship programs: 1



















#19 | University of Missouri-Kansas City

UMKC Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Kansas City, MO
University of Missouri-Kansas City | UMKC Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation


Tuition: $15,143

In-state tuition: $6,409

2011-12 Enrollment: 349

Year Major First Offered: 1998

Percentage faculty who are entrepreneurs: 100%

Scholarships for entrepreneurship students: Yes

Scholarships money available: $615,614

Recent grads who started a business: 100%

Mentorship programs: 78

Annual amount awarded in business plan competitions: $20,000


















#20 | University of Louisville

Entrepreneurship MBA

Louisville, KY
University of Louisville | Entrepreneurship MBA


Tuition: $31,000

In-state tuition: $31,000

2011-12 Enrollment: 40

Year Major First Offered: 1993

Percentage faculty who are entrepreneurs: 100%

Scholarships for entrepreneurship students: Yes

Scholarships money available: $196,250

Recent grads who started a business: 42%

Mentorship programs: 3

Annual amount awarded in business plan competitions: $82,740


















#21 | University of Southern California

Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

Los Angeles, CA
University of Southern California | Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies


Tuition: $49,781

2011-12 Enrollment: 734

Year Major First Offered: 1971

Percentage faculty who are entrepreneurs: 90%

Scholarships for entrepreneurship students: Yes

Scholarships money available: $25,000

Mentorship programs: 7


















#22 | Tulane University

Levy-Rosenblum Institute for Entrepreneurship

New Orleans, LA
Tulane University | Levy-Rosenblum Institute for Entrepreneurship

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Tuition: $49,936

2011-12 Enrollment: 58

Year Major First Offered: 1992

Percentage faculty who are entrepreneurs: 75%

Scholarships for entrepreneurship students: Yes

Scholarships money available: $300,000

Recent grads who started a business: 15%

Mentorship programs: 3


















#23 | Columbia University

The Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center

New York, NY
Columbia University | The Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center

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Tuition: $58,350

2011-12 Enrollment: 2,166

Year Major First Offered: 1996

Percentage faculty who are entrepreneurs: 45%

Scholarships for entrepreneurship students: No

Recent grads who started a business: 5%

Mentorship programs: 5

Annual amount awarded in business plan competitions: $100,000


















#24 | University of Maryland

Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship

College Park, MD
University of Maryland | Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship

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Tuition: $47,448

 

In-state tuition: $40,158

2011-12 Enrollment: 152

Year Major First Offered: 1986

Percentage faculty who are entrepreneurs: 100%

Scholarships for entrepreneurship students: Yes

Scholarships money available: $320,000

Recent grads who started a business: 6%

Mentorship programs: 9

Annual amount awarded in business plan competitions: $25,250



















#25 | University of Oklahoma

Center for Entrepreneurship

Norman, OK
University of Oklahoma | Center for Entrepreneurship


Tuition: $18,553

 

In-state tuition: $7,753

2011-12 Enrollment: 58

Year Major First Offered: 2005

Percentage faculty who are entrepreneurs: 100%

Scholarships for entrepreneurship students: Yes

Scholarships money available: $215,000

Recent grads who started a business: 8%

Mentorship programs: 5

Annual amount awarded in business plan competitions: $11,500