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Top 25 Undergrad Colleges & 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: $41,888

2011-12 Enrollment: 2,007

Year Major First Offered: 1999

Percentage faculty who are entrepreneurs: 95%

Scholarships for entrepreneurship students: Yes

Scholarships money available: $27,000,000

Recent grads who started a business: 6%

Mentorship programs: 5

Annual amount awarded in business plan competitions: $78,500


















#2 | Baylor University

Baylor Entrepreneurship Program

Waco, TX
Baylor University | Baylor Entrepreneurship Program


Tuition: $33,716

2011-12 Enrollment: 300

Year Major First Offered: 1977

Percentage faculty who are entrepreneurs: 100%

Scholarships for entrepreneurship students: Yes

Scholarships money available: $260,000

Recent grads who started a business: 67%

Mentorship programs: 11

Annual amount awarded in business plan competitions: $30,000


















#3 | University of Houston

Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship

Houston, TX
University of Houston | Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship


Tuition: $18,601

In-state tuition: $9,211

2011-12 Enrollment: 1,847

Year Major First Offered: 1995

Percentage faculty who are entrepreneurs: 100%

Scholarships for entrepreneurship students: Yes

Scholarships money available: $95,000

Recent grads who started a business: 24%

Mentorship programs: 9

Annual amount awarded in business plan competitions: $44,000


















#4 | University of Southern California

Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

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


Tuition: $42,818

2011-12 Enrollment: 1,170

Year Major First Offered: 1971

Percentage faculty who are entrepreneurs: 92%

Scholarships for entrepreneurship students: Yes

Scholarships money available: $15,000

Recent grads who started a business: 50%

Mentorship programs: 3

Annual amount awarded in business plan competitions: $157,000


















#5 | Washington University in St. Louis

Skandalaris Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

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


Tuition: $43,705

2011-12 Enrollment: 1,041

Year Major First Offered: 2003

Percentage faculty who are entrepreneurs: 100%

Scholarships for entrepreneurship students: Yes

Scholarships money available: $500,000

Recent grads who started a business: 55%

Mentorship programs: 10

Annual amount awarded in business plan competitions: $130,600


















#6 | Brigham Young University

Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology

Provo, UT
Brigham Young University | Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology


Tuition: $4,710

2011-12 Enrollment: 88

Year Major First Offered: 1989

Percentage faculty who are entrepreneurs: 90%

Scholarships for entrepreneurship students: Yes

Scholarships money available: $153,119

Recent grads who started a business: 50%

Mentorship programs: 20

Annual amount awarded in business plan competitions: $211,400


















#7 | University of Arizona

McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship

Tucson, AZ
University of Arizona | McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship


Tuition: $26,231

In-state tuition: $10,035

2011-12 Enrollment: 1,500

Year Major First Offered: 1984

Percentage faculty who are entrepreneurs: 36%

Scholarships for entrepreneurship students: Yes

Scholarships money available: $50,000

Recent grads who started a business: 28%

Mentorship programs: 7

Annual amount awarded in business plan competitions: $5,000


















#8 | Temple University

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Institute

Philadelphia, PA
Temple University | Innovation & Entrepreneurship Institute


Tuition: $23,422

In-state tuition: $13,596

2011-12 Enrollment: 405

Year Major First Offered: 1997

Percentage faculty who are entrepreneurs: 94%

Scholarships for entrepreneurship students: Yes

Scholarships money available: $301,134

Recent grads who started a business: 14%

Mentorship programs: 5

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


















#9 | 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


Tuition: $28,446

In-state tuition: $7,694

2011-12 Enrollment: 375

Year Major First Offered: 1997

Percentage faculty who are entrepreneurs: 96%

Scholarships for entrepreneurship students: Yes

Scholarships money available: $50,000

Recent grads who started a business: 8%

Mentorship programs: 3


















#10 | University of Oklahoma

Center for Entrepreneurship

Norman, OK
University of Oklahoma | Center for Entrepreneurship

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Tuition: $18,978

In-state tuition: $7,340

2011-12 Enrollment: 238

Year Major First Offered: 2004

Percentage faculty who are entrepreneurs: 100%

Scholarships for entrepreneurship students: Yes

Scholarships money available: $1,380,000

Recent grads who started a business: 7%

Mentorship programs: 6

Annual amount awarded in business plan competitions: $45,000


















#11 | Syracuse University

Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises

Syracuse, NY
Syracuse University | Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises


Tuition: $39,004

2011-12 Enrollment: 1,835

Year Major First Offered: 1996

Percentage faculty who are entrepreneurs: 75%

Scholarships for entrepreneurship students: Yes

Scholarships money available: $1,800,000

Recent grads who started a business: 12%

Mentorship programs: 6

Annual amount awarded in business plan competitions: $155,000


















#12 | 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: $21,574

In-state tuition: $9,220

2011-12 Enrollment: 454

Year Major First Offered: 2006

Percentage faculty who are entrepreneurs: 100%

Scholarships for entrepreneurship students: Yes

Scholarships money available: $360,000

Recent grads who started a business: 100%

Mentorship programs: 78

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


















#13 | Northeastern University

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Boston, MA
>Northeastern University | Entrepreneurship and Innovation


Tuition: $39,736

2011-12 Enrollment: 490

Year Major First Offered: 1980

Percentage faculty who are entrepreneurs: 95%

Scholarships for entrepreneurship students: Yes

Scholarships money available: $1,880,000

Recent grads who started a business: 2%

Mentorship programs: 2

Annual amount awarded in business plan competitions: $63,750


















#14 | University of Maryland

Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship

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


Tuition: $27,287

In-state tuition: $8,908

2011-12 Enrollment: 1,512

Year Major First Offered: 2009

Percentage faculty who are entrepreneurs: 100%

Scholarships for entrepreneurship students: Yes

Scholarships money available: $345,380

Recent grads who started a business: 7%

Mentorship programs: 22

Annual amount awarded in business plan competitions: $55,500


















#15 | Clarkson University

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Potsdam, NY
Clarkson University | Innovation and Entrepreneurship


Tuition: $38,610

2011-12 Enrollment: 368

Year Major First Offered: 1994

Percentage faculty who are entrepreneurs: 100%

Scholarships for entrepreneurship students: Yes

Scholarships money available: $758,900

Recent grads who started a business: 20%

Mentorship programs: 7

Annual amount awarded in business plan competitions: $476,150


















#16 | Miami University

Institute for Entrepreneurship

Oxford, OH
Miami University | Institute for Entrepreneurship


Tuition: $29,158

In-state tuition: $13,595

2011-12 Enrollment: 545

Year Major First Offered: 2003

Percentage faculty who are entrepreneurs: 100%

Scholarships for entrepreneurship students: Yes

Scholarships money available: $665,000

Recent grads who started a business: 5%

Mentorship programs: 7

Annual amount awarded in business plan competitions: $44,000


















#17 | University of Utah

David Eccles School of Business, The Pierre Lassonde Entrepreneurship Center

Salt Lake City, UT
University of Utah | David Eccles School of Business, The Pierre Lassonde Entrepreneurship Center


Tuition: $22,642

In-state tuition: $7,213

2011-12 Enrollment: 86

Year Major First Offered: 2000

Percentage faculty who are entrepreneurs: 91%

Scholarships for entrepreneurship students: Yes

Scholarships money available: $150,000

Recent grads who started a business: 5%

Mentorship programs: 17

Annual amount awarded in business plan competitions: $27,500


















#18 | University of Dayton

Entrepreneurial Leadership

Dayton, OH
University of Dayton | Entrepreneurial Leadership


Tuition: $33,400

2011-12 Enrollment: 300

Year Major First Offered: 1999

Percentage faculty who are entrepreneurs: 80%

Scholarships for entrepreneurship students: Yes

Scholarships money available: $13,000

Recent grads who started a business: 15%

Mentorship programs: 7

Annual amount awarded in business plan competitions: $140,000


















#19 | Belmont University

Center for Entrepreneurship

Nashville, TN
Belmont University | Center for Entrepreneurship


Tuition: $26,130

2011-12 Enrollment: 188

Year Major First Offered: 2003

Percentage faculty who are entrepreneurs: 71%

Scholarships for entrepreneurship students: Yes

Scholarships money available: $27,000

Recent grads who started a business: 44%

Mentorship programs: 10

Annual amount awarded in business plan competitions: $45,000


















#20 | DePaul University

Entrepreneurship Program

Chicago, IL
DePaul University | Entrepreneurship Program


Tuition: $30,618

2011-12 Enrollment: 291

Year Major First Offered: 1985

Percentage faculty who are entrepreneurs: 100%

Scholarships for entrepreneurship students: Yes

Scholarships money available: $75,000

Recent grads who started a business: 18%

Mentorship programs: 4

Annual amount awarded in business plan competitions: $15,000


















#21 | Baruch College, The City University of New York

Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship

New York, NY
Baruch College, The City University of New York | Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship


Tuition: $15,030

In-state tuition: $5,910

2011-12 Enrollment: 530

Year Major First Offered: 1995

Percentage faculty who are entrepreneurs: 94%

Scholarships for entrepreneurship students: Yes

Scholarships money available: $120,000

Recent grads who started a business: 22%

Mentorship programs: 3

Annual amount awarded in business plan competitions: $500


















#22 | Oklahoma State University

School of Entrepreneurship

Stillwater, OK
Oklahoma State University | School of Entrepreneurship


Tuition: $18,454

In-state tuition: $7,107

2011-12 Enrollment: 1,520

Year Major First Offered: 2008

Percentage faculty who are entrepreneurs: 90%

Scholarships for entrepreneurship students: Yes

Scholarships money available: $45,000

Recent grads who started a business: 30%

Mentorship programs: 4

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


















#23 | Bradley University

Robert and Carolyn Turner Center for Entrepreneurship

Peoria, IL
Bradley University | Robert and Carolyn Turner Center for Entrepreneurship


Tuition: $28,264

2011-12 Enrollment: 558

Year Major First Offered: 1996

Percentage faculty who are entrepreneurs: 100%

Scholarships for entrepreneurship students: Yes

Scholarships money available: $352,000

Recent grads who started a business: 20%

Mentorship programs: 3

Annual amount awarded in business plan competitions: $15,150


















#24 | Lehigh University

Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity & Innovation

Bethlehem, PA
Lehigh University | Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity & Innovation


Tuition: $42,220

2011-12 Enrollment: 571

Percentage faculty who are entrepreneurs: 74%

Scholarships for entrepreneurship students: Yes

Scholarships money available: $30,000

Recent grads who started a business: 1%

Mentorship programs: 17

Annual amount awarded in business plan competitions: $72,000


















#25 | Texas Christian University

Neeley Entrepreneurship Program

Fort Worth, TX
Texas Christian University | Neeley Entrepreneurship Program


Tuition: $34,590

2011-12 Enrollment: 1,052

Year Major First Offered: 2001

Percentage faculty who are entrepreneurs: 80%

Scholarships for entrepreneurship students: Yes

Scholarships money available: $636,460

Recent grads who started a business: 1%

Mentorship programs: 8