Top 25 Graduate Programs & Business Schools of 2012 A listing of this year's top graduate programs for entrepreneurship.

By Entrepreneur Staff

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#1 | Babson College
Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship
Babson Park, MA

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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


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


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

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

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