Xavier ranked 11th among top colleges and universities in nation for entrepreneurship

Princeton Review, Entrepreneur magazine base ranking on curriculum, mentoring, faculty, success of graduating students | October 1, 2006

In a survey of more than 700 schools released by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine, Xavier University was distinguished as one of the top schools for entrepreneurs. Xavier ranks 11th in the survey for its success in a multitude of factors.

The results of the survey, along with the analysis, appear in the October issue of Entrepreneur, which hits newsstands on Sept. 26.

“This is the third year in a row we have been ranked as one of the top 15 entrepreneurial schools in the country," says Ali Malekzadeh, dean of the Williams College of Business. "The credit goes to our outstanding faculty and the entrepreneurship advisory board members who, through their partnership, are enabling us to educate highly entrepreneurial students with applied skills.”

A number of criteria were used to evaluate Xavier and other colleges and universities, including the entrepreneurial emphasis of the curriculum, mentoring, experiential learning, faculty credentials, and the success of graduating students and alumni. High-ranking schools demonstrated a commitment to practical, hands-on experiential learning to provide the skills that translate into real-world businesses.

“We are honored to be included in The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine list,” adds Tom Clark, director for the Williams College of Business Entrepreneurial Center. “It is a tribute to the entrepreneurial spirit of our students and the many talents of our faculty and members of the community who have served as mentors to entrepreneurship majors.”