In a survey of more than 2,000 schools just released by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine, Xavier University was distinguished as one of the top schools in the country for undergraduate entrepreneurship programs. Xavier is ranked 25th. This is the eighth year in a row Xavier has been recognized as having one of the best entrepreneurship programs in the nation.
Xavier is ranked along with schools such as the University of Houston, Baylor, Notre Dame and the University of Southern California. In addition to teaching strong entrepreneurship fundamentals in the classroom and staffing with instructors who are successful entrepreneurs, criteria for the rankings include excellence in mentorship and providing experiential or entrepreneurial opportunities outside of the classroom.
“Behind the top-ranked schools is not only a great formal classroom experience but a cross-disciplinary approach to teaching entrepreneurship that embraces and encourages a student’s vision to build a successful business,” said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s senior vice president of publishing and nationally-recognized expert on college admissions.
“The right education enhances and reinforces curiosity and creative thinking in entrepreneurs,” said Amy Cosper, vice president and editor in chief at Entrepreneur. “This ranking provides a unique look at top schools that offer the type of training, encouragement and direction that nurtures entrepreneurial skills. It’s an excellent resource for those interested in academics as a pathway to their goals, and it can help tremendously in the discovery process to finding the right program.”
For a complete listing of the schools, go to Entrepreneur magazine's website or visit the website for the Princeton Review. Full details appear in the October issue of Entrepreneur, available on newsstands beginning today.