Baylor Ranked in Nation's Top 25 Entrepreneurship Schools

Aug. 25, 1995

by Alan Hunt

WACO, Texas -- Success magazine has ranked Baylor University in its list of the nation's top 25 business schools for entrepreneurs.

Dr. Nancy Upton, director of Baylor's John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship, said news of the ranking was "wonderful" and a "source of great pride."

Baylor was one of the first universities in America to offer a major in entrepreneurship. The school launched its entrepreneurship center nearly 20 years ago -- among the first of its kind in the nation.

The Success survey, published in the September issue of the magazine, describes the Baylor entrepreneurship program as "heavily experiential; students start businesses and work with mentors. Alliance with Texas venture capitalists and a strong alumni base."

Success magazine's panel of judges based their list of the nation's top entrepreneurship centers on four qualities -- faculty qualifications, curriculum, academic standards and student scores, and quality and depth of resources. The panel included experts and leaders of entrepreneurship centers at schools across the country.

The only other Texas school to be included on the magazine's list was the University of Texas at Austin.

Upton, who was named Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year for 1995 by the U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, has been a member of the Baylor faculty since 1983. Recognized as a leading authority in the field of entrepreneurship and family business, Upton has received numerous accolades for her innovative projects and research. She holds the Ben H. Williams Professorship in Entrepreneurship.

For more information, call Upton at (817) 755-2265.

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