Baylor one of only two Texas universities ranked in College Choice Top 50 schools for aspiring entrepreneurs

Aug. 19, 2014

WACO, TX - College Choice, an independent online publication that surveys higher education institutions to aid students and their families in selecting the right college, has ranked the John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business among the top 50 entrepreneurship schools in the country. Among other schools included in the list were Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Duke, Princeton and Stanford.

In selecting Hankamer's Baugh Center, the publication cited the variety of initiatives and programs both within the business school and in the broader business community offered by the center, and the two dozen business-related majors and minors available through Hankamer, including a major in entrepreneurship. Baylor's in-house investment engine, the Baylor Angel Network, also was recognized as a positive feature.

The other Texas institution listed in the rankings was the University of Texas at Austin.

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.