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Baylor Undergraduate Business Program Ranked 12th Among Non-Doctoral Schools, 24th Among Private Schools by U.S. News -- Entrepreneurship Program Ranked 10th

Aug. 22, 2005

Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business tied with ten other schools for 66th place in the "Best Undergraduate Business Programs" category in the 2006 edition of America's Best Colleges survey released August 19 by U.S. News & World Report. Hankamer placed 12th among business schools without a doctoral program and 24th among private schools. Last year, Hankamer was ranked in 77th place.

Also ranked is Hankamer's entrepreneurship program, which is again rated by U.S. News as the 10th best program in the nation, the same as last year.

"Our rise in the rankings is evidence that our efforts are being noticed," said Terry Maness, dean of the Hankamer School of Business. "It's nice to get outside validation of the quality of Baylor's undergraduate Business experience."

U.S. News said its "Best Undergraduate Business Programs" is based on a survey sent to deans and senior faculty at undergraduate business programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Deans and faculty were surveyed in spring 2005. Participants were asked to rate the quality of all programs they are familiar with on a scale of 1 (marginal) to 5 (distinguished). The rankings are based solely on this survey.

The tenth-ranked entrepreneurship program at the Hankamer School of Business is among the oldest programs of its kind in the nation. It was launched at the business school in 1977.

The U.S. News rankings can be found at The "America's Best Colleges" newsstands guide and the college guide issue of U.S. News & World Report went on sale August 22.

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