Baylor Named a Top School for Entrepreneurship Studies by The Princeton Review & Entrepreneur

Baylor’s undergraduate entrepreneurship program in the Hankamer School of Business moved up to No. 5 among the nation’s Top 50 Best Undergraduate Schools for Entrepreneurship Studies for 2020. (Matthew Minard, Baylor Marketing and Communications)
Nov. 13, 2019

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WACO, Texas (Nov. 13, 2019) – Baylor University offers one of the nation’s top entrepreneurship programs for students who aspire to launch their own businesses, according to the latest rankings released by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine. Baylor’s undergraduate entrepreneurship program in the Hankamer School of Business moved up to No. 5 among the nation’s Top 50 Best Undergraduate Schools for Entrepreneurship Studies for 2020.

In its profile on Baylor, The Princeton Review/Entrepreneur rankings salute the University’s undergraduate entrepreneurship program for the “great depth and breadth” of its offerings, including majors, minors, certificate programs and a large number of co-curricular programs to meet the needs of its students. It also cites Baylor’s New Venture Competition, which provides entrepreneurship training and expertise to students and practicing entrepreneurs, and the 1846 Business Incubator Program that supports cross-disciplinary teams from across campus as they move start-up businesses forward.

The Princeton Review/Entrepreneur rankings also outline key insights for potential Baylor entrepreneurship students, including:

  • 33 entrepreneur-related courses offered,
  • 90% of faculty with entrepreneurial experience,
  • 900 startups launched by grads in the last five years and
  • $370 million in funding raised by graduates in the last five years.

“Baylor has long been a leader in entrepreneurship research, teaching, and outreach,” said Peter Klein, Ph.D., chair and professor in the department of entrepreneurship and corporate innovation. “We were one of the first universities to establish specialized entrepreneurship programs and now feature an undergraduate entrepreneurship major and minor, an M.B.A. certificate in entrepreneurship and innovation, and a Ph.D program in entrepreneurship studies. As entrepreneurship and innovation continue to shape our economy, society and even culture, we are proud to remain on the frontier of understanding and teaching how entrepreneurship works and how to help entrepreneurs thrive.”

The Princeton Review selected the schools and tallied its rankings based on its June-August 2019 survey of administrators at more than 300 undergraduate and graduate schools offering entrepreneurship studies to determine the school lists and rankings for 2020.

“These schools have truly robust offerings in entrepreneurship studies,” said Rob Franek, The Princeton Review's editor in chief. “Their faculties are outstanding. Their courses are rich with in-class and out-of-class experiential components, and the financial and networking support their students receive is extraordinary.”

“The popularity of entrepreneurship has increased exponentially since we began publishing this annual ranking more than a decade ago,” said Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur magazine. “As more future leaders seek out paths to realizing their ambitions, this ranking is a valuable asset they can use in the discovery and exploration process.”

Entrepreneur magazine, The Princeton Review's publishing partner on this project since 2006, posted the ranking lists Nov. 12 on its website at www.entrepreneur.com/topcolleges. The magazine will publish a feature article on the project in its December issue available on newsstands Nov.19.

ABOUT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 17,000 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 90 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.

ABOUT HANKAMER SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

At Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, integrity stands shoulder-to-shoulder with analytic and strategic strengths. The School’s top-ranked programs combine rigorous classroom learning, hands-on experience in the real world, a solid foundation in Christian values and a global outlook. Making up approximately 25 percent of the University’s total enrollment, undergraduate students choose from 16 major areas of study. Graduate students choose from full-time, executive or online MBA or other specialized master’s programs, and Ph.D. programs in Information Systems, Entrepreneurship or Health Services Research. The Business School also has campuses located in Austin and Dallas, Texas. Visit www.baylor.edu/business and follow on Twitter at twitter.com/Baylor_Business.

ABOUT THE PRINCETON REVIEW

The Princeton Review is a leading tutoring, test prep, and college admission services company. Every year, it helps millions of college- and graduate school–bound students achieve their education and career goals through online and in-person courses delivered by a network of more than 4,000 teachers and tutors, online resources, and its more than 150 print and digital books published by Penguin Random House. The Princeton Review is headquartered in New York, NY. The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University. For more information, visit PrincetonReview.com. Follow the company on Twitter @ThePrincetonRev and Instagram @theprincetonreview.

ABOUT ENTREPRENEUR MEDIA INC.

For 42 years, Entrepreneur Media Inc. has been serving the entrepreneurial community by providing comprehensive coverage of business and personal success through original content and events. Entrepreneur magazine, Entrepreneur.com, GreenEntrepreneur.com and publishing imprint Entrepreneur Press provide solutions, information, inspiration and education read by millions of entrepreneurs and small business owners worldwide. To learn more, visit Entrepreneur.com. Follow us on Twitter or Instagram at @Entrepreneur and like us on Facebook at facebook.com/entmagazine.

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