Baylor Named a Top-10 School for Entrepreneurship Studies by The Princeton Review & Entrepreneur

Baylor’s undergraduate entrepreneurship program in the Hankamer School of Business is ranked No. 7 among the nation’s Top 50 Best Undergraduate Schools for Entrepreneurship Studies for 2021. (Matthew Minard, Baylor Marketing & Communications)
Nov. 18, 2020

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WACO, Texas (Nov. 18, 2020) – 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 is ranked No. 7 among the nation’s Top 50 Best Undergraduate Schools for Entrepreneurship Studies for 2021.

“We’re excited by the continued recognition of our entrepreneurship programs, which have been pioneers in entrepreneurship research, teaching and outreach,” said Peter Klein, Ph.D., chair and professor in the department of entrepreneurship and corporate innovation. “Even during the challenging events of recent months, we’ve continued to work with our students, fellow researchers and entrepreneurs and investors here in Waco and beyond.”

Klein said the COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the critical role of entrepreneurs in generating employment, serving their communities and innovating in response to changing conditions.

“Our major and minor courses, our doctoral degree in entrepreneurship studies, our student incubator and new venture competition, our Lab-to-Market technology commercialization program, and similar activities moved mostly online this year but have continued to create and disseminate knowledge about entrepreneurship and innovation,” Klein said.

The Princeton Review selected the schools and tallied its rankings based on its summer 2020 survey of administrators at more than 300 undergraduate and graduate schools offering entrepreneurship studies. The survey asked administrators more than 60 questions about their school's commitment to entrepreneurship studies inside and outside the classroom. The Princeton Review analyzed more than 40 survey data points to determine the school lists and rankings for 2021. Information about the company's methodology for the rankings is posted on the company website.

"The schools that made our ranking lists for 2021 all offer exceptional entrepreneurship programs," said Rob Franek, The Princeton Review's editor-in-chief. “Their faculties are outstanding. Their courses have robust experiential components and their students receive outstanding mentoring and networking support. We strongly recommend these fine schools to anyone considering a college major or graduate degree in this burgeoning field.”

Entrepreneur magazine, The Princeton Review's publishing partner on this project since 2006, posted the ranking lists Nov. 17 on its website at www.entrepreneur.com/topcollegesThe magazine will publish a feature article on the project in its December issue, which hits newsstands on Nov. 24.

"The pandemic has triggered a massive wave of entrepreneurial interest, and more Americans are starting businesses now than in the last decade," said Jason Feifer, editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur magazine. “That means there's even more hunger for valuable information and insights on how to build and grow a business. We’re proud to publish this annual ranking, so that we can give future entrepreneurs guidance on the robust education programs that can help them start their journey.” 

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 19,000 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, 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 baylor.edu/business for more information.

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 company’s Tutor.com brand is one of the largest online tutoring services in the U.S. It comprises a community of thousands of tutors who have delivered more than 19 million one-to-one tutoring sessions. The Princeton Review is headquartered in New York, NY. The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University. For more information, visit PrincetonReview.com and the company's Media Center. Follow the company on Twitter (@ThePrincetonRev) and Instagram (@theprincetonreview).

ABOUT ENTREPRENEUR MEDIA INC.

Entrepreneur is the media powerhouse at the forefront of the culture, mindset and lifestyle of entrepreneurship. For 43 years, Entrepreneur has helped business leaders start, run and grow their ventures. Today, the brand helps fuel creative ideas and strategize breakthrough growth plans with how-to content, books, podcasts, videos, consulting services, and more. Entrepreneur magazine, Entrepreneur.com, GreenEntrepreneur.com and publishing imprint Entrepreneur Press provide solutions, information, inspiration and education read by millions of entrepreneurs and business owners worldwide.

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