September 20, 2013

Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Program Ranked No. 22 out of 2,000, Featured in Entrepreneur Magazine

For the third year in a row, the Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Program at the Neeley School of Business at TCU is named one of the top 25 in the nation by The Princeton Review and featured in Entrepreneur magazine. On September 19th, The Princeton Review, an education services company, named TCU #22 on its list of Top 25 Undergraduate Schools for Entrepreneurship Programs for 2013.

Based on surveys sent to school administrators at more than 2,000 institutions from April to June in 2013, the ranking recognizes colleges and business schools for their excellence in entrepreneurship education. The Princeton Review has reported these lists annually since 2006 in partnership with Entrepreneur Media Inc., publisher of Entrepreneur magazine.

Schools are ranked based on a range of institutional data, including level of commitment to entrepreneurship inside and outside the classroom; percentage of faculty, students and alumni involved in entrepreneurial endeavors; number of mentorship programs; and funding for scholarships and grants for entrepreneurial studies and projects.

“We are passionate about entrepreneurship at TCU and support numerous programs outside the classroom, inside the classroom and across the TCU campus,” Brad Hancock, director of the Neeley Entrepreneurship Center, said. The Neeley Entrepreneurship Center supports the undergraduate entrepreneurship program at TCU with competitions, forums, boot camps, internships, angel investing and lectures, and the annual Richards Barrentine Values and Ventures® Business Plan Competition for entrepreneurial-minded students around the world. 

TCU’s undergraduate entrepreneurship program has nine dedicated faculty and staff members in the Neeley School of Business, and 26 TCU Coleman Faculty Fellows who teach entrepreneurship in other schools at TCU.

For a complete list and methodology of The Princeton Review's top entrepreneurship programs for 2014, visit www.princetonreview.com/entrepreneur or Entrepreneur magazine’s website at www.entrepreneur.com/topcolleges. The magazine's feature article will appear in the October issue, available on newsstands September 24.

Robert Franek, vice president-publisher of The Princeton Review, praised the schools for their exceptional programs: “We commend the Neeley School of Business at TCU and all of the other institutions on our lists this year not only for their superb faculties and wide range of courses in entrepreneurship, but also for their out-of-class offerings. Their students have extraordinary opportunities to network with established entrepreneurs, interact on teams that turn promising ideas into possible start-ups, and develop skills to launch their own successful businesses.”

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