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Six Years in a Row and Counting: Top 25 in the Nation for Entrepreneurship

Want to start your own business? You’ve come to the right school. TCU Neeley is once again ranked one of the best schools for entrepreneurship out of thousands of schools across the U.S.  

November 15,  2016

By Elaine Cole

The TCU Neeley School of Business offers one of the best programs in the nation for students who aspire to launch their own businesses.

TCU Neeley ranks No. 21 in the Top 25 Undergraduate Schools for Entrepreneurial Studies for 2017, the sixth year in a row among the best for teaching and supporting entrepreneurial thinking, and for the success and achievements of students, alumni and faculty.

The Princeton Review surveys more than 2,000 colleges and universities to choose the top 25. The list is featured in the December 2016 issue of Entrepreneur magazine.

TCU Neeley’s entrepreneurial studies are well known through the works of the Neeley Entrepreneurship Center, TCU’s Richards Barrentine Values and Ventures® Competition, a popular entrepreneurship student organization, esteemed faculty, and successful alumni and students.

TCU Neeley students get hands-on experience and funding for their ideas through the Bill Shaddock Venture Capital Fund, and earn cash awards in the Elevator Pitch Competition. They delve into summer internships with startups at TECH Fort Worth, and learn what investors want by partnering with Cowtown Angels. They also hear from renowned leaders who have transformed their industry or field, who are featured speakers of the Jane and Pat Bolin Innovation Forum.

With so many programs and alumni supporting students’ entrepreneurial journey, it is no wonder that TCU Neeley has been a leader in entrepreneurship for the past six years.

“These colleges and b-schools have superb entrepreneurship programs,” said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review's Senior VP-Publisher. “We highly recommend them to any applicant aspiring to launch a business. Their faculties are truly engaged in entrepreneurism. Their courses are rich with in-class and out-of-class experiential components, and the financial and networking support their students and programs receive via donors and alumni is extraordinary.”

“It's exciting that schools across the country are embracing entrepreneurism, exploring and developing new ways to promote it, and preparing their students for an ever-changing economy that's full of opportunities,” said Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur magazine.