November 17, 2023

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The University of Texas at Austin continues to be known as one of the best universities for entrepreneurship, with students, faculty and alumni launching hundreds of companies in recent years.

This month, UT was yet again recognized for being a leader in entrepreneurship studies, ranking No. 2 for its undergraduate program and No. 6 for its graduate program by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine.

Announced on November 7, the 18th annual ranking lists name the 50 undergraduate and the 50 graduate institutions with the best offerings in entrepreneurship studies for 2024. Based on a survey The Princeton Review conducted in summer 2023 of administrators at nearly 300 schools, the ranking tallies took into account more than 40 data points about the schools’ entrepreneurship programs, faculty members, students and alumni.

“Since we debuted this project nearly two decades ago, the number of colleges and universities offering courses or degrees in entrepreneurship has grown tremendously as has student interest in becoming entrepreneurs,” said Rob Franek, The Princeton Review’s editor in chief. “We highly recommend the stellar schools that made our entrepreneurship studies ranking lists for 2024. Their faculties are outstanding. Their programs have robust experiential components. Their students have access to extraordinary tools, resources, and mentoring that will serve them well into their careers.”

Entrepreneur magazine has partnered with The Princeton Review in reporting the company’s rankings since 2006.

“Entrepreneurs know that the best ideas often come from competition and pressure,” says Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur magazine. “Higher education is a great example of that. As more schools build out world-class entrepreneurship programs, their energy, excitement, and powerful resources only grow — making the schools on our list the best at helping young leaders develop into tomorrow’s world-changers.”

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