The Princeton Review announced this week the results of its annual ranking of undergraduate and graduate schools for entrepreneurship studies.
Iowa State University and the University of Iowa both made the list of top 50 undergraduate schools, ranking at no. 11 and no. 22, respectively.
Iowa State ranked 11th in the nation in The Princeton Review’s 2023 annual survey of undergraduate schools for entrepreneurship studies. It’s the third year Iowa State has maintained this spot after jumping from 26th in 2019.
“Iowa State undergraduate students have access to quality entrepreneurship courses and programs in every corner of our campus, and it is this collective variety of experiences that makes our program one of the best. We have worked incredibly hard to achieve this prestigious ranking, and we are thrilled to rank #11 in the country three years in a row,” said Judi Eyles, director of the ISU Pappajohn Center in a news release.
The University of Iowa ranked no. 22, jumping up six spots from 28th in 2021.
The results are based on a survey the education services company conducted in the summer of 2022 of nearly 300 schools with entrepreneurship offerings, The Princeton Review‘s ranking tallies took into account more than 40 data points about the schools. The 60-question survey included questions on: the percentage of faculty, students, and alumni actively and successfully involved in entrepreneurial endeavors; the number and reach of mentorship programs; scholarships and grants for entrepreneurial studies; and the level of support for school-sponsored business plan competitions.
This year, The Princeton Review also tallied sub-lists that name the schools among the 100 overall that ranked highest within their regions: Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, and International.
Iowa State ranks no. 4 in the Midwest, with the University of Iowa ranking no. 7 in the Midwest.