UTD, TCU Recognized for Entrepreneurship Programs

TCU and UTD placed in the Top 25 schools for entrepreneurship programs.

University of Texas at Dallas

Academic programs at The University of Texas at Dallas and Texas Christian University are getting some kudos.

TCU came in at No. 21 on The Princeton Review’s list of top 25 undergraduate schools for entrepreneurship studies. UTD’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program ranked No. 22 on the graduate list. 

The 2017 lists, which Princeton Review worked with Entrepreneur magazine to publish, are based on surveys done with more than 300 schools between May and August. Schools were asked to answer questions about their entrepreneurship programs such as available scholarships and grants, level of support for school-sponsored business plan competitions, and number and reach of mentorship programs, according to a release.

UTD was a newcomer to the graduate list. Other Texas schools in the graduate rankings include Rice University at No. 3 and University of Texas at Austin at No. 12. Baylor University was the highest-ranking Texas school on the undergraduate list at No. 5.

“Over the past year, enrollments in graduate entrepreneurship courses have grown about 10 percent,” said Madison Pedigo, director of the innovation and entrepreneurship program at UTD, in a release. “Graduate enrollments are expected to grow 30 percent next year due to some structural improvements we have made.”

According to the survey, UTD grads have launched 210 startups in the last five years and raised a total of $1 million in funding. TCU grads have founded 46 businesses and raised $260,000 in the last five years.

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