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TCU undergrad entrepreneurship program ranked in top 25

Texas Christian University’s undergraduate entrepreneurship program was ranked No. 20 out of more than 2,000 surveyed by The Princeton Review in 2014. This is the fourth year that TCU has ranked in the top 25 for entrepreneurship studies. Babson University is ranked No. 1, the University of Houston was No. 2, Baylor University was No. 3 and the University of Oklahoma is ranked No. 5.

“Innovation is key to all that we do in the Neeley School of Business at TCU,” O. Homer Erekson, the John V. Roach Dean of the Neeley School, said. “In our entrepreneurship program, we couple that with a values-centered approach, best exemplified by the Richards Barrentine Values and Ventures® Business Plan Competition. We validate the premise that students can start a prosperous business and make meaningful contributions at the same time.”

The Princeton Review asked university administrators 60 questions covering level of commitment to entrepreneurship inside and outside the classroom; percentage of faculty, students and alumni actively and successfully involved in entrepreneurial endeavors; and the number and reach of mentorship programs. The company also asked schools about scholarships and grants for entrepreneurial studies, and support for school-sponsored business plan competitions. See the complete list at www.princetonreview.com/entrepreneur. The feature article on the rankings will be in the October issue of Entrepreneur, available on newsstands Sept. 23.  

Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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