PULLMAN – From over 2,300 schools surveyed by Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review, WSU’s College of Business was recognized as having one of the top 50 entrepreneurship programs in the country. WSU ranked 24th in the undergraduate category of the survey.
The seventh annual ranking reveals the nation’s top 25 undergraduate and top 25 graduate programs for entrepreneurship. The full rankings can be seen at www.entrepreneur.com/topcolleges, along with information on overall trends found with social and sustainable entrepreneurship, experiential learning and entrepreneurship as a means of reaching out both internationally and locally.
“To appear in this ranking for the second year in a row is a fitting tribute to all the outstanding students, faculty, staff and leaders who have shepherded this program since its inception in the early 1990s,” said Len Jessup, director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and Markin Endowed Chair in Business Leadership for the College of Business. “It is also a fitting legacy for the Huber family, whose funding helped launch the program, and to the many successful, entrepreneurial Cougar alumni throughout the world.”
WSU was evaluated based on key criteria in the areas of academics and requirements, students and faculty and experiences outside the classroom.
Amy Cosper, vice president and editor-in-chief at Entrepreneur, said:  “Each school that made the list demonstrates excellence in one or more areas—whether in regards to course offerings, the success of students post-graduation, sponsored mentorship programs or other important factors. While each program is unique, their inclusion in this ranking solidifies their place in an elite category of institutions offering a superlative level of education and preparedness that will play a key role in ensuring the success of tomorrow’s entrepreneurs.”
The joint efforts of The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur bring together The Princeton Review’s renowned expertise in research and education with Entrepreneur’s in-depth understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing entrepreneurs in a tough economic climate.
The results of the survey, along with the analysis, appear in the October issue of Entrepreneur, which hits newsstands on Sept. 22.
The WSU College of Business spans the four campuses of WSU with the largest campus in Pullman and urban campuses located in Spokane, Vancouver and the Tri-Cities area. The college conducts scholarly and applied research and offers degree programs in a variety of business disciplines, and in hospitality business management, supplementing face-to-face offerings through innovative online learning and international programs.
For more information, visit the college’s website at http://www.business.wsu.edu.