TAMPA – The University of Tampa has been listed as one of the best schools in the country for entrepreneurship studies, according to The Princeton Review andEntrepreneur magazine.
UT, which houses the Lowth Entrepreneurship Center in the Sykes College of Business, was listed No. 37 of 50 schools ranked. It is the first time UT has been included on this list. UT is the third-highest ranked school in Florida on this list.
According to the “Top Undergraduate Schools for Entrepreneurship Studies” rankings, the Lowth Entrepreneurship Center has seen 300 startups launched by alumni in the last five years, and more than $4 million of funding raised.
Rebecca White, director of the Lowth Entrepreneurship Center, said she was thrilled to have the high quality of UT’s entrepreneurship faculty and academic programs recognized. “Our goal as entrepreneurship educators is to provide transformative educational experiences for our students,” she said. “We are excited to be recognized as one of the top programs in this space.”
Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review have partnered on this ranking since 2006. To see the full rankings, go to www.entrepreneur.com/topcolleges. The magazine will publish a feature article on the project in its December issue, available on newsstands Nov. 19.
The Princeton Review selected the schools and tallied the rankings based on its June-to-August 2019 survey of administrators at more than 300 undergraduate and graduate schools offering entrepreneurship studies. The Princeton Review analyzed more than 40 survey data points to determine the school lists and rankings for 2020.
“These schools have truly robust offerings in entrepreneurship studies,” said Rob Franek, The Princeton Review’s editor-in-chief. “Their faculties are outstanding. Their courses are rich with in-class and out-of-class experiential components, and the financial and networking support their students receive is extraordinary.”
Jason Feifer, editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur magazine, said the popularity of entrepreneurship has increased exponentially since they began publishing this annual ranking more than a decade ago. “As more future leaders seek out paths to realizing their ambitions, this ranking is a valuable asset they can use in the discovery and exploration process,” Feifer said.
The University of Tampa is a private, comprehensive university located on 110 acres on the riverfront in downtown Tampa. Known for academic excellence, personal attention and real-world experience in its undergraduate and graduate programs, the University serves approximately 10,000 students from 50 states and 132 countries. The majority of full-time students live on campus, and about half of UT students are from Florida.