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Rice University’s Graduate Entrepreneurship Program Ranks Top

Rice University’s business school has been ranked as the No.1 school in the country for its graduate entrepreneurship program.

Announced by the Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine in its recent rankings, the Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business ranked top among 25 business schools nationwide.

The magazine surveyed leaders at more than 300 schools offering entrepreneurship studies with questions covering their commitment to entrepreneurship studies, the percentage of students taking entrepreneurship courses, number and reach of mentorship programs, the number of startups founded by recent alumni and cash prizes offered at school-sponsored business plan competitions.

Rice entrepreneurship program alumni have created 535 businesses and raised $7.1 billion in funding.

 “Entrepreneurship and the creation of new businesses and industries are critical to Houston and Texas’ future prosperity and quality of life,” Rice Business Dean Peter Rodriguez said in a release.

“Today’s ranking and our decades-long leadership in entrepreneurship education and outreach is a testament to our visionary and world-class faculty, the enormous success of the Rice Business Plan Competition and of our commitment to our students and the community we serve.”

University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, Northwestern University’s Kellog School of Management, Babson College’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business and University of Michigan Ann Abor’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business were the other schools that made it to the Princeton Review’s top five list.

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