Published: November 30, 2021
UT’s Entrepreneurship Programs Ranked in the Top 50
The University of Tampa has been ranked the 27th and 30th top school for entrepreneurship studies for undergraduate and graduate students, respectively. The rankings were announced recently by The Princeton Review® and Entrepreneur magazine as part of The Princeton Review's 16th annual survey.
UT is the third-ranked school in Florida in the undergraduate category and ranked second in the graduate categories. In the Southeast, UT was ranked No. 5 in undergraduate entrepreneurial studies and No. 4 in graduate entrepreneurial studies.
UT’s Lowth Entrepreneurship Center, part of the Sykes College of Business, has seen more than 400 startups launched by alumni in the last seven years and more than $80 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.”
UT offers a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in entrepreneurship, a bachelor’s degree in international business and entrepreneurship, a minor in entrepreneurship and an MBA with a concentration in entrepreneurship. Located on the eighth floor of the Daly Innovation and Collaboration Building, the state-of-the-art Lowth Entrepreneurship Center is a model entrepreneurship space that brings together prospective student entrepreneurs, educators and experienced entrepreneurs to generate, refine and develop business concepts and launch new ventures.
The rankings were based on data from a summer 2021 survey of more than 300 schools with offerings in entrepreneurship studies. The Princeton Review's 2022 ranking names 50 undergraduate and 50 graduate schools as outstanding choices for students aspiring to become entrepreneurs. The company tallied its lists based on analyses of more than 40 data points from the survey.
The survey included questions about the percentage of faculty, students and alumni actively and successfully involved in entrepreneurial endeavors; the number and reach of mentorship programs; scholarships and grants for entrepreneurial studies; and the level of support for school-sponsored business plan competitions.
Rob Franek, The Princeton Review's editor-in-chief, said they heartily recommend the fine schools that made the entrepreneurship studies ranking lists this year.
“Their faculties are outstanding,” he said. “Their programs have robust experiential components, and their students receive awesome mentoring and networking support that will serve them for years to come.”