Entrepreneurship Program Ranks No. 22 out of 2,000 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Eship CEOAt the Neeley School, we believe entrepreneurship is a way of thinking, not working.  Our passion for entrepreneurial thinking has put Neeley on the map as one of the best schools in the nation and quickly climbing the chart.

The Princeton Review, an education services company, named TCU #22 on its list of Top 25 Undergraduate Schools for Entrepreneurship Programs for 2013.

For the third year in a row, the undergraduate entrepreneurship program at the Neeley School of Business at TCU is named one of the top 25 in the nation by The Princeton Review and featured in Entrepreneur magazine.

Based on surveys sent to school administrators at more than 2,000 institutions, the rankings recognize schools for excellence in entrepreneurship education. Schools are ranked on level of commitment to entrepreneurship inside and outside the classroom; percentage of faculty, students and alumni involved in entrepreneurial endeavors; number of mentorship programs; and funding for entrepreneurial studies and projects.

“We are passionate about entrepreneurship and support numerous programs outside the classroom, inside the classroom and across the TCU campus,” Brad Hancock, director of the Neeley Entrepreneurship Center, said. The Neeley Entrepreneurship Center supports entrepreneurship students with competitions, forums, boot camps, internships, angel investing and the annual Richards Barrentine Values and Ventures® Business Plan Competition.

TCU’s undergraduate entrepreneurship program has nine dedicated faculty and staff members in the Neeley School of Business, and 26 TCU Coleman Faculty Fellows who teach entrepreneurship in other schools at TCU.

“The TCU entrepreneurship program has challenged me to think as a game changer,” said student Daniel Pino. “Every component of the program encourages students to find opportunities where others see problems. As a future graduate, I’ll come to the workplace with invaluable analysis skills and big aspirations.”

Tanner Agar said he chose to come to TCU because of the entrepreneurship program and because “Fort Worth is a city with a lot of chefs I can work with for my business, Chef Shelf. Winning the elevator pitch competition was a bonus, because the experience connected me with a trademark lawyer and brand development experts, people I would not have met without the support of the entrepreneurship program.”

For a complete list and methodology of The Princeton Review's top entrepreneurship programs for 2014, visit www.princetonreview.com/entrepreneur or Entrepreneur magazine’s website at www.entrepreneur.com/topcolleges.

For more information about TCU’s entrepreneurship program, click here to visit www.nec.tcu.edu.