Entrepreneurial Studies

2022 Best Entrepreneurial Studies Schools

331 Colleges in the United States
11,008 Entrepreneurship Degrees Awarded
$42,665 Avg Early-Career Salary
Entrepreneurial Studies is above average in terms of popularity with it being the #117 most popular degree program in the country. So, you have a fair amount of options to choose from when looking for a school.

College Factual looked at 331 colleges and universities when compiling its 2022 Best Entrepreneurial Studies Schools ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 11,008 degrees in entrepreneurial studies during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Choosing a Great Entrepreneurial Studies School

Best Entrepreneurial Studies Schools Your choice of entrepreneurial studies school matters, so we have put together these rankings to help you make your decision. For our Best Overall Entrepreneurial Studies School rankings, we roll up the results of our degree-level rankings, weighted by the number of degrees awarded at that level.

You may want to choose one of the degree levels below to find the schools of most interest to you.

Pick Your Entrepreneurial Studies Degree Level

Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Entrepreneurial Studies Schools ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision. More interested in schools in a specific area of the country? Filter this list by region or state.

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Best Schools for Entrepreneurial Studies in the United States

The schools below may not offer all types of entrepreneurship degrees so you may want to filter by degree level first. However, they are great for the degree levels they do offer. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

25 Top Schools in Entrepreneurship

#1

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
273 Entrepreneurship Degrees Awarded

It is hard to beat University of Pennsylvania if you want to pursue a degree in entrepreneurial studies. Located in the city of Philadelphia, UPenn is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #13 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means UPenn is a great university overall.

There were approximately 273 entrepreneurial studies students who graduated with this degree at UPenn in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the entrepreneurial studies program at University of Pennsylvania get $112,635 more than the average graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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#2

Duke University

Durham, NC
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
8th Most Popular In NC

Duke University is one of the best schools in the country for getting a degree in entrepreneurial studies. Located in the city of Durham, Duke is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. A Best Schools rank of #9 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Duke is a great university overall.

There were about 9 entrepreneurial studies students who graduated with this degree at Duke in the most recent data year.

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#3

Brown University

Providence, RI
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
57 Entrepreneurship Degrees Awarded

Brown University is a wonderful option for students interested in a degree in entrepreneurial studies. Located in the midsize city of Providence, Brown is a private not-for-profit university with a moderately-sized student population. A Best Schools rank of #24 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Brown is a great university overall.

There were approximately 57 entrepreneurial studies students who graduated with this degree at Brown in the most recent year we have data available. Those entrepreneurial studies students who get their degree from Brown University make $21,235 more than the average entrepreneurship graduate.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In MO

Washington University in St Louis is a wonderful choice for students interested in a degree in entrepreneurial studies. Located in the suburb of Saint Louis, WUSTL is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #28 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means WUSTL is a great university overall.

There were approximately 19 entrepreneurial studies students who graduated with this degree at WUSTL in the most recent data year.

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#5

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In MA

Boston College is a fairly large private not-for-profit college located in the small city of Chestnut Hill. A Best Schools rank of #45 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Boston College is a great college overall.

There were roughly 30 entrepreneurial studies students who graduated with this degree at Boston College in the most recent year we have data available.

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#6

Elon University

Elon, NC
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In NC
33 Entrepreneurship Degrees Awarded

Located in the medium-sized suburb of Elon, Elon is a private not-for-profit university with a medium-sized student population. A Best Schools rank of #71 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Elon is a great university overall.

There were roughly 33 entrepreneurial studies students who graduated with this degree at Elon in the most recent year we have data available.

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#7

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In TX
78 Entrepreneurship Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Fort Worth, TCU is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #117 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means TCU is a great university overall.

There were roughly 78 entrepreneurial studies students who graduated with this degree at TCU in the most recent data year.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
102 Entrepreneurship Degrees Awarded

USC is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Los Angeles. A Best Schools rank of #33 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means USC is a great university overall.

There were approximately 102 entrepreneurial studies students who graduated with this degree at USC in the most recent year we have data available. Entrepreneurial Studies degree recipients from University of Southern California receive an earnings boost of around $17,435 over the typical earnings of entrepreneurial studies graduates.

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#9

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
84 Entrepreneurship Degrees Awarded

Syracuse is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Syracuse. This university ranks 15th out of 160 colleges for overall quality in the state of New York.

There were roughly 84 entrepreneurial studies students who graduated with this degree at Syracuse in the most recent data year. Those entrepreneurial studies students who get their degree from Syracuse University earn $10,335 more than the typical entrepreneurship student.

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#10

George Washington University

Washington, DC
Graduate Certificate Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In DC

GWU is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Washington. A Best Schools rank of #86 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means GWU is a great university overall.

There were approximately 21 entrepreneurial studies students who graduated with this degree at GWU in the most recent data year.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In WA
61 Entrepreneurship Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Seattle, UW Seattle is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #89 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means UW Seattle is a great university overall.

There were roughly 61 entrepreneurial studies students who graduated with this degree at UW Seattle in the most recent data year.

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#12

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
18th Most Popular In PA

Located in the city of Bethlehem, Lehigh is a private not-for-profit university with a medium-sized student population. A Best Schools rank of #57 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Lehigh is a great university overall.

There were about 3 entrepreneurial studies students who graduated with this degree at Lehigh in the most recent year we have data available.

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#13

Illinois Wesleyan University

Bloomington, IL
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
7th Most Popular In IL

Located in the city of Bloomington, Illinois Wesleyan is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population. This university ranks 4th out of 102 schools for overall quality in the state of Illinois.

There were about 10 entrepreneurial studies students who graduated with this degree at Illinois Wesleyan in the most recent data year.

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#14

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
70 Entrepreneurship Degrees Awarded

Loyola Marymount is a medium-sized private not-for-profit university located in the city of Los Angeles. This university ranks 23rd out of 203 colleges for overall quality in the state of California.

There were approximately 70 entrepreneurial studies students who graduated with this degree at Loyola Marymount in the most recent year we have data available. Graduates who receive their degree from the entrepreneurship program make an average of $27,500 for their early career.

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#15

University of Delaware

Newark, DE
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In DE

UD is a fairly large public university located in the large suburb of Newark. A Best Schools rank of #119 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means UD is a great university overall.

There were approximately 29 entrepreneurial studies students who graduated with this degree at UD in the most recent data year.

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#16

Hutchinson Community College

Hutchinson, KS
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In KS

Located in the distant town of Hutchinson, Hutchinson Community College is a public college with a small student population. This college ranks 14th out of 54 schools for overall quality in the state of Kansas.

There were roughly 24 entrepreneurial studies students who graduated with this degree at Hutchinson Community College in the most recent data year.

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#17

LDS Business College

Salt Lake City, UT
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In UT
60 Entrepreneurship Degrees Awarded

LDS Business College is a small private not-for-profit college located in the city of Salt Lake City. This college ranks 5th out of 19 colleges for overall quality in the state of Utah.

There were about 60 entrepreneurial studies students who graduated with this degree at LDS Business College in the most recent year we have data available.

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#18

Baylor University

Waco, TX
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In TX
73 Entrepreneurship Degrees Awarded

Located in the midsize city of Waco, Baylor is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 11th out of 136 colleges for overall quality in the state of Texas.

There were approximately 73 entrepreneurial studies students who graduated with this degree at Baylor in the most recent year we have data available.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
42 Entrepreneurship Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Saint Paul, UST MN is a private not-for-profit university with a medium-sized student population. This university ranks 7th out of 63 colleges for overall quality in the state of Minnesota.

There were approximately 42 entrepreneurial studies students who graduated with this degree at UST MN in the most recent data year. Graduates who receive their degree from the entrepreneurship program earn around $44,300 in their early career salary.

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#20

University of Dayton

Dayton, OH
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
34 Entrepreneurship Degrees Awarded

UDayton is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the medium-sized city of Dayton. This university ranks 7th out of 108 colleges for overall quality in the state of Ohio.

There were about 34 entrepreneurial studies students who graduated with this degree at UDayton in the most recent year we have data available. Graduates who receive their degree from the entrepreneurship program make around $43,500 for their early career.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In UT
41 Entrepreneurship Degrees Awarded

BYU is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Provo. This university ranks 1st out of 19 schools for overall quality in the state of Utah.

There were approximately 41 entrepreneurial studies students who graduated with this degree at BYU in the most recent year we have data available.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In TX
64 Entrepreneurship Degrees Awarded

Located in the suburb of Dallas, SMU is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. This university ranks 5th out of 136 colleges for overall quality in the state of Texas.

There were approximately 64 entrepreneurial studies students who graduated with this degree at SMU in the most recent year we have data available.

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#23

University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
118 Entrepreneurship Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of San Francisco, USFCA is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 40th out of 203 colleges for overall quality in the state of California.

There were approximately 118 entrepreneurial studies students who graduated with this degree at USFCA in the most recent data year. Graduates who receive their degree from the entrepreneurship program make about $36,800 for their early career.

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#24

Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In WI

Located in the large city of Milwaukee, Marquette is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 3rd out of 52 colleges for overall quality in the state of Wisconsin.

There were approximately 13 entrepreneurial studies students who graduated with this degree at Marquette in the most recent year we have data available.

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#25

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In FL
93 Entrepreneurship Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Tallahassee, Florida State is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 6th out of 87 schools for overall quality in the state of Florida.

There were about 93 entrepreneurial studies students who graduated with this degree at Florida State in the most recent data year.

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Rest of the Top Best Entrepreneurial Studies Schools

#25

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL
#26

Northeastern University

Boston, MA
#27

Drake University

Des Moines, IA
#28

Clarkson University

Potsdam, NY

#33

Bryant University

Smithfield, RI
#34

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA
#35

Miami University - Middletown

Middletown, OH
#36

University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL
#37

Binghamton University

Vestal, NY
#39

Pitzer College

Claremont, CA
#40

Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA

#43

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ
#44

Saint Joseph's University

Philadelphia, PA
#46

University of Vermont

Burlington, VT
#47

Suffolk University

Boston, MA
#48

Endicott College

Beverly, MA
#49

Butler University

Indianapolis, IN

Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best Entrepreneurial Studies Schools award.

Rank College Location
50 John Paul the Great Catholic University Escondido, CA
51 Saint Louis University Saint Louis, MO
52 Arizona State University - Tempe Tempe, AZ
53 University of Minnesota - Duluth Duluth, MN
54 University of Houston Houston, TX
55 University of Scranton Scranton, PA
56 Southeast Technical College Sioux Falls, SD
57 Seton Hall University South Orange, NJ
58 Kansas State University Manhattan, KS
59 Delta College University Center, MI
60 Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Stillwater, OK
61 College of Southern Idaho Twin Falls, ID
62 Cerritos College Norwalk, CA
63 University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND
64 University of Wisconsin - Whitewater Whitewater, WI
65 Samford University Birmingham, AL
66 Belmont University Nashville, TN

Entrepreneurial Studies by Region

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Region
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New England
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Plains States
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Southwest
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Entrepreneurial Studies is one of 21 different types of Business, Management & Marketing programs to choose from.

Entrepreneurship Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Entrepreneurship 8,343
Small Business Administration/Management 2,231
Other Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations 427
Franchising and Franchise Operations 6
Social Entrepreneurship 1

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Business Administration & Management 404,734
Accounting 101,094
Finance & Financial Management 57,893
General Business/Commerce 55,749
Marketing 52,262
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 36,038
Human Resource Management 26,616
Hospitality Management 17,830
Business Support & Assistant Services 17,755
Management Information Systems 14,198

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
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