NJIT, Rowan rank on Princeton Review’s Top 50 undergrad entrepreneurship schools in U.S.

The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur on Tuesday announced the results of the Princeton Review’s 16th annual ranking of undergraduate and graduate schools for entrepreneurship studies. New Jersey Institute of Technology‘s Martin Tuchman School of Management is the top school in New Jersey for undergraduate entrepreneurship and No. 34 in the nation, while coming in at No. 50 was Rowan University.

The schools also ranked No. 7 and No. 12 in the Northeast region, respectively.

The rankings are based on academic offerings, career outcomes and experiential learning opportunities.

“We heartily recommend the fine schools that made our entrepreneurship studies ranking lists this year,” said Rob Franek, the Princeton Review’s editor in chief. “Their faculties are outstanding. Their programs have robust experiential components, and their students receive awesome mentoring and networking support that will serve them for years to come.”

“I’m really happy to see this news because it’s feedback on improvements we have been making to the entrepreneurship program at MTSM, and for which you have to wait years to see the full effect,” Cesar Bandera, associate professor of entrepreneurship, said in a prepared statement. The school was ranked No. 41 two years ago.

Based on a survey the education services company conducted in summer 2021 of nearly 300 schools with entrepreneurship offerings, the Princeton Review’s ranking tallies took into account more than 40 data points about the schools. The 60-question survey included questions on: 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.