Bradley Among Top 25 for Entrepreneurship

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September 16, 2014

The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine have once again ranked Bradley University’s undergraduate entrepreneurship program among the Top 25 in the nation.  This is the third consecutive year the University has earned a Top 25 ranking.

The annual survey reviews 2,000 schools based on a wide range of data to evaluate each school’s level of commitment to entrepreneurship inside and outside the classroom, the percentage of faculty, students, and alumni actively and successfully involved in entrepreneurial endeavors and the number and reach of mentorship programs. Additional factors include funding for scholarships and grants for entrepreneurial studies and projects and support for school-sponsored business plan competitions.

Bradley announced the creation of the Robert and Carolyn Turner School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation in September 2012, as the first stand-alone school of its type in the nation.  The Turner School, which offers an entrepreneurship minor and the Entrepreneurship Scholar Program, is an academic unit that offers students in all disciplines opportunities to study entrepreneurship and innovation in classrooms and experiential settings. 

In 2002, Bradley established the Robert and Carolyn Turner Center for Entrepreneurship, a not-for-profit program that provides business counseling, technical assistance, training, and educational activities for individuals interested in owning their own businesses. The Turner Center for Entrepreneurship, housed in the Foster College of Business, works with individuals in the community and with students hoping to start their own businesses.  The Foster College offers a major in entrepreneurship.

Bradley students also have the opportunity to participate in the Project Springboard New Venture Competition, now in its ninth year.

The top entrepreneurship program lists are posted on The Princeton Review's website at The magazine's feature article will appear in its October issue, available on newsstands September 23.