USC ranks as a top university in entrepreneurship

Entrepreneur magazine ranked USC‘s Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies third on its list of Top 25 Undergraduate Colleges and Business Schools last week.

The Greif Center was ranked 10th  for the Top 25 Graduate Colleges.

The rankings, which were based on a Princeton Review survey of more than 2,000 colleges and universities between April and June of 2013, were determined based on factors including entrepreneurship programs, faculty, courses offered and mentorship programs.

Babson College and University of Houston claimed the top two undergraduate college ranking spots in the rankings.

Entrepreneur magazine’s ranking highlighted the program’s alumni business success post-graduation, as well as the number of mentorship programs and scholarships available to students.

The Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies offers both a major and a minor in entrepreneurship and six mentorship programs. The school has offered the major program since 1971. Of the 50 percent of recent graduates who started businesses, 100 percent of them are still in business.

Currently, USC has five entrepreneurship organizations and clubs. Ninety-four percent of the Greif Center faculty are entrepreneurs themselves.


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