The entrepreneurship programs at the University of Oklahoma are among the top in the nation, according to new rankings by the Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine.
The Michael F. Price College of Business is ranked eighth in the country for its graduate program in entrepreneurship and 23rd in the nation for its undergraduate program. The graduate program climbed nine spots from last year’s ranking – the biggest increase among previously ranked graduate programs. The undergraduate program jumped 20 spots, tying it with two other schools for the largest leap among previously ranked undergraduate programs.
“We are thrilled that our entrepreneurship programs continue to climb in national rankings,” said Corey Phelps, dean of the Price College of Business. “This is a testament to the quality and commitment of our faculty, students and network of alumni entrepreneurs, as well as our innovative curriculum and the diversity of experiential learning opportunities we provide aspiring startup founders. Our undergraduate and graduate programs are an integral part of the entrepreneurial ecosystem at the University of Oklahoma, which is becoming an engine of economic growth and social value creation for Oklahoma and the nation. We are excited that the world is taking notice.”
The undergraduate program is offered through the Tom Love Division of Entrepreneurship and Economic Development at Price College, and the graduate program is provided by the Gene Rainbolt Graduate School of Business in Oklahoma City.
“While OU’s entrepreneurship program has consistently been ranked as one of the top entrepreneurship programs in the country by the Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine, moving into the top 10 is a significant achievement and signals that there is a truly world-class entrepreneurship program right here in Oklahoma,” said Keith Brigham, director and C.S. Trosper Chair of the Tom Love Division of Entrepreneurship and Economic Development.
This week’s news helps further catapult attention about Price College, which received updated rankings for its undergraduate programs by U.S. News and World Report in September. In its 2021 Best Undergraduate Business Programs rankings, the Tom Love Division of Entrepreneurship and Economic Development rose four spots to 27th. Overall, the college’s undergraduate program ranked 34th among public universities and 53rd among all universities, public and private.
Now in its 15th year, the Princeton Review ranks the top 50 undergraduate and the top 50 graduate schools for entrepreneurship studies each year.
The Princeton Review selected schools and tallied its rankings based on its summer 2020 survey of administrators at more than 300 undergraduate and graduate schools offering entrepreneurship studies. The survey asked administrators more than 60 questions about their school’s commitment to entrepreneurship studies inside and outside the classroom. The Princeton Review analyzed more than 40 survey data points to determine the school lists and rankings for 2021. Information about the company's methodology for the rankings and a complete list of rankings is available online at www.princetonreview.com.
The Michael F. Price College of Business has experienced significant growth over the past five years in the number of faculty, staff and students and has become OU’s second-largest college, with more than 4,900 students. The college offers undergraduate, master’s, executive and doctoral programs across six academic divisions in Accounting, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, Finance, Management and International Business, Management Information Systems, and Marketing and Supply Chain Management.
The Price College of Business’s website is price.ou.edu.