USF's entrepreneurship program moves up in rankings
The entrepreneurship graduate program at the University of South Florida was just named No. 19 out of 25 in the country by the Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine. That's up from No. 25 last year, and it's the only Florida school that made the list.
USF's program, created in 2005, focuses on applied technologies in conjunction with the colleges of business, engineering, and health.
“To be recognized yet again as one of the best graduate entrepreneurship programs in the nation is a testament to our commitment to providing quality education to our students,” said Michael Fountain, director of USF’s Center for Entrepreneurship, in a press release. “From the start, our vision has been to create an internationally recognized center of excellence for interdisciplinary entrepreneurship, which fosters entrepreneurship education, training, and research to develop tomorrow’s leaders. This latest ranking confirms we continue to be on the right track.”
That kind of recognition is more important than ever these days, given the way state leaders are increasingly looking to universities to help drive the economy.