New rankings by Entrepreneur magazine and the Princeton Review rank the University of South Florida among the nation's best at teaching students to start new businesses.
USF's graduate program in Tampa is the only Florida university listed among the nation's best entrepreneurship education programs. The graduate program ranked No. 13 overall and is also the sixth-highest-rated program among public universities. The USF Center for Entrepreneurship has appeared on the Top 25 list eight years in a row.
The Princeton Review, a leading provider of educational services, surveyed more than 2,000 institutions to compile the rankings.
Michael Fountain, founding director of the USF Center for Entrepreneurship, credited the center for its interdisciplinary program and hands-on learning opportunities in business, engineering, health sciences and sustainability.