Topics: Academic Programs, Awards, Miller College of Business

November 23, 2021

2022 Entrepreneurship Class
Ball State's Entrepreneurship and Innovation Major Class of 2022. Back row, left to right: Hunter Beale, Drew Holl, Holden Robinson. Front row, left to right: Taylor Shockey, Emali Grose, Ani’a Walker, Sophia Chaille, Mya Tolliver.

Ball State University offers one of the best courses of study for students aspiring to become entrepreneurs, according to The Princeton Review® and Entrepreneur magazine.

The Princeton Review, the education services company known for its annual college and graduate school rankings, once again selected Ball State for its list, “Top 50 Undergraduate Schools for Entrepreneurship Studies for 2022.”

This project, now in its 16th year, annually names the top 50 undergraduate and graduate schools for entrepreneurship studies. Ball State ranked 29th in the nation on this year’s Undergraduate list.

This year, The Princeton Review also tallied sub-lists that name the schools among the 100 overall that ranked highest within their regions: Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, and International. Ball State is ranked No. 9 on the Midwest Undergraduate list.

“We are pleased and proud to once again earn recognition from The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine as having one of the premier undergraduate entrepreneurship programs in the country,” said Dr. Matt Marvel, director of Ball State’s Entrepreneurship Center. “Our distinctive focus on professional connections, rigorous coursework, and hands-on learning provides students with a solid foundation across multiple business disciplines, and sets them on the path to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives.”

Since 1983, Ball State’s Entrepreneurship Center has been a national leader in entrepreneurial education. The Center has taken creative risks through its evidence-based approach to prepare expert, innovative entrepreneurs who are driven to lead businesses and improve our world. The Center is part of the renowned Department of Management within Ball State’s Miller College of Business.

Ball State offers a bachelor’s degree and minor in Entrepreneurship & Innovation, and an MBA concentration in Entrepreneurship. Students learning at and working with the Center are also connected to a greater community of distinguished business leaders and mentors.

The Princeton Review selected the schools and tallied its rankings based on its summer 2021 survey of administrators at nearly 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. Information about the company’s methodology for the rankings is posted on the company website.

Ball State has now earned recognition on The Princeton Review’s “Top Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Programs” list the last five years.