Forbes Names America’s Top Start-Up Universities

Forbes magazine recently announced its latest ranking of U.S. universities which produce the greatest number of entrepreneurs. Its methodology involved tallying the universities’ entrepreneurial ratio: the number of alumni and students who identify themselves as founders and business owners on LinkedIn, compared to the school’s total student body—undergraduate and graduate combined.

Top Ten Entrepreneurial Universities

  1. Stanford University
  2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  3. University of California, Berkeley
  4. Cornell University
  5. University of California, Los Angeles
  6. California Institute of Technology
  7. Brown University
  8. Princeton University
  9. Pepperdine University
  10. Dartmouth College

While Stanford takes the top spot, that is due partly because the school was recognized for its famous dropouts such as Google’s Larry Page and Sergey Brin; Yahoo’s Jerry Yang and David Filo; and Snapchat’s Evan Spiegel.

The MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition helped land that school in the spotlight, having led to the creation of more than 130 companies and 2,500 jobs, according to Forbes.

The article hits newsstands on August 18th. Meanwhile, see the complete list of the top 50 start-up schools by following the link above.

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