San Diego State University’s undergraduate entrepreneurial program has been ranked No. 8 among the nation’s public universities and No. 21 for all universities in the U.S. by U.S. News & World Report.
The ranking was disclosed in the publication’s annual Best Colleges Ranking, which also listed the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Southern California and University of California Berkeley among the top programs in the nation.
It is the first time the entrepreneurial program has been ranked by U.S. News and World Report.
“SDSU’s College of Business Administration has a long and renowned history of excellence in our entrepreneurial education programs and we are honored that U.S. News & World Report has recognized us as one of the nation’s best,” said Dennis Cradit, dean of SDSU’s College of Business Administration, which houses the entrepreneurship program.
“SDSU and the Lavin Entrepreneurship Center will continue our commitment to providing our students with the world-class educational resources necessary to establish successful businesses on a regional, national and global scale.”
U.S. News and World Report ranked SDSU as No. 149 on its list of top national universities, having moved up 34 spots from No. 183 in 2011. SDSU was also ranked No. 79 for public universities.
SDSU’s international business program was ranked No. 5 among U.S. public universities and No. 9 among all universities. This marks the ninth year in a row that SDSU’s international business program has been recognized as one of the best in the U.S.
Points of pride
The university was also ranked in the top 25 schools in the nation for ethnic diversity — a point of pride for SDSU, where students from all backgrounds are achieving academic excellence.
U.S. News & World Report also named SDSU one of the top 20 schools for students graduating with the least amount of debt.