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Release: March 12, 2001

Success Magazine Lists UI in top 50 entrepreneurial business schools

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- SUCCESS magazine has ranked the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC) at the University of Iowa Henry B. Tippie College of Business 46th on its annual list of "Best Entrepreneurial Business Schools."

The list of 50 top schools appears in the magazine's February/March issue.

"There are more then 250 entrepreneurship programs in the country, and more appearing all the time," said the magazine's president and publisher, Victoria Conte. "To make the list shows superior innovation and accomplishment by these schools."

"We are very pleased to be recognized as one of the leading entrepreneurial centers in the country," said David Hensley, the director of the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center. "Our breadth of programming, which includes youth and high school entrepreneurial camps, high school teacher and student programs, university-wide academic courses, and adult entrepreneurial training and support, makes our center unique."

Since the Pappajohn Center's creation in 1996, JPEC has benefited from strong leadership from former directors Daryl Erdman and Ed Moldt with support from the Colleges of Business, Engineering, Health Sciences and Liberal Arts, Hensley added.

Schools in the SUCCESS ranking were ranked on a number of criteria, including caliber of students, faculty, curriculum, outreach to the community, innovative programs, followup of graduates, and reputation among fellow schools.

The three top-ranked programs were: Babson College, University of California at Los Angeles, and the University of Illinois at Chicago.