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Nov. 26, 2007

UI Pappajohn Center moves up in Entrepreneur Magazine rankings

The University of Iowa's John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC) offers the nation's 21st best undergraduate entrepreneurial program, according to a survey in the current issue of Entrepreneur Magazine.

JPEC was ranked No. 25 in last year's survey.

Entrepreneur and the Princeton Review compiled the rankings with surveys of 900 undergraduate and graduate schools about their offerings in entrepreneurship. The questions used in the ranking covered three basic areas: academics and requirements, students and faculty and "outside the classroom".

The story notes that JPEC offers 16 courses in entrepreneurship to 1,005 students, 16 percent of whom have started businesses of their own. The magazine also notes that 85 percent of the center's faculty have started a business.

In the undergraduate survey, the UI was ranked between Ball State University at No. 20 and Brigham Young University at No. 22. Babson College near Boston was ranked No. 1.

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