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Learning Levers helps garner U-M top rankings for entrepreneurship studies by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine

December 13, 2022

U-M undergraduate and graduate entrepreneurship programs are both ranked #1 in the Midwest.


U-M’s undergraduate entrepreneurship programs have been ranked #1 in the Midwest and #5 globally by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine. The university’s graduate entrepreneurship programs are ranked #1 in the Midwest and #2 globally. 

The rankings were determined by interpreting information gathered from a 60-question survey distributed to colleges and universities by The Princeton Review. The survey included questions about: the percentage of faculty, students, and alumni actively and successfully involved in entrepreneurial endeavors; the number and reach of mentorship programs; scholarships and grants for entrepreneurial studies; and the level of support for school-sponsored business plan competitions.

Learning Levers, which is overseen by the SOE’s CEDER, is among the programs and departments across U-M that contributed data to complete the survey. The James A. Kelly Learning Lever Prize is a competition designed to challenge U-M students to invent digital tools with the potential to significantly improve student learning. The prize encourages a culture of innovation in education, and rewards the creative, interdisciplinary work of U-M students. Other schools and programs that contributed data include ArtsEngine, The College of Engineering, Ross Business & Impact, and many more.

The survey was conducted over the summer of 2022 and was completed by nearly 300 schools with entrepreneurship offerings. The rankings take into account more than 40 data points about the school programs, faculties, students, and alumni.