Austin, Houston, Waco and Fort Worth are well-represented on the 2012 list, which was published by the Princeton Review last week and will be available in the October issue of Entrepreneur magazine.
For the rankings, the Princeton Review conducted a survey of school administrators in the spring of 2012, tallying each university's level of commitment to entrepreneurship inside the classroom and out, determined by the percentage of entrepreneurially successful and active faculty members, students and alumni, plus the available funds and support for entrepreneurial studies and projects.
Baylor University's John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship took no. 2 in the undergraduate rankings, and the Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Houston's C.T. Bauer College of Business ranked no. 3 among undergraduate programs.
Texas is the top state for entrepreneurial programs. Others on the list include the Acton MBA in Entrepreneurship in Austin, ranked no. 18 in graduate, and the Neeley Entrepreneurship Center at TCU, ranked no. 24 in undergraduate.
The entrepreneur program at Babson College in Massachusetts took the no. 1 spot. That school has ranked no. 1 on the graduate list for four consecutive years.