News & Media

Official News From the Office of Communications

New Report Ranks Belmont as a Top School for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Students promoting their business at a booth on campus

Belmont University recently added another high ranking to its list of growing recognitions for undergraduate entrepreneurship by being counted as one of the best colleges in the U.S. for aspiring entrepreneurs. According to LendEDU, Belmont is No. 30 in the country in terms of providing resources for students to start and grow their businesses.

The LendEDU ranking system considered factors including the number of entrepreneurship courses offered to undergraduate students, the overall tuition and fees required by the university and the quantity and quality of entrepreneurship resources available. The report highlighted Belmont’s Center for Entrepreneurship and two of its programs—The Hatchery and The Accelerator. The Hatchery is a program offered for students who are interested in starting a business to help get through the early stages of structuring and maintaining their plan. It gives them the basic tools necessary for business and advises them in establishing collaborative connections within the community. The Accelerator is offered for students who have already launched their idea to give them access to resources such as office space and mentorship from Belmont’s Entrepreneur in Residence Shawn Glinter.

Belmont’s Entrepreneurship program was also recently recognized by The Princeton Review, which ranked the university as No. 23 out of over 300 colleges on its 2017 list of “Top Schools for Entrepreneurship.” The Princeton Review ranked schools on factors such as alumni ventures and partnerships with outside entrepreneurship institutions.

To view LendEDU’s full report, click here.

%d bloggers like this: