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2021 Most Popular Entrepreneurial Studies Schools

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$42,665 Avg Salary
$25,440 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Entrepreneurial Studies School for You

In 2018-2019, 10,427 people earned a degree or certificate in entrepreneurial studies, making the major the #13 most popular in the United States.

There are lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which business program is right for you. You're no longer limited to schools in your local area, either, since online programs are becoming more prevalent. Or you may find the programs at a trade school to be a better alternative for you.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Business Degree Central has created the Most Popular Entrepreneurial Studies Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 822 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular programs for business students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from the Entrepreneurial Studies program at each school on the list.

Check out the entrepreneurship programs at these schools if you want to attend one of the most popular in the United States.

#1

Broward College

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Our 2021 rankings named Broward College the most popular school in the United States for entrepreneurial studies students. Located in the city of Fort Lauderdale, BC is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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#2

Valencia College

Orlando, FL

Out of the 822 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Valencia College landed the # 2 spot on the list. Valencia College is a fairly large public school located in the city of Orlando.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Seminole State College of Florida. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Most Popular Entrepreneurial Studies Schools list. Located in the city of Sanford, Seminole State is a public school with a large student population.

After completing their degree, entrepreneurship graduates from Seminole State carry an average student debt load of $23,861. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $248.

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#4

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend University of Pennsylvania. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Most Popular Entrepreneurial Studies Schools list. Located in the large city of Philadelphia, UPenn is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population.

While working on their degree, entrepreneurship majors at UPenn accumulate an average of around $41,000 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $478, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The excellent programs at University of Wisconsin - Madison helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best entrepreneurial studies schools in the United States. Located in the city of Madison, UW - Madison is a public college with a very large student population.

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#6

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA

University of Iowa came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Entrepreneurial Studies Schools ranking. Iowa is a very large public school located in the small city of Iowa City.

On average, entrepreneurship graduates from Iowa take out $23,250 in student loans while working on their degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $241.

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Sinclair Community College came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Entrepreneurial Studies Schools ranking. Located in the medium-sized city of Dayton, Sinclair Community College is a public school with a large student population.

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Strayer University - Global Region did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for entrepreneurial studies students. It came in at #8 on the list. Located in the city of Washington, Strayer University - Global Region is a private for-profit school with a large student population.

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#9

University of Georgia

Athens, GA

University of Georgia ranked #9 on this year’s Most Popular Entrepreneurial Studies Schools list. UGA is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Athens.

The average amount in student loans that entrepreneurship majors at UGA take out is $18,458. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $192, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#10

Indian River State College

Fort Pierce, FL

With a ranking of #10, Indian River State College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for entrepreneurial studies students. Indian River State College is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Fort Pierce.

The average amount in student loans that entrepreneurship majors at Indian River State College take out is $9,237. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $96, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#11

LDS Business College

Salt Lake City, UT

LDS Business College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for entrepreneurial studies students. It came in at #11 on the list. Located in the medium-sized city of Salt Lake City, LDS Business College is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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#12

University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

University of San Francisco landed the #12 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular entrepreneurial studies programs. USFCA is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of San Francisco.

Entrepreneurship majors at USFCA take out an average of $15,750 in student loans while working on their egree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $163, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Southern California did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for entrepreneurial studies students. It came in at #13 on the list. USC is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Los Angeles.

Entrepreneurship majors at USC take out an average of $58,582 in student loans while working on their egree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $683.

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Hult International Business School did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for entrepreneurial studies students. It came in at #14 on the list. Located in the medium-sized city of Cambridge, Hult International Business School is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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Arizona State University - Tempe came in at #15 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Entrepreneurial Studies Schools ranking. Located in the city of Tempe, ASU - Tempe is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Entrepreneurship majors at ASU - Tempe take out an average of $14,750 in student loans while working on their egree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $153.

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#16

Baruch College

New York, NY

With a ranking of #16, Baruch College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for entrepreneurial studies students. Baruch is a fairly large public school located in the large city of New York.

Entrepreneurship majors at Baruch take out an average of $12,718 in student loans while working on their egree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $132.

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#17

Brown University

Providence, RI

Brown University ranked #17 on this year’s Most Popular Entrepreneurial Studies Schools list. Brown is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Providence.

The average amount in student loans that entrepreneurship majors at Brown take out is $15,500. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $161.

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The University of Tampa ranked #18 on this year’s Most Popular Entrepreneurial Studies Schools list. Located in the large city of Tampa, UT is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

The average amount in student loans that entrepreneurship majors at UT take out is $25,000. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $259.

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Florida State College at Jacksonville landed the #19 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular entrepreneurial studies programs. Located in the large city of Jacksonville, FSCJ is a public school with a very large student population.

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#20

Baylor University

Waco, TX

Baylor University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for entrepreneurial studies students. It came in at #20 on the list. Baylor is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Waco.

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University of North Texas did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for entrepreneurial studies students. It came in at #21 on the list. UNT is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Denton.

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#22

Suffolk University

Boston, MA

Suffolk University landed the #22 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular entrepreneurial studies programs. Located in the city of Boston, Suffolk is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population.

On average, entrepreneurship graduates from Suffolk take out $27,000 in student loans while working on their degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $280, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#22

Temple University

Philadelphia, PA

Temple University came in at #22 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Entrepreneurial Studies Schools ranking. Temple is a very large public school located in the city of Philadelphia.

After completing their degree, entrepreneurship graduates from Temple carry an average student debt load of $24,000. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $249.

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#24

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX

With a ranking of #24, Texas Christian University did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for entrepreneurial studies students. TCU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Fort Worth.

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#24

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

University of Arizona landed the #24 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular entrepreneurial studies programs. University of Arizona is a very large public school located in the city of Tucson.

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#28

Eastern Arizona College

Thatcher, AZ
#29

Ashford University

San Diego, CA
#31

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI
#34

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA
#35

College of the Canyons

Santa Clarita, CA
#38

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, AZ
#38

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL
#40

University of Dayton

Dayton, OH
#41

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY
#42

North Country Community College

Saranac Lake, NY
#44

Miami University - Middletown

Middletown, OH
#44

Irvine Valley College

Irvine, CA
#46

Rio Salado College

Tempe, AZ
#49

Palm Beach State College

Lake Worth, FL
#49

University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL

Remaining Award Winners

This section represents the remainder of the colleges awarded a Most Popular Entrepreneurial Studies Schools badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 822 different United States entrepreneurial studies schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
49 University of Miami Coral Gables, FL
52 Lynn University Boca Raton, FL
53 Green River College Auburn, WA
53 Daytona State College Daytona Beach, FL
55 College of Central Florida Ocala, FL
56 Clark College Vancouver, WA
56 University of St Thomas Minnesota Saint Paul, MN
56 Johnson & Wales University - Charlotte Charlotte, NC
56 University of Vermont Burlington, VT
60 South Florida State College Avon Park, FL
60 Texas A&M University - College Station College Station, TX
62 University of South Florida - Main Campus Tampa, FL
62 George Washington University Washington, DC
64 Kent State University at Kent Kent, OH
64 Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA
64 West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester, PA
67 Full Sail University Winter Park, FL
67 Milwaukee Area Technical College Milwaukee, WI
67 Belmont University Nashville, TN
70 University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND
71 Edmonds Community College Lynnwood, WA
72 Mt. San Antonio College Walnut, CA
72 Pennsylvania State University - University Park University Park, PA
72 Cuyahoga Community College District Cleveland, OH
75 Elon University Elon, NC
76 Pace University - New York New York, NY
76 Saint Louis University Saint Louis, MO
76 Miami Dade College Miami, FL
76 Kansas State University Manhattan, KS
80 Xavier University Cincinnati, OH
80 Capella University Minneapolis, MN
82 Hardin - Simmons University Abilene, TX
82 Ivy Tech Community College Indianapolis, IN
82 Grays Harbor College Aberdeen, WA
85 High Point University High Point, NC
85 University of North Carolina at Charlotte Charlotte, NC
85 Mid-State Technical College Wisconsin Rapids, WI
88 Drexel University Philadelphia, PA
89 Dixie State University Saint George, UT
89 Delgado Community College New Orleans, LA
89 The University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio, TX
89 St Petersburg College Clearwater, FL
93 Pensacola State College Pensacola, FL
93 Parkland College Champaign, IL
95 University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT
95 Rosemont College Rosemont, PA
95 Inter American University of Puerto Rico - Metro San Juan, PR
95 Clarkson University Potsdam, NY
95 University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu, HI
95 Southwestern Illinois College Belleville, IL
95 Paradise Valley Community College Phoenix, AZ
102 Bryant University Smithfield, RI
102 South Dakota State University Brookings, SD
102 Washington University in St Louis Saint Louis, MO
102 University of Delaware Newark, DE
106 University of Nevada - Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
106 Point Loma Nazarene University San Diego, CA
108 Inter American University of Puerto Rico - Bayamon Bayamon, PR
108 University of Wisconsin - Whitewater Whitewater, WI
108 Northwood University Midland, MI
108 Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti, MI
108 Universidad Metropolitana San Juan, PR
108 Hutchinson Community College Hutchinson, KS
108 Butler University Indianapolis, IN
108 Western Carolina University Cullowhee, NC
108 Lorain County Community College Elyria, OH
117 Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro, TN
117 Metropolitan State University of Denver Denver, CO
117 University of Florida Gainesville, FL
117 Joliet Junior College Joliet, IL
117 MiraCosta College Oceanside, CA
117 Central Technology Center Drumright, OK
117 National University College Bayamon, PR
117 Sam Houston State University Huntsville, TX

Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also popular but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Most Popular Entrepreneurial Studies Schools award.

Rank College Location
125 Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL
125 Saint Edward’s University Austin, TX
125 Inter American University of Puerto Rico - Aguadilla Aguadilla, PR
125 Grove City College Grove City, PA
125 Peru State College Peru, NE
125 Fashion Institute of Technology New York, NY
125 University of South Florida - St. Petersburg St. Petersburg, FL
132 Western Iowa Tech Community College Sioux City, IA
132 College of Southern Idaho Twin Falls, ID
132 Johnson & Wales University - Online Providence, RI
132 Salem State University Salem, MA
132 North Central University Minneapolis, MN
132 Buena Vista University Storm Lake, IA
132 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI
132 Wichita State University Wichita, KS
140 Mohave Community College Kingman, AZ
140 Washington State University Pullman, WA
140 Lipscomb University Nashville, TN
140 University of North Carolina at Greensboro Greensboro, NC
140 University of Houston Houston, TX
140 Lamar University Beaumont, TX
140 University of Central Arkansas Conway, AR
147 Butler County Community College Butler, PA
147 Utah Valley University Orem, UT
147 Dallas Baptist University Dallas, TX
147 Cosumnes River College Sacramento, CA
147 York College of Pennsylvania York, PA
147 Hudson Valley Community College Troy, NY
147 North Seattle College Seattle, WA
147 Chaffey College Rancho Cucamonga, CA
147 Iowa State University Ames, IA
147 Moore Norman Technology Center Norman, OK
147 Anne Arundel Community College Arnold, MD
158 Bunker Hill Community College Boston, MA
158 California Lutheran University Thousand Oaks, CA
158 Gwinnett Technical College Lawrenceville, GA
158 Columbus State Community College Columbus, OH
158 Columbia College Columbia, MO
158 York Technical College Rock Hill, SC
158 Schoolcraft College Livonia, MI
158 Tacoma Community College Tacoma, WA

Entrepreneurial Studies by Region

View the Most Popular Entrepreneurial Studies Schools for a specific region near you.

Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

One of 21 majors within the business area of study, entrepreneurial studies has other similar majors worth exploring.

Entrepreneurship Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Entrepreneurship 8,156
Small Business Administration/Management 1,854
Other Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations 413
Franchising and Franchise Operations 4

Related Major Annual Graduates
Business Administration & Management 410,147
Accounting 105,123
General Business/Commerce 58,451
Finance & Financial Management 56,186
Marketing 51,241

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
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