Saint Louis University's MBA in entrepreneurship climbed to No. 13 in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Graduate Schools for 2012" rankings.
The listing comes on the heels of the most recent U.S. News "America's Best Colleges" edition, which rated the University's undergraduate entrepreneurship program No. 14 in the country.
No other program in Missouri is ranked in the top 15 for both undergraduate and graduate education. No other Jesuit university can claim the distinction either.
Jennifer Ehlen, interim director of SLU's Center for Entrepreneurship — which supports both academic programs — said that the achievement is even more noteworthy given that there are more than 2,000 colleges and universities teaching entrepreneurship in North America.
"This is great news," she said. "The ranking reaffirms our belief in the importance of entrepreneurship education. Our continued rise in rankings can be correlated to our increased efforts to develop future entrepreneurs in the region and around the country."
Founded in 1987, SLU's Center for Entrepreneurship, located in the John Cook School of Business, has become a national leader in developing and delivering innovative programs to promote entrepreneurship through education.
About the Center for Entrepreneurship
Founded in 1987, the Saint Louis University Center for Entrepreneurship was first of its kind in Missouri, and among the first 25 in the nation. Guided by a mission to deliver and develop world-class entrepreneurship education for all, the Center is a two-way bridge between academia and the business community. For more information, visit the center's website.