Mtech helped UMD rank in the top 10 for innovation and entrepreneurship for sixth straight year
The University of Maryland (UMD) earned a top 10 ranking in The Princeton Review’s annual survey of top schools for entrepreneurship for the sixth consecutive year.
The Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech), an institute of the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, contributed to those rankings. Mtech is dedicated to entrepreneurship education, helping entrepreneurs launch successful technology ventures, and connecting Maryland-based companies with university resources to help them succeed.
In calendar year 2020, Mtech offered 39 innovation and entrepreneurship classes at the university, with 4,878 enrollments in those courses.
Those enrollments were spread across the following initiatives offered through Mtech:
Mtech’s edX certificate programs garnered nearly 70,000 enrollments since launching in 2019. These include:
In addition, Mtech has offered Coursera specializations since 2013, with more than 1 million enrollments. Offerings include:
The Princeton Review’s 2021 rankings were featured in the December issue of Entrepreneur magazine. UMD placed No. 6 for undergraduate entrepreneurship education—climbing one spot from last year—and No. 3 among public universities. In addition, UMD was listed at No. 23 for graduate entrepreneurship education, marking the ninth consecutive year that the university has been named a top 25 program.
The Princeton Review tallied its rankings for top entrepreneurship programs based on a survey conducted from June through August 2020 of more than 300 schools about their entrepreneurship offerings. While most entrepreneurship rankings include only UMD’s extensive business or engineering entrepreneurship programs, the Princeton Review additionally reflects UMD’s efforts to include its entire student population.
The survey methodology looked at each school’s commitment to entrepreneurship education inside and outside the classroom. Among the many criteria were 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.
January 19, 2021