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09-07-2015

Clarkson University Entrepreneurship Program Ranked in Top-13 by LendEDU

Clarkson University's Entrepreneurship Program has been ranked one of the top 13 in the nation, according to LendEDU.

Idea JamThe company has named Clarkson to their list of "Top 13 University Entrepreneur Programs" at https://lendedu.com/blog/top-university-entrepreneur-programs/ .

Based on 10,000 student survey responses, the list salutes 13 programs that can help students achieve success in their own businesses. Clarkson is featured on the list for its impressive graduation rate and high rate of graduates who have gone on to start their own business.

"We are proud to see our entrepreneurship program be celebrated once again for how well it prepares students to enter the global business marketplace," said Clarkson School of Business Dean Dayle Smith. "Clarkson supports our community of ambitious and innovative entrepreneurs both in the classroom as well as in extracurricular initiatives as they develop exciting new products and services."

"The Reh Center for Entrepreneurship provides engaging programming for the creation of dynamic cross-disciplinary teams of undergraduate and graduate students," said Erin Draper, director of the Reh Center for Entrepreneurship. "This support creates a spirit of entrepreneurship that resonates throughout campus."

Clarkson has also been nationally recognized for its annual competition in which up to five young entrepreneurs or innovators have an opportunity to attend Clarkson without tuition through a combination of merit-based financial aid (after accounting for other aid for which the student may be eligible) and the acquisition by the University of an ownership interest in their business ventures. Learn more about the Young Entrepreneurs and Innovators Program online at http://www.clarkson.edu/equity .

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

Photo caption: Clarkson University students participate in an Idea Jam session during Global Entrepreneurship Week in 2014.

[A photograph for media use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/ideajam-2014.jpg .]

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or aharrison@clarkson.edu.]

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