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List of Rankings and Recognitions Highlights

Recent Awards and Honors

2013 - Named "National Model Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Program" by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship

2013 - GCEC "Excellence in Specialty Entrepreneurship Education"

2013 - Federal Laboratory Consortium(FLC) "Outstanding Technology Transfer Program Award"

2011 - Named "#1 Most Impactful Classroom on the Outside World" by U.S. News & World Report

2011 - FLC Midwest Regional Partnership Award & FLC Midwest Regional Appreciation Award

2011 - Top 15 America’s Best Colleges for Undergraduate Entrepreneurship in U.S. News & World Report 

2010 - Top 10 America’s Best Colleges for Undergraduate Entrepreneurship in U.S. News & World Report 

2009 - Top 10 America’s Best Colleges for Undergraduate Entrepreneurship in U.S. News & World Report 

2008 - Top 50 MBA Entrepreneurship Programs by Women 3.0

2008 - Finalist for the Model Undergraduate Program Award by the U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship

2008 - Top 10 America’s Best Colleges for Undergraduate Entrepreneurship in U.S. News & World Report 

2007 - Ranked 20th of America’s Top 25 Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Programs by Entrepreneur/ Princeton Review

2007 - Top 25 America’s Best Colleges for Entrepreneurship in Fortune Small Business 

2007 - Recipient of the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Center’s Excellence in Entrepreneurship Teaching and Pedagogical Innovation Award

2007 - Top 10 America’s Best Colleges for Undergraduate Entrepreneurship in U.S. News & World Report

2006 - Top 5 America’s Best Colleges for Undergraduate Entrepreneurship in U.S. News & World Report

2005 - Top 20 America’s Best Colleges for Graduate Entrepreneurship in U.S. News & World Report

2005 - Top 5 America’s Best Colleges for Undergraduate Entrepreneurship in U.S. News & World Report

2004 - Entrepreneurship Dynamics Laboratory established at Ball State University

2004 - Top 20 America’s Best Colleges for Graduate Entrepreneurship in U.S. News & World Report

2004 - No. 1 Ranked Public University for Entrepreneurship in U.S. News & World Report

2004 - Top 5 America’s Best Colleges for Undergraduate Entrepreneurship in U.S. News & World Report


Archived Awards and Honors

2003 - Awarded $1 Million Grant from U.S. Department of Education

2003 - No.1 Entrepreneurship Programs for Regional Universities in Entrepreneur

2003 - Top 20 America’s Best Colleges for Graduate Entrepreneurship in U.S. News & World Report

2002 - Top 20 America’s Best Colleges for Graduate Entrepreneurship in U.S. News & World Report

2001 - Named the National Model Pedagogy Award in Entrepreneurship by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship

2001 - Selected as the Featured Business School for Entrepreneurship in Success

2001 - Top 25 Best Business Schools for Entrepreneurs for MBA in Entrepreneurship in Success

2001 - Top 5 America’s Best Colleges for Undergraduate Entrepreneurship in U.S. News & World Report

2000 - National Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers established at Ball State University

2000 - Recipient of the NASDAQ Center of Entrepreneurial Excellence Award

2000 - No. 1 Ranked Public University for Entrepreneurship in U.S. News & World Report

2000 - Top 5 America’s Best Colleges for Undergraduate Entrepreneurship in U.S. News & World Report

2000 - Recipient of the Indiana Quality Improvement Award

1999 - Recipient of the Indiana Quality Improvement Award

1998 - Recipient of the Indiana Quality Improvement Award

1998 - 25 Best Business Schools for Entrepreneurs in Success

1998 - Named the National Model MBA Entrepreneurship Program by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship

1997 - Top 10 Business Schools for Entrepreneurship Research in Journal of Management

1997 - Top 20 in a Journal of Business Venturing study

1996 - 25 Best Business Schools for Entrepreneurs in Success

1995 - 25 Best Business Schools for Entrepreneurs in Success

1994 - Top 3 Entrepreneurship Programs by the Kauffman Foundation, Ernst & Young, and Inc.

1993 - Recipient of the National Federation of Independent Business Excellence Award

1993 - Top 20 Business Schools with an MBA in Entrepreneurship in Business Week

1990 - Named the National Model Entrepreneurship Program by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship

1989 - Top 20 Business Schools for Entrepreneurship in Entrepreneur

1989 - MBA in Entrepreneurship developed for interactive television

1983 - Entrepreneurship program founded as an undergraduate major