Tuition: $24,600 (In-state: $10,500)
Why we chose it: The Deming Center of Entrepreneurship is nationally known for its excellence in teaching students to create businesses in clean technology and renewable energy. The center helps MBAs commercialize innovations that they develop on campus and at the US Government's National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo. There is also a school-run business plan competition for clean-tech startups. Colorado also offers Ph.D.s to those with a scholarly bent.
Also appears in: Social entrepreneurship | Undergrads
Notable entrepreneurial alumni:
Lyndon "Duke" Hanson, Co-founder, Crocs, Graduated 1985