Iowa City, IAwww.uiowa.edu
Tuition: $19,465 (In-state: $6,293)
Why we chose it: John Pappajohn, who founded the University of Iowa's entrepreneurship center (JPEC) and four others throughout the state, has introduced more than 50,000 students to the subject. "The University of Iowa exposes students in all fields to entrepreneurship," he says. "If you think about it, even theater majors will need to know how to run their own business if they make it big in Hollywood." Iowa even offers a B.A. in Performing Arts Entrepreneurship. Under the direction of renowned professor (and program director) David Hensley, Iowa was named the National Model Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Program of the year in 2004 by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Since then, the school has continued to offer relevant courses such as Technology Applications for the Entrepreneur, which helps students develop an e-commerce strategy for their business, and a paid internship program with small businesses in Iowa.