Tuition: $18,236 (In-state: $7,168)
Why we chose it: Imagine if your degree hinged on the reception your business received from four potential investors three days before graduation. That's a lesson in entrepreneurial stress that seniors at Ball State University learn. If an idea isn't up to snuff - a fate that typically befalls about 25% of seniors - students fail the course. Larry Cox, director of the Entrepreneurship Center, credits this "senior sweat" program with the high rate - nearly 40% - at which Ball State alumni launch their own businesses.