San Diego, CAwww.sdsu.edu
Tuition: $11,564 (In-state: $3,428)
Why we chose it: San Diego State has consistently pushed the boundaries of entrepreneurship education. For example, it's one of the few undergraduate institutions that focus on biotech entrepreneurship, notes George Solomon, Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship/Management at George Washington University. San Diego State's Entrepreneurial Management Center attracts more than 200 teams from around the world for its Venture Challenge Business Plan Competition, which began in 1989, and was the first inter-scholastic competition. The contest gives students the opportunity to talk with the judges and receive informal feedback and advice on the ideas they present.
Notable entrepreneurial alumni:
Jim Sinegal, Co-founder, Costco, Graduated 1959