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Here Are The Top 20 American Universities For Producing Successful Start-Up CEOs: 2018 Ranking

Harvard is the number 1 university in the United States for producing most successful start-up CEOs, according to a new report from Crunchbase. Given its Silicon Valley connections, it’s perhaps not surprising that Stanford University comes in a close second, with 147.

Harvard and Stanford are the winners.

So, how did the schools fare?

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), trails in third place with 65, and the University of Pennsylvania, at 63, comes in fourth. Then come Columbia University and the University of California, Berkeley, followed by Cornell University at No.7.

The data firm ranked the top 20 U.S. colleges and universities by how prolific they were at graduating entrepreneurs who launched start-ups that raised $1 million or more since May 2017.

The top 20 U.S.-based colleges and universities for producing successful start-up CEOs.

  1. Harvard University: 148
  2. Stanford University: 147
  3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT): 65
  4. University of Pennsylvania: 63
  5. Columbia University: 58
  6. University of California, Berkeley: 44
  7. Cornell University: 31
  8. Northwestern University: 31
  9. Yale University: 30
  10. University of Michigan: 27
  11. University of California, Los Angeles: 27
  12. Carnegie Mellon University: 26
  13. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: 26
  14. Duke University: 26
  15. University of Southern California: 25
  16. Princeton University: 23
  17. New York University (NYU): 22
  18. The University of Wisconsin, Madison: 15
  19. Dartmouth College: 14
  20. University of Colorado: 13

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Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, and high net worth individuals.
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