ERIC Number: ED463784
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Dec
Entrepreneurship Education in American Community Colleges and Universities.
This is an analysis of entrepreneurship-education opportunities at various American community colleges, universities, and business schools. Roughly 100 institutions offer formal educational programs that focus on entrepreneurship; however, approximately 1,500 colleges offer courses in entrepreneurship and small-business management. Community colleges, with their emphasis on workforce development and training, offer a variety of educational opportunities for the entrepreneur, including courses, degrees, certificates, seminars, workshops, and small-business development centers. The author provides specific information on entrepreneurship programs at two California community colleges and one Washington tribal college. In the four-year arena, fewer formal opportunities for learning about entrepreneurship exist. Most universities offer limited courses or workshops; however, two formal entrepreneurship-education programs are located at Ball State University in Indiana and New York University. These institutions offer undergraduate courses and masters degrees in entrepreneurship education. This report also describes FastTrac, which is a noncredit entrepreneurship education program supported by the Kauffman Foundation, as well as two- and four-year institutions. The author concludes that the demand for self-employment and small business ownership is growing, which necessitates more entrepreneurial training. (Contains 13 references.) (MKF)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Entrepreneurship Education, Los Angeles, CA.