College of Business at Colorado State University Named One of Princeton Review’s Best Business Schools

Colorado State University’s College of Business is one of the best in the nation, according to The Princeton Review, a New York-based education services company. Colorado State is one of 237 colleges listed in the 2006 edition of Princeton Review’s annual guide, featuring two-page profiles on the school’s academics, student life, admissions and career/placement programs.

A complete list of the schools is posted on the Princeton Review Web site at The book is now on sale.

"We are proud of the achievements of our college," said Ajay Menon, dean of the College of Business. "Our faculty, staff and students continue to bring national attention to our programs. The College of Business is on its way to being a world leader among its peer institutions."

The Princeton Review selected the schools based on data the company obtained from the colleges and from surveys of 16,000 students.

The college is the second "best administered" business college in the nation, according to student surveys. Students based their responses on such things as the ease with which they can get into required and popular courses.

The honor is one of many for Colorado State’s College of Business. Other recent accomplishments:

– U.S. News and World Report magazine ranked the college 87th among the best programs in the nation in 2005.

– The Everitt Companies and the Everitt family donated $2.5 million to the college, mostly for the Everitt Real Estate Center – the college’s largest gift ever.

– The college’s distance MBA program has often been the standard in helping other Colleges of Business design and develop their distance-learning programs.

– Kiplinger magazine has named the MBA program as one of the top "big name" programs in the country that offers the degree at a distance.

From internationally known programs in veterinary medicine and chemistry to national recognition as an institution committed to character building, the academic and co-curricular programs at Colorado State are recognized for their quality, innovation and achievement. Since 1879, Colorado State has been fulfilling the needs of citizens through its land-grant mission of teaching, research and service. Today, Colorado State’s eight colleges encompass the major areas of human knowledge with 150 programs of study – many nationally and internationally recognized – in the sciences, arts, humanities and the professions.

Colorado State’s College of Business includes the departments of Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Finance and Real Estate, Management, and Marketing. The college also houses the Centers for Entrepreneurship, Business Ethics and Social Policy, Education and Research in E-Business, the Everitt Real Estate Center, the Institute of Transportation Management and Corporate Financial Reporting.

"Every school we profile in this book offers a terrific MBA education, yet each one is distinctive in its academic programs, school offerings and campus culture," said Robert Franek, vice president of publishing for the Princeton Review.

The Princeton Review, known for its education, admission and test-prep services, is not affiliated with Princeton University or Educational Testing Service.