Colorado State University College of Business Ranked No. 1 Â??best Administeredâ?� in Nation by Princeton Review

Colorado State University’s College of Business is one of the best business schools in the nation and the best administered, according to The Princeton Review, a New York-based education services company.

Colorado State is one of 282 colleges listed in the 2007 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.

"This ranking recognizes the fine work of our business faculty and staff who work exhaustively to mentor students, help them graduate and assure their smooth transition to the workforce," said Tony Frank, Colorado State provost and senior vice president.

"We are proud of the students, faculty and staff in our college," said Ajay Menon, dean of the College of Business. "The College of Business has enjoyed significant growth and national attention in its climb toward becoming a world-class institution. This is an exciting time at Colorado State."

The college this year is celebrating major milestones: the 50th anniversary of the undergraduate business degree at Colorado State, the 40th anniversary of the College of Business and the 30th anniversary of the graduate program’s accreditation.

The Princeton Review selected the schools based on data the company obtained from the colleges and from surveys of 16,000 students. The tallies of student survey-based ranking lists were based on surveys of students during the 2005-06, 04-05 and 03-04 academic years, primarily online at The Princeton Review’s student survey site at No ranking list is based on The Princeton Review’s opinion of the schools, nor do the books have one hierarchical ranking list of all schools profiled.

Colorado State ranked first in the "best administered" category, according to student surveys. Students based their responses on such things as how smoothly the school is run and the ease with which they can get into required and popular courses.

The student surveys also highlight the college as a distance-learning leader. Students said Colorado State’s College of Business "is an innovator in distance-learning techniques; it has worked the kinks out both academically and operationally."

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 83rd among the best programs in the nation in 2006.

– 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.

– 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.

"We chose schools for this book based on our high regard for their academic programs and offerings, institutional data we collect from the schools and the candid opinions of students attending them who rate and report on their campus experiences at the schools," Robert Franek, Princeton Review vice president of Publishing.

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