PitchBook has released its annual university rankings that compare schools by tallying up the number of alumni entrepreneurs who have founded venture capital-backed companies.
The list breaks down the universities based on four categories: (1) all founders who only received an undergraduate degree; (2) those who received a graduate degree; (3) female matriculating with an undergraduate degree; and (4) females receiving a graduate degree. The undergraduate and graduate rankings are powered by PitchBook data and are based on an analysis of more than 144,000 VC-backed founders.
Not surprising, two institutions are ranked in the top five regardless of category. They are Stanford and Harvard. Two others – University of California, Berkeley and Massachusetts Institute of Technology – made the top five list in three of the four lists.
The only Tennessee university to make the list of 100 institutions is Vanderbilt which placed #53 on those who founded companies after earning an undergraduate degree, #67 for those founders who earned a graduate degree, and #47 for females with an undergraduate degree.
The full list can be found here.