The list of universities that graduate the most future CEOs of well-funded startups is topped by some familiar names.
Among startups that raised more than $1 million in the past year, 148 had CEOs who graduated from Harvard, one more than the total from Stanford, according to TechCrunch data. MIT was third, followed by the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia, The top 20 universities on the list represent more than 800 global startups.
Although applications to MBA programs are on the decline, TechCrunch found that the degree remains popular among those who become CEOs. For example, more than half of the top executives that graduated from Harvard attended the university's business school.
Here is the list of the top 20:
4. University of Pennsylvania
6. UC Berkeley
10. University of Michigan
12. Carnegie Mellon
13. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
18. University of Wisconsin, Madison
20. University of Colorado