Geeks never had it so good. For the future titans of tech, these schools provide the greatest chance of startup competition.
Methodology: To divine which schools will most likely churn out the next Mark Zuckerburg or Steve Jobs (or which school future tech gods will drop out of), Newsweek looked at which schools have the best record of creating today’s leaders in tech and which schools attract the most advanced computer-science geeks. First, we looked up the alma mater of each member of Business Insider’s most recent list of the Silicon Valley 100, which aims to rank the most powerful people in tech, and Bloomberg Businessweek’s list of the Best Young Tech Entrepreneurs to consider who’s most likely to be among the power heavyweights in years to come. To break ties of total members of the two lists, we also considered results from the National Science Federation’s annual Survey of Earned Doctorates to include the most recent statistics on the job-placement rate for those who earned Ph.D.s and the percentage of computer-science doctorates out of the total doctorates awarded by each university. Job placement and percentage of doctorates awarded were weighted equally.