PayScale College Salary Report Ranks Babson Among Top Colleges

Undergraduate alumni earnings rank 5th in the nation

The 2013-2014 PayScale College Salary Report reveals that graduates of Babson College are among the most well-compensated in the nation. PayScale analyzed data from more than 1.4 million college alumni, compared salary data for over 1,000 US colleges & 120 majors, and ranked Babson #5 overall.  

According to PayScale's report, Babson alumni enjoy:

  • An average starting salary of $59,700
  • An average mid-career salary of $123,000

PayScale ranks Babson:

  • #2 among Northeast schools by salary potential
  • #4 mid-career salary rank for private schools
  • #17 in ROI for private, not-for-profit universities
  • #25 overall college ROI rank

Babson's top-five ranking places it ahead of numerous other schools, including: 

  • Princeton
  • Stanford
  • Harvard
  • MIT
  • Yale

"PayScale’s ranking reflects both the strength of our student body and the value that our graduates deliver to employers both near term and over many years,” said Babson’s newly appointed Undergraduate School Dean Scott Moore. “Babson's admissions process seeks such students, their experiences both in and out of the classroom shape them within to our ET&A framework, and our employer partners clearly value our graduates. We are thrilled that our efforts have been recognized in this way."

About PayScale's Selection Criteria

The primary criteria for inclusion in this report are that a school offer bachelor’s degrees, is located within the 50 United States, and has a substantial number of graduates who work for civilian employers in the U.S. View the full PayScale list »

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds™. The College is a dynamic living and learning laboratory, where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society -- while at the same time evolving our methods and advancing our programs. We shape the leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to create economic and social value. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value. For more information, visit​.

By Hilary Katulak,, 781-239-4623 | 9/13/2013 12:00 AM