PayScale Ranks Babson the No. 1 Private Business College For Salary Potential

Babson also is the 13th best college overall among those whose alumni earn a graduate or other degree after receiving their bachelor’s degree.

Babson is the top private business school for salary potential of graduates, according to the 2014–2015 PayScale College Salary Report.

According to PayScale, Babson was selected No. 1 because graduates earn:

  • Early Career Salary of $61,300
  • Mid-Career Salary of $117,400
  • 20-year Net ROI of $716,700
  • Annual ROI of 7.6%

Babson is the 13th-best college overall among those whose alumni earn a graduate or other degree after receiving their bachelor’s degree. Babson also is ranked No. 16 in the country overall among colleges whose graduates earn only a bachelor’s degree.

“We are so pleased that Babson graduates are recognized by the marketplace for their knowledge, skills, and ability to succeed entrepreneurially,” said Babson Undergraduate School Dean Scott Moore.

PayScale College Salary Report Methodology

All data used to produce the 2014-15 PayScale College Salary Report were collected from employees who successfully completed PayScale’s salary survey (roughly 1.4 million over the last year). Self-employed, project-based, and contract employees are not included. For example, project-based graphic designers and architects, and nearly all small business owners and novelists, are not included. Learn more about the methodology »

About PayScale

Creator of the largest database of individual compensation profiles in the world containing more than 40 million salary profiles, PayScale, Inc. provides an immediate and precise snapshot of current market salaries to employees and employers through its online tools and software. PayScale’s products are powered by innovative algorithms that dynamically acquire, analyze and aggregate compensation information for millions of individuals in real-time. Publisher of the quarterly PayScale Index, PayScale’s subscription software products for employers include PayScale MarketRate, PayScale Insight, and PayScale Insight Expert. PayScale’s cloud compensation software is used by more than 3,000 customers including Cummins, Warby Parker, Zendesk, Clemson University and Covenant Dove.

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.​​​​​

By Michael Chmura,, 781-239-4549 | 9/12/2014 11:00 AM