U.S. News & World Report Ranks Babson College No. 1 for Entrepreneurship for 21st Consecutive Time

Undergraduate School among the best business programs nationwide

US News RankingU.S. News & World Report has ranked Babson College the No. 1 undergraduate school for entrepreneurship in the United States for the 21st consecutive time, ahead of such institutions as MIT, University of California-Berkeley, and University of Pennsylvania (Wharton).

Other schools rounding out this year’s Top 5 list are:

2. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (Sloan) 
3. Indiana University–Bloomington (Kelley) 
3. University of California–Berkeley (Haas)
5. University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

“We are honored to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the leader in undergraduate entrepreneurship education for the 21st consecutive time,” said Babson President Kerry Healey. “As we look ahead to our Centennial, we are focused on educating Entrepreneurs of All Kinds who will make a difference in the world. With a special focus on strengthening family enterprises, advancing women-led entrepreneurship, and driving social impact, we remain committed to being the global leader in entrepreneurship education in our second century.”

Each year, U.S. News & World Report ranks undergraduate business programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This reputational ranking reflects the high esteem that leaders in the field of business education hold for Babson College’s faculty and undergraduate degree. The magazine surveys business school deans and senior faculty.

Read more about the ranking and methodology »

“We are thrilled to receive this recognition as the strongest undergraduate program in entrepreneurship from U.S. News & World Report. This acknowledgement from our business education peers illuminates the impressive work of our faculty, staff, and students. We are continuing our work to prepare students for the economy of tomorrow and for industries that do not even yet exist, creating a distinctive educational experience for leaders who will create social and economic value for decades to come,” said Babson College Undergraduate School Dean Ian Lapp.

This ranking success is just the latest achievement for the College’s programs.

  • Babson College is continuing its innovations in affordability by offering all students an accelerated path to obtaining their undergraduate degree in as little as three years.
  • PayScale ranked Babson the No. 1 private business school for salary potential for the third year in a row.
  • Babson has broken ground on the new Babson Recreation and Athletics Center (BRAC), a new modern fitness and recreation facility that will benefit the entire college community.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader of Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®​​​. The top​-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

By Shannon Sweeny, ssweeny1@babson.edu, (781) 239-4621 | 9/11/2017 12:00 AM