Ranked Number One

College Ranking & Accomplishments

To Babson, rankings mean so much more than just numbers.

Each is a reminder for the Babson community to continue to innovate and to lead fearlessly. We know the world needs entrepreneurial leaders and Babson has the methodology and approach to make that happen.

It’s how Babson was named the best college for business majors (Money magazine) as well as one of the most selective schools based on lowest acceptance rates (U.S. News & World Report).

The proof is with our students, as they have helped Babson earn the #9 spot on Forbes list of the top 25 colleges for highest-earning graduates.

Babson College learners are different and determined to be entrepreneurial leaders  in any given situation. It’s why the college has held the #1 entrepreneurship ranking for both its undergraduate and MBA programs for more than two decades, and why the legacy and spirit of Roger Babson, the institution’s founder, remains strong in our staff, faculty, and students.

Babson Entrepreneurship Ranking

#1

#1 for Entrepreneurship (MBA) – U.S. News & World Report / 29 consecutive years

#1 for Entrepreneurship (Undergraduate School) – U.S. News & World Report / 26 consecutive times

#1 for Entrepreneurship (Northeast Graduate and Undergraduate Programs) – Entrepreneur magazine / The Princeton Review / 2022

#1 for Business Majors (Undergraduate School) - Money magazine / 2022

#1 Business School for Salary Potential (Undergraduate School) – PayScale / 2015–2021

#1 Private Business School for ROI (Undergraduate School) – PayScale / 2014–2020

#1 for International Students (Undergraduate School) – Forbes / 2017–2018

#1 for Percentage of Alumni Who Start a Business after College (MBA) – Financial Times / 2018

#1 for Number of Education Abroad Students on Short-Term Programs for 2019–20 – Institute of International Education / 2021

#2

#2 for Entrepreneurship (MBA) – Bloomberg / 2022

#2 for Entrepreneurship (MBA) – Poets&Quants / 2022

#2 for Total Number of Education Abroad Students on All Duration Programs and Number of Education Abroad Students on Mid-Length Duration Programs for 2019-20 – Institute of International Education / 2021

#2 for Entrepreneurship (MBA) – Financial Times / 2018

#2 for Business Majors (Undergraduate School) – Money magazine / 2018

#2 for Salary Potential among Business Program Peers (Undergraduate School) – U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard / 2016, 2017, 2018

#2 for a Transformative Experience (Undergraduate School) – Money magazine /2018

#3

#3 for Career Progress (MBA) – Financial Times / 2022

#3 for Entrepreneurship (Undergraduate School) – Entrepreneur magazine / The Princeton Review / 2018

#3 for Entrepreneurship (Undergraduate School) – Bloomberg Businessweek / 2018

Why is Babson the Best in Entrepreneurship?

Entrepreneurship education started at Babson more than 100 years ago and we’ve been perfecting it ever since. Our faculty, who have a mix of research expertise and practical experience, are the leading minds on entrepreneurial leadership and prepare entrepreneurial leaders at every level—undergraduate, graduate, executive, and even other educators—to create economic and social value everywhere. Learn More About Entrepreneurial Leadership »

Babson College Forbes Ranking

Forbes recognized Babson as the #1 undergraduate school for international students (2017–2018), beating out Harvard, MIT, and Yale. The ranking is based on multiple factors, such as six-year graduation rate, full-need aid or need-blind admission policies, access to popular majors, size of the international student body, and more.

LGBTQ-Friendly Campus

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Babson earned an overall score of 4.5 out of 5 Stars on Campus Pride Index’s LGBTQ-Friendly Campus list (2017). The ranking recognizes Babson’s institutional commitment to LGBTQ-inclusive policy, program and practice, and the College was specifically recognized for its events like Lavender Graduation, Safe Zone training, LGBTQ residential living, and student-created organizations, including the undergraduate Pride Alliance and graduate Out Network.

Additional Accolades

#9

ROI 40 years after enrollment – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2022

#21

Best Online MBA Programs – Fortune Education 2021 (MBA)

#31

Best Online MBA Programs – U.S. News & World Report (MBA), 2022

#46

MBA program worldwide – Financial Times 2021 (MBA)

Is Babson College a Good School?

What makes a “good” school is relatively subjective; what’s good for one student may not be good for another. Rankings do, however, offer some guidance. For example, if you’re looking for value, Babson routinely ranks #1 for salary potential and return on investment. Plus, in 2022, Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW) ranked Babson #9 for ROI 40 years after enrollment with alumni having a net present value of $2,242,000.

Babson is the #2 ranked school in all of New England for value, beating out the likes of Harvard and MIT, and #13 across the entire U.S. (Money Magazine, 2022).

Babson is ranked among the top 100 most selective colleges in the U.S. (U.S. News & World Report).

Forbes also ranked Babson among the top 50 best performers on its new College Financial Grades list (Forbes, 2022).

The past two years have proven that entrepreneurial leadership is more necessary and relevant than ever. Despite challenges and headwinds, Babson is excelling. See how Babson is meeting the moment.

Discover Why Babson Is Right for You

Undergraduate School

You have big ideas and big dreams. At Babson, we teach you how to find the opportunity in every challenge and turn those ideas into real innovations. By focusing on entrepreneurial leadership, we’re preparing our students to go from today’s learners into future leaders.

Bigger Than Business

Graduate

Create something out of nothing. Embark on the life-changing journey to a new career path. Make your business soar to new heights. All this and more is possible at the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business, where entrepreneurial leaders are fueled by equal parts passion and action.

Learn More About Babson

See how Babson has spearheaded entrepreneurship education for 100+ years and meet the people leading us into the next century.