Babson is No. 5 overall among all U.S. colleges for ROI

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​​Babson College again has been named the No. 1 business college for return on investment (ROI), according to PayScale Inc.​, the world’s leading provider of on-demand compensation data and software.

According to the 2015 PayScale College ROI Report, Babson alumni who do not receive financial aid enjoy a 20-year net ROI of $812,800. The 20-year net ROI for alumni who receive financial aid is even greater—$946,500.


PayScale has ranked Babson No. 5 overall among all U.S. colleges for ROI, ahead of Stanford, MIT, and Princeton.

“It is pleasing to receive continued recognition of the value of the Babson education by PayScale,” said President Kerry Healey​. “This is an affirmation of what is no secret to the Babson community: that Babson educates entrepreneurial leaders who create great economic and social value—everywhere.”

​“How much student loan debt college kids and their families take on has serious implications for their future financial health. With average student loan debt hovering around $30,000, students can’t afford not to consider earning potential post-graduation. This is why PayScale produces an annual College ROI Report. We want to ensure that students have access to the best information available when evaluating the financial return on their college investment and when making decisions on how to best fund their education,” said Lydia Frank, editorial director, PayScale.

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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 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™, PayScaleInsight™, 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. For more information, visit PayScale's website or follow @PayScale on Twitter.

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 | 03/06/2015 06:00