Dear Babson Community,
I’m pleased to share that Babson has once again been named the No. 1 undergraduate school for entrepreneurship by U.S. News & World Report for the 27th consecutive time. This astounding achievement is a testament to our position as the flagship institution in the country for educating entrepreneurial leaders.
We compete in an increasingly competitive market, as others have begun to see the power that entrepreneurship can harness as a catalyst for positive change. The continued growth in entrepreneurship education only validates what we have known from the beginning: The future is fueled by entrepreneurial leaders, and Babson will continue to proudly serve at the forefront in educating, connecting, and mentoring these leaders on their mission to change the world.
This No. 1 ranking adds to our incredible momentum, fueled by the stellar placement by The Wall Street Journal as a top-10 best college in the country. I have heard from numerous members of the Babson community that this ranking truly puts the College in an unprecedented tier, and I could not agree more. This ranking is even more impressive considering the Journal’s shift in how rankings are calculated, taking into consideration student outcomes and focusing on graduation rates and graduate salaries. Our students’ success has played an important role in this accomplishment, and faculty and staff play a crucial part in helping our students achieve at such a high level. This ranking is made possible by your hard work and dedication to Babson’s mission and strategy. Thank you for playing a role in our success.
We’ve long known that we are pioneers in entrepreneurship and business education—a status that’s been reaffirmed by this No. 1 ranking—but today, the world is validating Babson’s place as a leader across our entire industry. While our longstanding positions as No. 1 in entrepreneurship at both the undergraduate and MBA levels are accolades that we proudly embrace, the Journal’s ranking represents a broader affirmation of the role that each member of our community plays in setting Babson apart from our peers.
This is only the beginning. We look forward to accelerating our leadership position. By thinking innovatively and not seeing any challenge as too large, we can ensure that Babson remains a top destination for students and professionals who seek to change the world.
I look forward to the many ways we will build on this momentum and expand our reach and impact. Know that we could not have reached this remarkable milestone without each member of the Babson community.