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Babson College Graduation Rate & Retention Rates

88% 4-Year Graduation Rate
92% 6-Year Graduation Rate
92% Retention Rate

Babson College 2023 Graduation & Retention Report

How many Babson College first-year students return for their second year? How many graduate and how long does it take them? On this page we'll explore Babson College retention rates, graduation rates, drop out rates and more.

Babson College Retention Rate

92% Freshmen Retention Rate
Good Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate applies to first-time / full-time students who come back for their second year.

With 92% students making it past their freshmen year, Babson College has freshmen retention rates above the national average.

Nationwide, the average first to second year retention rate is 70.57%.

When looking at just colleges and universities in Massachusetts, the average is 73.02%.

Babson College Retention  92 out of 100
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Massachusetts Retention  73 out of 100
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Retention Rate
Babson College 92%
Nationwide 70.57%
Massachusetts 73.02%

Babson College Graduation Rates

92% 6-Year Graduation Rate
7.64% Dropout Rate

Of the 550 students in the class of 2015, how many completed their degree on time?

Four years after beginning their degree, 88% of those students had graduated. By 2017, six years after starting their degree, 92% of the students had graduated and after eight years 92% of this class completed their degree.

The official graduation rate of Babson College is 92%. This is the percentage of students who completed their degree within 150% of the published time. That means six years for a standard bachelor's degree program.

The average Babson College student takes 4.04 years to graduate with their bachelors.

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Six Year Graduation Rate  92%
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Eight Year Graduation Rate  92%
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Babson College Graduation Rates vs. National Average

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Completion Within Undergraduates Percentage
Four Years 0 %
Six Years 550 92%
Eight Years 2 0%
Did Not Complete 47 8%
The non-completers rate is anyone who is not still enrolled at the institution after eight years. Both transfer students and drop-outs could be included in this group.
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Babson College Drop Out Rate

Babson College Graduation Rates by Race/Ethnicity

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Race/Ethnicity Graduation Rate
American Indian or Alaskan Native 100%
Asian 94%
Black / African-American 96%
Hawaiian 100%
Hispanic 92%
International 95%
Multi-Ethnic 100%
Unknown 95%
White 95%

Some Students Take More Time To Graduate

First-time, full-time students under the age of 25 are much more likely to graduate in four years. Some schools cater to mostly traditional students while others cater to 'non-traditional' students. So called 'non-traditional' students include part-time students or those who may be returning after an absense. It is common for part-time and/or adult students to take longer to graduate.

Traditional Students:

First-time, full-time students under the age of 25.

Non-Traditional Students:

Any student that is not first-time, full-time, and under the age of 25.

The majority of students at Babson College are considered 'traditional students' who are first-time attending full-time.

Examining the graduation rates of the specific cohorts shown below may be more revealing than looking at the overall graduaton rates.

First-Time / Full-Time Babson College Graduation Rates

87% First-Time, Full-Time
92% 6-Year Grad Rate
Good Grad Rate

First-time / full-time students at Babson College represent 87% of the students in the class of 2015, and 86.55% of Babson College bachelor's degree graduations.

With a four-year graduation rate of 88%, first-time students in the Babson College class of 2015 who attended classes full-time were more likely than average to graduate on time.

After six years, the Babson College graduation rate was 92%, and by the eight year mark, 92% of the cohort had completed their degree.

Nationwide, the average graduation rate for first-time undergraduates attending classes full-time is 37.92% after four years, 46.43% after six years, and 47.82% after eight years.

Four Year Graduation Rate  88 out of 100
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Six Year Graduation Rate  92 out of 100
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Eight Year Graduation Rate  92 out of 100
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Babson College First-Time / Full-Time Graduation Rate vs. National Average

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First-Time / Full-Time Completions Babson College Nationwide
Four Years 88% 37.92%
Six Years 92% 46.43%
Eight Years 92% 47.82%

First-Time / Full-Time Babson College Drop Out Rates

42 first-time / full-time students or 8% did not complete their degree within eight years.

Of those who did not finish:

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First-Time / Full-Time Non-Completions Undergraduates Percentage
Still Enrolled 0 0.00%
Transferred 0 0.00%
Dropped Out 41 97.62%

First-Time / Part-Time Graduation Rates

Unfortunately, we don’t have access to data on Babson College first-time, part-time students.

Non First-Time / Full-Time Students

13% Returning, Full-Time
94% 6-Year Grad Rate
Good Grad Rate

79 Babson College students were classified as full-time / not first-time. This represents 13.12% of the students in the class of 2015.

Non first-time students could include transfer students or adults who have returned to school after an absense.

With a six year graduation rate of 94%, returning students in the class of 2015 and attended classes full-time had a graduation rate higher than the national average for students in this category.

After eight years, the graduation rate was 94%.

Nationwide, the average graduation rate for non first-time undergraduates attending classes full-time is: 49.57% after four years, 53.83% after six years, and 55.07% after eight years.

Six Year Graduation Rate  94 out of 100
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Eight Year Graduation Rate  94 out of 100
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Babson College Non First-Time / Full-Time Graduation Rate vs. National Average

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Returning / Full-Time Completions Babson College Nationwide
Four Years 0% 49.57%
Six Years 94% 53.83%
Eight Years 94% 55.07%

Non First-Time / Full-Time Babson College Drop Out Rates

5 non first-time / part-time students or 6% did not complete their degree within eight years.

Of those who did not finish:

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First-Time / Part-Time Non-Completions Undergraduates Percentage
Still Enrolled 0 0.00%
Transferred 0 0.00%
Dropped Out 5 100.00%

Non First-Time / Part-Time Graduation Rates

Unfortunately, we don’t have access to data on Babson College returning, part-time students.

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