Babson College, based in Massachusetts, was established in 1919 with a focus on entrepreneurship education.
Although originally founded by Roger W. Babson as an all-male business institute, Babson is now a co-ed institute offering courses across 25 areas of study. Through Babson's F. W. Olin Graduate School of Business, the College also offers master's degrees in business administration, finance, accounting, entrepreneurial leadership, and management.
Babson is known for immersing its students in an entrepreneurial lifestyle, particularly through its entrepreneurship-related courses which are taught alongside traditional arts courses. All courses are taught by professors who have started, sold, bought, or run successful businesses in the past.
Babson College consistently ranks well amongst similar schools for entrepreneurship education, and Babson's alumni include a number of living billionaires.
The massive Babson Globe is a notable campus landmark, which was built in 1955 by Roger Babson at a cost of $200,000, it originally rotated both on its axis and its base, demonstrating both day and night and the progression of the seasons.
Babson has twenty-two varsity sports teams, while the majority of which compete in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) of the NCAA Division III. In addition, the men's and women's alpine ski teams compete in the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA), and the men's lacrosse team competes in the Pilgrim League.
Notable alumni include Edsel Ford II, the Director of Ford Motor Company, Akio Toyoda, the President and CEO of Toyota Motor Corporation, and Kevin Colleran, one of the first 10 employees at Facebook, and Venture Partner at General Catalyst.