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Baruch College Earns Top Rankings for Academics, Alumni Success, Social Mobility, and Value

Latest U.S. News & World Report Rankings Add to High Marks from Prominent Review Organizations  

Baruch College continues to win national recognition and accolades for its academic excellence, value and low student debt, social mobility, and alumni success.

In the just-released U.S. News & World Report “Best Regional Universities – North,” Baruch College ranked #5 for public institutions for the third consecutive year, and #20 overall.

Best Undergraduate Business Programs:

  • #62 out of 503 colleges nationwide
  • #40 among public institutions

The national ranking among all schools represents a 15-point jump over the last two years for Baruch’s undergraduate business programs at the Zicklin School of Business.  

At a Glance:

Below is a complete list of Baruch’s rankings among all “Regional Universities – North:”

  • #5 Top Public Schools
  • #20 Best Regional Universities (tie)
  • #2 “Ethnic Diversity” (tie)
  • #3 “Least debt, Class of 2017”
  • #9 “Schools with the Most International Students”
  • #11 “Most Innovative Schools” (tie)
  • #16 “Best Undergraduate Teaching” (tie)
  • #73 “Best Value Schools”

These top rankings from U.S. News add to the expanding list of high marks from other prominent review organizations received during this year alone:

Forbes: Socioeconomic Mobility and Academic Success

Baruch College is among 650 higher education institutions featured in Forbes“America’s Top College’s 2018” list. For all schools in the U.S., Baruch jumped 22 spots from last year—now placing at #178.

Forbes specifically pointed to the College’s success in advancing socioeconomic mobility among its students, as well as the institution’s academic success and campus resources.

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance: Lowest Average Graduating Debt

Based on data on nearly 1,200 U.S. four-year institutions, Kiplinger’s named Baruch College to its “Top 300 Best College Values” list of 2018.  The College ranked #2 nationally for the Best Colleges with Lowest Average Graduating Debt.

Kiplinger’s also pointed to Baruch’s New York City location, access to career opportunities, and the school’s diverse student body.

MONEY Magazine: ‘Superior education at an affordable price’

In its most recent “Best Colleges 2018” list, MONEY magazine placed Baruch College among the top 10 schools. The national list, which is based on educational quality, affordability and alumni success, designated high rankings—both regionally and nationally—to Baruch College:  

  • #1 among public institutions in the Northeast
  • #1 out of 81 public and private colleges in New York State
  • #5 “50 Best Public Colleges” in the U.S.
  • #8 “727 Best Colleges in America”  

According to MONEY, the schools that top its rankings “deliver a superior education at an affordable price, enabling graduates to avoid heavy debt and succeed in the workplace.”

The Princeton Review: Top-Notch Faculty and Engaged Student Body

Baruch College was highlighted in The Princeton Review’s “The Best 384 Colleges – 2019 edition” for its top-notch faculty, career programs, and a diverse and engaged student body.

On top of this national recognition, Baruch College is included in The Princeton Review’s “Best Northeastern” list of 225 schools that are “academically outstanding and well worth considering,” and “Colleges That Pay You Back,” a selection of 209 schools based on institutional data, affordability, and career outcomes.

The Chronicle of Higher Education: Social Mobility

Baruch College ranked #1 for social mobility among four-year public institutions, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2018 Almanac of Higher Education, a yearly roundup of major stories and research in the world of higher education.

The Chronicle’s list was drawn from a widely reported study of colleges’ impact on social mobility by a team led by Harvard economics professor Raj Chetty (formerly of Stanford University). The team’s 2017 study, “Mobility Report Cards: The Role of Colleges in Intergenerational Mobility,” tracked students from nearly every U.S. college, including nongraduates, and measured their subsequent earnings against millions of anonymous tax filings and financial aid records. 

Learn more about Baruch College’s rankings in 2018 and during previous years.

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