Baruch College Earns National Ranking from Diverse: Issues in Higher Education Magazine

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NEW YORK, NY-August 20, 2012 - Baruch College received national recognition for providing undergraduate and graduate academic excellence to its multicultural students. Diverse: Issues In Higher Education Magazine released their Top 100 list of national institutions that conferred the most bachelor’s and master’s degrees to multicultural students in academic year 2010-2011.

In the area of undergraduate programs on Diverse’s list, Baruch College was ranked #58 overall in the category of “Total Minority/All Disciplines Combined.” Baruch College ranked #59 overall for conferring graduate degrees in the category of “Total Minority/All Disciplines Combined.”

Baruch College has received other national recognition for its work to provide affordable access to a quality education. In June 2011, the Education Trust, a research and advocacy group, released a report that named Baruch College as one of five four-year colleges — out of the 1,186 colleges examined — that is doing a good job serving low-income students.

The data for the Diverse Magazine rankings are collected from all U.S. postsecondary institutions through the Completions survey of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data Set maintained by the National Center for Education Statistics. The 2010-2011 collection represents the final transition year for the new racial/ethnic categories (Asian American, African American, Hispanic, and American Indian), that are aligned with the way information is collected by the U.S. Census Bureau and other government agencies.

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About Baruch College:
Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 3 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Manny Romero, (646) 660-6141, manuel.romero@baruch.cuny.edu
Mercedes Sanchez, (646) 660-6112, mercedes.sanchez@baruch.cuny.edu
Celene McDermott (646) 660-6134, celene.mcdermott@baruch.cuny.edu