Baruch College Listed in Princeton Review's Top 200 "Colleges That Pay You Back"
NEW YORK, NY-February 4, 2015 - Baruch College is one of the nation's best colleges for students seeking great academics, outstanding career preparation, and generous financial aid, according to The Princeton Review.
Baruch is one of 200 schools that the education services company profiles in its Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Best Value Colleges and What It Takes to Get In-2015 Edition. The schools also featured on The Princeton Review’s site.
The “Career Information" section of the profile lists a high Return-on-Education (ROE) rating score of 92 for Baruch College. The profile also reports PayScale.com figures on median salaries of Baruch’s alumni, showing the median starting salary as $48,500 and median mid-career salary as $85,400.
The Princeton Review applauds Baruch College’s affordability and value stating Baruch is widely considered “the best college value in New York City.”
The publication also praises the College’s career office that “works tirelessly to prepare its students for the working world. Not only do they offer workshops on how to make yourself an attractive candidate, they also offer counseling and even resume reviews to make sure your resume is perfect, as well as mock interviews that help you analyze your strengthens and weaknesses as an interviewer.”
Methodology: The Princeton Review developed a “Return-on-Education” (ROE) rating to winnow its list of the 200 colleges for this new book. ROE measures 40 weighted data points: everything from academics, cost, financial aid, and student debt to statistics on graduation rates, alumni salaries and job satisfaction. Princeton Review based its ROE rating on it data collected in 2013-14 from its surveys of administrators and students at 650 colleges, plus surveys conducted by PayScale.com through April 2014 of alumni of the same schools.
About Baruch College:
Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 18,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 4 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/.