U.S. News & World Report Ranks Baruch College Among “2013 Best Graduate Schools”

- MBA Program Earns High Ranking for Financial Value at Graduation
- School of Public Affairs Moves Up 11 Spots and Enters Top 25 for Nonprofit Management

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NEW YORK, NY-March 13, 2012 – Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business was rated a top MBA program with the most financial value at graduation according to a survey in U.S. News & World Report. Of the 437 business schools surveyed in 2011, the Zicklin School of Business’s MBA program is ranked #2 as the best place for students to earn the most in their first year after graduation relative to their debt load.

This is the second year the Zicklin School ranked in the Top 5 for this category. Class of 2011 MBA graduates at the Top 10 “MBA Schools with the Most Financial Value at Graduation” earn the highest annual salaries in their first jobs relative to the amount they owe in student debt. Among the ten schools, graduates earn, on average, four times as much in their first-year salaries than what they owe in loans. Graduates of the Zicklin School of Business have a 5.5 to 1 salary-to-debt ratio.

Baruch’s School of Public Affairs is ranked #46, up 11 spots from the 2008 ranking of #57. In addition, the SPA received high marks in the specialty area of Nonprofit Management debuting on the ranking at #21.

Each year, U.S. News and World Report ranks professional school programs in business, education, engineering, law, and medicine. These rankings are based on two types of data: expert opinions about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research, and students. The data come from surveys of administrators at more than 1,200 programs and nearly 15,000 academics and professionals, conducted during the fall of 2011 and early 2012.

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Manny Romero, (646) 660-6141, manuel.romero@baruch.cuny.edu

Mercedes Sanchez, (646) 660-6112, mercedes.sanchez@baruch.cuny.edu