Baruch College Ranks Among Nation's "Best College Buys" By Forbes Magazine
NEW YORK, NY, August 8, 2011 -- Baruch College has been ranked #21 among America's "best college buys" on the just-released Forbes college ranking list leading the charge for all other CUNY senior colleges.
For the first time, Baruch College's Zicklin School of Business was also ranked among the nation's "Best Business Schools" by Forbes. Zicklin, the largest accredited collegiate school of business in the United States, is ranked 50th on the national list and higher than some nationally recognized programs like Boston College, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and Arizona State University.
The Forbes ranking of M.B.A. programs is based on the return on investment achieved by the graduates from the class of 2006. Forbes surveyed about 17,000 alumni at 103 schools and compared their earnings in their first five years out of business school to their opportunity cost (two years of forgone compensation, tuition and required fees). Adjustments were made for cost of living expenses and discounted student earnings gains using a rate tied to money market yields.
The Forbes list is compiled "from the students' point of view," according to the editors who rank more than 650 public and private colleges and universities. The overall Forbes rankings are based on criteria that include the salaries of graduates, number of prominent alumni the school has produced, student satisfaction with the total college experience, and the amount of debt incurred to finance college education.