Baruch College Receives National Recognition By Forbes Magazine and Princeton Review
NEW YORK, NY, August 3, 2011 -- Baruch College, City University of New York, has received national recognition for excellence in Business programming and outstanding academics overall by Forbes magazine and The Princeton Review, respectively.
For the first time, Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business has been ranked among the nation’s "Best Business Schools" by Forbes Magazine.
This year, Zicklin 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 largest accredited collegiate school of business in the United States, Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business has earned a national and international reputation for excellence. Zicklin faculty include internationally recognized authorities in business and management fields, noted scholars and authors, sought after consultants, and master teachers.
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.
For the fourth consecutive year, Baruch College has been named one of the country’s best institutions for undergraduate education by The Princeton Review, which features Baruch College in the new 2012 edition of its annual college guide, "The Best 376 Colleges."
Only about 15% of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges are profiled in the book, which is The Princeton Review’s flagship college guide. It includes detailed profiles of the colleges with rating scores for all schools in eight categories, plus ranking lists of top 20 schools in the book in 62 categories based on The Princeton Review’s surveys of students attending the colleges.
"We commend Baruch College for its outstanding academics, which is the primary criteria for our selection of schools for the book," says Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s Senior VP / Publisher and author of "The Best 376 Colleges."
The Princeton Review’s "Best" Guide presents the outstanding characteristics of Baruch College and other institutions, as described during student interviews. This is done to help prospective students and their parents choose the best "fit."