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Baruch Ranked Top Producer of Minority BBAs by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

New York, NY, June 27, 2006—Baruch College has been ranked the nation's number one producer of minority business management, marketing and related support  baccalaureates in 2006 by "Diverse: Issues in Higher Education" magazine.

Baruch took fourth place as a producer of Hispanic and Asian American business, marketing, and related support undergraduate degrees and ranked as the nation’s fifth producer of African American undergraduates with business and marketing BBAs.

In its June edition,  Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine identified the top 100 minority degree producers among undergraduate institutions of higher education.  The data, compiled exclusively for Diverse by Dr. Victor Borden of Indiana University–Purdue University of Indianapolis, is the only national report on the ability of U.S. colleges and universities to award degrees to African American, Latino, Asian American, and Native American students.  Dr. Borden based his analysis on the most recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

No stranger to the upper echelons of academic rankings, Baruch’s undergraduate business program offered by the College’s Zicklin School of Business was ranked among the top 30 of public institutions in 2006 by U.S. News & World Report, while the College is one of the nation’s best value undergraduate institutions according to the Princeton Review’s America’s Best Value Colleges (2007).     

The Zicklin School of Business
Baruch College's Zicklin School of Business is located in mid-Manhattan, the center of global business, and its business programs are accredited by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, representing the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.  In 1998, Baruch College named the Zicklin School of Business in appreciation of a generous gift from Larry Zicklin, class of 1957, who had a distinguished career as managing partner and chairman of the Board of Neuberger Berman prior to its recent acquisition by Lehman Brothers.

About Baruch College
Baruch College has an over-150-year history of excellence in public higher education with an emphasis on business. It is an award-winning, diverse institution and a senior college in The City University of New York system, one of the nation’s leading public university systems. Baruch draws bright and ambitious students who are serious about preparing themselves to succeed. The College offers undergraduate and graduate programs of study through its three schools: the Zicklin School of Business, the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Public Affairs. The College also offers nondegree and certificate programs through its Division of Continuing and Professional Studies.            

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