Baruch College Number 1 in Financial Value at Graduation

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NEW YORK, NY, March 31, 2011 -- Baruch College's Zicklin School of Business was recently rated the 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 2010, the Zicklin School of Business's MBA program is highlighted as the best place for students to earn the most in their first year after graduation relative to their debt load. In addition to the survey, the business school improved eight spots to number 85 in the annual U.S. News' "Best Graduate School Rankings."

"This top ranking underscores our commitment to provide our students with an excellent business education at a fraction of the cost of other institutions," said John A. Elliott, Vice President and Dean of the Zicklin School of Business. "Baruch's Zicklin School of Business has earned a reputation as one of the top business schools in the country and now our value proposition is being recognized."

According to the survey, graduating students of the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College acquire an average student debt of only $14,044 for a salary to debt ratio of 4.9. This is followed in second place by University of Georgia's Terry College of Business whose students acquire an average student debt of $17,714 for a salary to debt ratio of 3.8.

Baruch College's Zicklin School of Business is the largest accredited collegiate school of business in the United States. In addition to its undergraduate business education, the Zicklin School offers an array of premier graduate business degree programs including nationally ranked undergraduate, part-time, and full-time MBA programs, and an accelerated MBA, specialized masters, and doctoral programs.

View the full story on the Top 10 MBAs with Most Financial Value at Graduation at: http://www.usnews.com/education/best-graduate-schools/top-business-schools/articles/2011/03/17/10-mbas-with-most-financial-value-at-graduation.

Contact: 

Ed Pachetti,

Baruch College

646-660-6135

Ed.Pachetti@baruch.cuny.edu