Social Mobility at Baruch
Baruch College consistently receives top national rankings on a growing roster of social mobility indices, including Washington Monthly, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, and—for two years in a row—CollegeNET's annual Social Mobility Index. These lists quantify a school's ability to give underserved students the tools and skills they need for career success, higher earnings, and a shot at the American dream.
Hear Our Students Talk About Opportunity
In the multimedia article "Social Mobility is a Hallmark of Baruch," listen to students discuss how the top-notch education they are receiving at Baruch, along with support services such as scholarships and career guidance, have put them on the path to success.
The New York Times highlights Baruch's social mobility success in the following articles:
- "America's Great Working Class Colleges" (January 18, 2017)
- President Wallerstein, notes that "Baruch graduates are making more money than their parents as soon as they start their first post-college job."
- The Upshot – an analysis with charts of the study (January 18, 2017)
- Baruch College ranked #5 for "Colleges with the highest mobility rate, from the bottom 40 percent to the top 40 percent"
- Baruch college ranked #9 on the list of the 10 schools for upward mobility
- NYT Opinion: "Budget Cuts That are Un-American" (January 19, 2107)
- Profiles Baruch alumnus Alex Kosoglyadov ('09), now a director at the Bank of Montreal
- Photo of Baruch College Commencement
In March 2016 the Obama administration named Baruch as one of the best schools in the country for graduating low-income students.
- Washington Post:"Obama Administration says these colleges are doing a good job of serving low-income students" The article refers to a U.S. Department of Education report analyzing six-year graduation rates among Pell grant recipients.
In March, 2017 Baruch College was named a Social Mobility Innovator for 2017 by CollegeNET. In its announcement, CollegeNET recognized Baruch's substanitive start-to-finish programs, which support low-income students from matriculation to career.
- Media across the nation picked up the news. Read CollegeNET’s announcement here.
Visit our At-a-Glance page to review all of Baruch College's rankings, student statistics, and general overview information. Below are our most prominent rankings in social mobility.