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, 2017)
- Profiles Baruch alumnus Alex Kosoglyadov ('09), now a director at the Bank of Montreal
- Photo of Baruch College Commencement
The Wall Street Journal writes about how Baruch College students dominated at trading competitons against prestigious Ivy League schools in "Sorry Harvard and Yale, the Trading Whiz Kids Are at Baruch College"
Poets & Quants features the Zicklin School of Business as "A Business School Where the American Dream is Alive and Well" (May, 10, 2017)
CollegeNET names Baruch College as a Social Mobility Innovator for 2017. In its announcement, CollegeNET recognizes Baruch's substanitive start-to-finish programs, which support low-income students from matriculation to career. (March, 2017)
NY 1 produces the video clip "Ways a College Can Help Your Child Get a Head Start When They Graduate" (February 17, 2017)
- Media across the nation picked up the news. Read CollegeNET’s announcement here.
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.
Visit our At-a-Glance page to review the College's rankings, student statistics, and general overview information. Below are our most current prominent rankings in social mobility.
- CollegeNET - Third consecutive year, #1 on Social Mobility Index
- The Chronicle of Higher Education - #1 highest social mobility rates at four-year public institutions
- Money magazine- #1 "Best Colleges," cites track record in advancing social mobility among students
- Washington Monthly - #1 "First generation performance"
- Wall Street Journal/THE - #2 "Environment"
- Princeton Review - "Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck"
- Equality of Opportunity Project - #5 highest mobility rate from bottom 40 percent to top 40 percent