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Baruch College Named Among Top 300 Best College Values of 2016 by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance


Earns #3 Rank on List of the 10 Best Colleges with
Low Average Graduating Debt


NEW YORK, NY - December 21, 2015 -  Baruch College has been named to Kiplinger's Personal Finance’s list of the Top 300 Best College Values of 2016, earning high rankings in multiple categories, including the #3 spot on the magazine's list of the 10 Best Colleges with Lowest Average Graduating Debt.

The rankings,which are based on data on nearly 1,200 public and private four-year schools throughout the United States, highlight those 300 colleges and universities that combine outstanding academics with affordable cost.

Baruch's rankings for the Top 300 Best College Values of 2016 are:

#3 - Best Colleges with Lowest Average Graduating Debt
#23 - Best College Value Public Colleges Out-of-State
#43 - Best College Value Public Colleges In-State
#118 - Best College Value Schools National Ranking

These latest rankings are in addition to the more than 25 national recognitions that Baruch College has received during 2015 alone, including those from U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, Princeton Review, Washington Monthly, and College Choice. The complete list is available here.

For its methodology, Kiplinger assesses value by measurable standards of academic quality and affordability. Quality measures include the admission rate, the percentage of students who return for sophomore year, the student-faculty ratio and four-year graduation rate. Cost criteria include sticker price, financial aid and average debt at graduation. The complete rankings are now available online at and will appear in print in the February 2016 issue of Kiplinger's Personal Finance, on newsstands January 5.



About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY)) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 4 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to



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