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Baruch College Named among America's "Best Value Colleges 2018" by Forbes

#7 Out of All Public Institutions on National List of 300 Schools

Baruch College placed #12 among America’s “Best Value Colleges 2018” by Forbes in its third annual ranking of 300 schools. Jumping ahead 52 spots from last year’s position, Baruch College ranked ahead of MIT, Yale and Columbia. Among all public institutions on the list, Baruch is #7.

When deciding which college to attend, Forbes said “the most important consideration is money.” Forbes added that the “Best Value Colleges 2018” list “helps students decide whether their college investments are likely to reward them with a healthy return.”

According to Forbes, Baruch College was a “standout” noting that 45% of students receive Pell Grants and “graduates earn an average of $103,000 mid-career.”

Growing Roster of National Recognitions

In addition to this Forbes ranking, Baruch has been recognized nationally for its value and low average graduating debt. Recently, Princeton Review recommended Baruch in the 2018 edition of its annual guide: “Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck,” and Baruch was named among the top 300 best colleges values of 2018 by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.  

In July, Money magazine ranked Baruch College as #1 among the “Best Public Colleges” and #2 for “Best Colleges for Your Money” in a nationwide survey. CollegeNet and The Chronicle of Higher Education have also cited Baruch for providing quality education and upward mobility to students.


The Forbes “Best Value Colleges 2018” ranking scored the 300 schools that made the list against their peers. Each school was ranked in six areas: alumni earnings, net price, net debt, school quality, timely graduation, and population of Pell Grant recipients. The list evaluates institutions offering four-year degrees and does not include private for-profit schools. Read more about the methodology here.

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