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Baruch College Recognized for Its Diversity by the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education

#1 Ranking in “Environment” for Northeast Schools, #5 Among U.S. Public Institutions

Baruch College earned top placements nationally and regionally for its “environment” in the 2019 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings. According to WSJ/THE, the list reflects the priority U.S. colleges and universities place on “student success and learning.”

“Environment” Accolades Reflect Baruch’s Diverse Campus

WSJ/THE’s “environment” category—one of four areas ranked—poses the question, will students “find themselves in a diverse, supportive and inclusive environment while they are at college”? In this category, Baruch ranked:

  • #1 for all Northeast schools (of 286 public and private institutions)
  • #5 nationally (of 423 public institutions)
  • #8 nationally (of 968 public and private institutions)

The factors weighted include the make-up of the student body (financial and ethnic diversity; proportion of first-generation and international students) and the diversity of the faculty. Especially telling, according to WSJ/THE, is the school’s proportion of international students, which signals whether it “is able to attract talent from across the world and offers a multicultural campus where students from different backgrounds can, theoretically, learn from one another.” Baruch students speak more than 104 languages and hail from 168 countries.  

High Marks: Additional Categories

Baruch College ranked #287 overall, placing it in the top third for all 968 public and private institutions surveyed. Additional standings are:

  • #8 lowest average net price in the Northeast (of 286 public and private institutions)
  • #9 for “outcomes” in the Northeast (of 88 public institutions)—based on graduation rate, graduate salary, academic reputation, and ability to repay student debt
  • #47 lowest average net price nationwide


The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings, now in their third year, tabulate 189,000 responses from students to survey questions. Rankings are based on 15 key indicators that assess colleges in four areas: Outcomes, Resources, Engagement, and Environment.

A full explanation of the methodology is available here.

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