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Baruch College Earns Top Rankings for Finance Degree and Accounting Programs by

Zicklin School of Business places among the top five in nationwide analysis

New York, NY - November 27, 2017 - Baruch College placed #2 as among “Best Colleges for Finance Degree Programs” and #4 for “Best Colleges for Accounting Degree Programs” by

Accolades for Affordability and New York City Location

In its profiling of Baruch College as one of the best for obtaining a finance degree, stated: “No other school on our list awarded more finance degrees than the City University of New York's Bernard M. Baruch College. Nearly 20 percent of the degrees awarded at the Manhattan school in 2015 were in finance disciplines, at the graduate and undergraduate levels combined. Its total of 873 finance degree programs completed in 2015 topped the list as well, beating out some schools more than twice its size.”

It also noted that Baruch “was one of the few schools we surveyed to offer on-campus classes in evenings and on weekends for students who need some flexibility in their schedules.”

As part of its description as among the best for accounting degree programs, cited the College’s location near Wall Street and Midtown as “an ideal place for business students to learn and network.”

According to, “At its Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College offers a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting. For those who would like to become Certified Public Accountants, there is an integrated BBA/Master of Science in Accountancy option that prepares students for that career path. Baruch College is the most selective school on this list, but it also ranks as having the most affordable tuition among these ten best schools for accounting.”


To compile these rankings, analyzed data from the National Center for Education Statistics, reviewing key categories including affordability, flexibility, and student success to evaluate hundreds of colleges and universities across the country.      

For its methodology, calculated on a 10-point scale every college’s in-state undergraduate tuition and fees, graduation rate, accessibility, institutional spending, student-to-faculty ratio, flexibility, and size of program. A full explanation of their methodology can be seen here


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