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Baruch College Named Among Top 300 Best College Values of 2018 by Kiplinger's Personal Finance

#2 for “Best Colleges with Lowest Average Graduating Debt”

Baruch College has been named to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance list of the Top 300 Best College Values of 2018, earning high rankings in multiple categories, including the #2 spot on its list of the 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 300 standout colleges and universities that combine outstanding academics with affordable cost.

Baruch’s rankings for the “Top 300 Best College Values of 2018” are:

  • #2 Colleges with Lowest Average Graduating Debt
  • #27 Best Values in Public Colleges (in-state students)
  • #44 Best Values in Public Colleges (out-of-state students)
  • #122 Best College Value Schools National Ranking (Public and Private)

Location and Diversity

In its profile of Baruch, Kiplinger stated that the College…”conveniently located in New York City's Manhattan borough, encourages students to take advantage of internship and career opportunities on Wall Street and at the global headquarters of nearby companies.

“The school attracts an ethnically diverse pool of students from around the world. Undergraduates may choose from 37 different majors offered through the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, Zicklin School of Business and Marxe School of Public and International Affairs.”

Academics and Affordability Accolades

Throughout the year, Baruch College has been consistently recognized for its academic excellence and value. 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. Forbes, Princeton Review, and CollegeNet have also cited Baruch for providing quality education and upward mobility to students.


Kiplinger assesses value by measurable standards of academic quality and affordability. Quality measures include the admission rate, percentage of students who return for sophomore year, student-faculty ratio, and four-year graduation rate. Cost criteria include sticker price, financial aid, and average debt at graduation. For details, go to Kiplinger’s ranking of the best college values.



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