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Baruch College Ranks #7 among Nation's "Best Business Colleges for Business Majors" by MONEY Magazine

 Zicklin School of Business among the Top-Ten in

Analysis of 700 Schools


New York, NY- September 6, 2017 - Baruch College ranked #7 among the “Best Colleges for Business Majors” in its annual nationwide analysis of more than 700 schools by MONEY Magazine.  This top ranking puts Baruch College’s undergraduate business program at the Zicklin School of Business ahead of such prestigious universities as Cornell, Columbia, Georgetown, Harvard, New York University, Yale, among others.

Money magazine, in its formulation of its “Best Colleges for Business Majors” ranking, noted: “Business is the most popular major, but there’s a wide variation in the payoff of the programs. These colleges beat the competition on educational quality, affordability, and the career payoff for undergraduate business majors.”

In its description of Baruch College, Money magazine noted the school’s desirable New York City location: “…almost three-quarters of students plan to study in the college’s well-known Zicklin School of Business, which benefits from being just a few miles from Wall Street and close to the headquarters of many major corporations.”

“This high independent ranking serves as yet another example how our program innovations are gaining national attention.’” said Dr. H. Fenwick Huss, the Willem Kooyker Dean of the Zicklin School of Business.  “The school stands as a recognized frontrunner in providing undergraduate, graduate and executive education for the 21st century.”

With its graduates known to be New York smart and world-class ready, the Zicklin School of Business is consistently rated by rankings experts among the top performers in areas relevant to today’s students, such as academic excellence, diversity, and value.  Zicklin offers a wide range of business degree programs, accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), and taught by faculty who are thought leaders and active researchers and practitioners in their fields.

Baruch College: #1 among “Nation’s Best Public Colleges”

Money magazine also ranked Baruch College #1 among the nation’s best public colleges and #2 for “Best Colleges for Your Money.” In its announcement, Money pointed to Baruch College’s value, its strong job outcomes for alumni, and its nationally recognized track record in advancing social mobility among its students.

Read more about Money magazine’s top rankings of Baruch College here.

Watch a video of Money Magazine’s ranking of the top 10 schools, which features Baruch College, here.


To determine the “Best Schools for Business Majors,” Money first looked at how many business degrees are granted at the schools, and also at the early- and mid-career salaries of those business majors. It then combined that information with the methodology used for its overall ranking. As a basis for those rankings, Money focused on three factors that “surveys show are the most important to parents and students:” Quality of education, affordability, and outcomes. Money looked at 2,4000 schools and compiled an initial cut of 711 colleges that met such requirements as having sufficient, reliable data to be analyzed, were not in financial distress, and having at least 500 students. For more detailed information about themethodolgy, go here.


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