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Baruch College Named Among Top 300 Best College Values of 2017 by Kiplinger's Personal Finance

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


New York, NY - December 15, 2016 - Baruch College has been named to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance list of the Top 300 Best College Values of 2017, earning high rankings in multiple categories, including the #3 spot on the magazine’s 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 those 300 colleges and universities that combine outstanding academics with affordable cost.

Baruch’s rankings for the Top 300 Best College Values of 2017 are:

#3 Best Colleges with Lowest Average Graduating Debt

#25 Best College Value Public Colleges Out-of-State

#26 Best College Value Public College In-State

#118 Best College Value Schools National Ranking

For its methodology, Kiplinger assesses value by measurable standards of academic quality and affordability. Quality measures include the admission rate, the percentage of students who return for sophomore year, the student-faculty ratio and four-year graduation rate. Cost criteria include sticker price, financial aid and average debt at graduation. The complete rankings are now available online at


 About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 18,000 students, who represent 164 countries and speak more than 129 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 5 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world.  For more about Baruch College, go to



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