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Baruch College Named #2 in Nation for College Risk-Reward Indicator

NEW YORK, NY - March 9, 2016 - Baruch College is ranked # 2 in the nation by LendEDU in their 2016 College Risk-Reward Indicator (CRRI). Second only to Princeton, Baruch tops LendEDU’s list of over 1,000 schools nationwide. CRRI calculates student loan debt and average early career pay to evaluate the risks and rewards of attending a 4-year college or university.

LendEDU states “The colleges and universities with the highest CRRI should be considered the best risk adjusted choice for Undergraduates.” The average CRRI was 1.677. Baruch’s CCRI was 9.20 with an average student loan debt of $5,511 and an average early career pay of $50,700 based off of data acquired from The Institute for College Access & Success and This is not the first time that Baruch has been named an affordable institution. Baruch previously ranked #1 in CollegeNET’s Social Mobility Index and was named “Best Bang for the Buck” by Washington Monthly.

For full details on the ranking and LendEDU’s methodology, see here.




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. 4 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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