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Baruch College Recognized for Best Value and Quality by Kiplinger's Personal Finance

NEW YORK, NY-December 17, 2014 - Baruch College was named a 2015 “Best Value College” by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. Baruch ranks #38 on the list of 100 public universities and #116 among the 300 public and private universities surveyed.

Leading the charge among all CUNY schools, Baruch was listed with lowest “Average Debt at Graduation” at $9,949 on the list of 100 “Best Value” public universities. Baruch is among the Top 3 as the most selective college on the list of 100 public universities with an admit rate of 27%.

Janet Bodnar, editor of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine recognized Baruch and other “Best Value Colleges” saying, “Balancing top-quality education with affordable cost is a challenge for families in today’s economy, which is why Kiplinger’s rankings are such a valuable resource. The schools on the 2015 list offer students the best of both worlds.”

Methodology: Kiplinger’s starts with data on nearly 1,200 public and private four-year schools provided by Peterson’s. The list was narrowed down based on measures of academic quality and rank each school using cost and financial aid measures. Quality criteria account for 55% of total points, and cost criteria account for 45%. Measures used to create rankings include:

  • Competitiveness (admission and enrollment rate, SAT or ACT scores)
  • 4- year Graduation Rates
  • Academic Support (retention rate, students per faculty)
  • Cost and Financial Aid
  • Student Indebtness (avg. debt at graduation, percent of students who borrow)

The rankings will also appear in the February 2015 issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, on newsstands January 6, 2015.


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About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 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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