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Baruch College Earns Its Highest Rankings Yet From U.S. News & World Report


College receives its highest marks to date in Best Regional Universities in the North, jumping up 12 spots


NEW YORK, NY-September 13, 2016Baruch College has received its highest marks to date from the newly released U.S. News & World Report rankings of the nation’s best colleges.

The annual survey assesses more than 1,800 colleges and universities throughout the United States. Among those institutions, 1,374 receive rankings.

Baruch College ranked #5 among top public institutions and #20 overall, both for the Regional Universities in the North category. These 2017 overall rankings are Baruch College’s all-time highest. In 2016, Baruch came in at #32 among Regional Universities in the North and #6 among public institutions in that same category.

U.S. News’s ranking of Baruch for Least Debt reflects the College’s commitment to providing an accessible and affordable education. Baruch ranked #2 among Regional Universities in the North and placed #3 when looking across all regional universities in the country for Least Debt.

In its report, U.S. News noted that Baruch College has a 70 percent six-year graduation rate, also an all-time high.

Overall, the College ranked high, including in the top 10, in several categories.

At a Glance:

Among Regional Universities in the North, Baruch ranks:

  • #2 Least Debt
  • #2 Most Selective School
  • #3 Freshman Retention
  • #5 Top Public Schools
  • #5 Campus Ethnic Diversity
  • #6 Most International Students
  • #20 Best Regional Universities


Among all colleges and universities nationally, Baruch ranks:

  • #2 Most Campus Commuters
  • #26 Lowest Acceptance Rate
  • #77 in Business Programs


Among all regional universities in the country, Baruch ranks:

  • #3 Least Debt

According to U.S. News, “the college ranking categories are based on the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the most widely accepted classification system in U.S. higher education.” Regionally accredited schools are categorized by their mission, which is derived from the breakdown of types of higher education institutions. Once schools have been divided by region, U.S. News gathers data from each college on up to 15 indicators of academic excellence. Each factor is assigned a weight that reflects U.S. News's judgment about how much that measure matters. The colleges and universities in each category are ranked against their peers, based on their composite weighted score.

For more on U.S. News & World Report’s methodology, see here.



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