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Baruch College Tops "America's Best Value Colleges 2019" List by Forbes

#1 in Northeast Region and #4 in U.S., among Public Institutions

When considering value and return on investment, Baruch College is one of the top schools in the country, according to a ranking by Forbes. On the “America’s Best Value Colleges 2019” list, Baruch College ranked in the top ten out of 300 institutions evaluated across the U.S. and within the Northeast and New York regions:


  • #9 among public and private schools – up three spots from last year
  • #4 among public institutions


  • #1 among public institutions in the Northeast
  • #1 in New York City and New York State
  • #4 among public and private schools in the Northeast

College: One of Life’s Most Important Investments

In its profile of Baruch College, Forbes noted that “According to data gathered in a 2017 study led by Harvard economist Raj Chetty, the NY Times ranked Baruch in the top 10 colleges for economic mobility, meaning its students are among the most likely to move from the bottom fifth of income distribution to the top three-fifths.”

To determine the rankings, Forbes scored 300 four-year colleges and universities throughout the country on net price, net debt, alumni earnings, graduation rates, academic quality and access for low-income students. 

Forbes says for this year’s list, “most students and their families are interested in value over prestige” when considering their college choices. Its ranking is the “definitive guide for those looking for an excellent return on one of the most important investments of their lives.”

National Recognition for Value

The Forbes ranking adds another top placement to Baruch’s growing list of recognition for value. Recent highlights include:

WATCH VIDEOS: Baruch Rocks: Opportunities, Social Mobility

Besides providing best value for tuition dollars, Baruch also offers an immersive learning environment, extensive career resources, and life-changing experiential opportunities to students. Watch the College’s latest videos that exemplify the benefits of attending Baruch:


Forbes’ fourth annual ranking of the 300 Best Value Colleges compared data on 645 colleges and universities across all 50 states against their peers. Every school received scores in the following six areas: alumni earnings, net price, net debt, school quality, timely graduation, and population of Pell Grant recipients. The list evaluates institutions offering four-year degrees and does not include private for-profit schools. Read more about the methodology here.

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 (Story published on 4/29/19)




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