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Baruch College Earns High Rankings for Value and Diversity by the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education

#3 for Best Value and #19 for "Environment"

Baruch College secured top placements both nationally and regionally in the just released Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education’s College Rankings 2020.

Now in its fourth year, the WSJ/THE college ranking list puts “student success and learning—based on around 200,000 current student voices—at its heart.”


  • #3 for Best Value College out of the top ranked 250 schools
  • #19 for “Environment” among 801 public and private institutions across the U.S.
  • #232 overall --- jumping 55 spots from last year
  • #60 among 341 U.S. public institutions
  • #27 overall in New York State
  • #89 for all Northeast schools among 258 institutions

Hallmarks of Baruch: Value and Diversity

To determine those schools that offer the best value to students, the WSJ/THE analyzed average net price—including tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other costs—minus federal or institutional financial aid that requires no repayment. Students who do not receive any aid are not included in the calculation.

The environment category “looks at the make-up of the student body” and “helps students understand whether they will find themselves in a diverse, supportive and inclusive environment while they are at college.” The ranking is based on proportion of student diversity, student inclusion, international students, and staff/faculty diversity.

At Baruch College, the student body represents 168 countries, and speak more than 110 languages.

Baruch College consistently receives national recognition for its value and academic excellence from Forbes, Kiplinger, Money, and CNBC.


The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education ranking includes the results of around 200,000 student surveys that examine a range of key issues including students’ engagement with their studies, interaction with their teachers, and satisfaction with their college experience. Data used in this ranking comes from the U.S. government Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), the U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid, the College Scorecard, the Bureau of Economic Analysis, and student and academic surveys. A description of the full methodology is available here.

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 (Story published on 9/5/19)

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