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Baruch College Ranks Among the Best in U.S. News & World Report's Graduate School Rankings

Top Rankings for School of Public Affairs and Zicklin School of Business in National 2017 List

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NEW YORK, NY - March 21, 2016 - Baruch College continued its record of strong standings in top national rankings with U.S. News & World Report including two schools of the College— the School of Public Affairs and the Zicklin School of Business— in its national 2017 Best Graduate School rankings.

Along with Baruch College, Harvard University, Princeton University, New York University, and Cornell University are among the colleges and universities ranked.


School of Public Affairs:

Master of Public Affairs (MPA) program:

  • #1 in New York City among public universities
  • #3 in New York City
  • #6 in New York State
  • #2 in New York State among public universities
  • #45 nationally


Under the MPA specialty programs:

City Management and Urban Policy:

  • #2 in New York City
  • #3 in New York State
  • #15 nationally


Zicklin School of Business:

Full-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) program:

  • #4 in New York City
  • #7 in New York State
  • #2 in New York State among public universities
  • #85 nationally


Part-time MBA program:

  • #3 in New York City
  • #3 in New York State
  • #1 in New York State among public universities
  • #66 nationally


Under the MBA specialty programs:


  • #3 in New York City
  • #4 in New York State
  • #35 nationally


Health Care Management:

  • #3 in New York City
  • #4 in New York State
  • #29 nationally


Methodology: Each year, U.S. News ranks professional school programs in business, education, engineering, law, medicine and nursing. The Best Graduate Schools rankings in these areas are based on two types of data: expert opinions about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school's faculty, research and students. For more information on U.S. News & World Report’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

School of Public Affairs:

The School of Public Affairs (SPA) has established an unparalleled reputation for quality, capacity, and access. Among the top-50 programs in the United States and the leading public program in New York City, SPA provides aspiring leaders in the public and nonprofit sectors with the skills and worldviews they need to succeed in a rapidly evolving, globalizing environment for policy development and service delivery. With a student body among the most diverse anywhere in the world, SPA’s graduates are changing the face of public service leadership. Our commitment to excellence is matched by our commitment to access and affordability: students who come to SPA know that they can receive the highest quality education, shoulder-to-shoulder with peers every bit as talented and ambitious as they are, without incurring the kind of debt that can derail a career serving the common good. SPA prepares professionals for a wide spectrum of purposes and institutions, including government at every level, nonprofits of every mission and size, health care providers, K-12 schools, universities, and trans-national organizations.

Zicklin School of Business:

Backed by a long tradition of excellence in public higher education, the Zicklin School of Business is proud to be a leader in providing urban-based undergraduate and graduate business and executive education for the twenty-first century. A school within Baruch College - consistently rated by rankings experts among the top performers in areas relevant to today’s students, such as academic excellence, diversity, and value - Zicklin offers a wide range of part-time and full-time business degree programs that are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), taught by faculty who are thought leaders and active researchers and practitioners in their fields. Integrated both physically and philosophically into the fabric of New York City, the world’s financial capital, the Zicklin School is committed to delivering relevant, affordable, academically rigorous business education that is both world-class in quality and reputation and worldwide in its impact.


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