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Baruch College Receives National Ranking for Undergraduate and Graduate Programs From Diverse Magazine

NEW YORK, NY, August 10, 2011 - Baruch College received national recognition for providing undergraduate and graduate academic excellence to its multicultural students. Diverse Magazine released their Top 100 list of national institutions that conferred the most bachelor’s and master’s degrees to students of color in academic year 2009-2010.

This announcement follows a report released in June by the Education Trust, a research and advocacy group, which named Baruch College as one of five four-year colleges — out of the 1,186 colleges examined — that is doing a good job serving low-income students. The combined accolades reaffirm Baruch College as an institution that provides affordable access to a high quality education.

In the area of undergraduate programs on Diverse’s list, Baruch College was ranked #52 overall in the category of “Total Minority/All Disciplines Combined.” In categories highlighting majors, Baruch College ranked #1 in “Total Minority/Finance and Financial Management Services,” #2 in “Total Minority/Accounting and Related Services,” #3 in “Business Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services,” and #50 in “Total Minority/Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services.”

Baruch College ranked #59 overall for conferring graduate degrees in the category of “Total Minority/All Disciplines Combined.” In other graduate categories, Baruch ranked #1 in “Total Minority/Finance and Financial Management Services;” #10 for “Total Minority/Accounting and Related Services;” #20 for “Total Minority/Business Management, Marketing and Related Support Services;” #22 for “Total Minority/Public Administration and Social Service Professions;” #27 for “Total Minority/Management Information Systems and Services;” #27 for “Total Minority/Mathematics and Statistics;” and #29 for “Total Minority/Psychology.”

The data are collected from all U.S. postsecondary institutions through the Completions survey of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data Set maintained by the National Center for Education Statistics. The 2009-2010 collection represents the final transition year for the new racial/ethnic categories (Asian American, African American, Hispanic, and American Indian), that are aligned with the way information is collected by the U.S. Census Bureau and other government agencies.






Manny Romero
Baruch College


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