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Baruch College Improves Position in
2014 "America's Top Colleges" by Forbes Magazine


NEW YORK, NY- July 30, 2014 – Baruch College was once again included in Forbes magazine’s just-released annual listing of “America’s Top Colleges.” Baruch is ranked #244 overall, up 36 spots from last year. Baruch is also ranked #101 in the Northeast, up four spots from last year, and #11 in the “Best Value” category.

Methodology: For the seventh year, Forbes partnered with the Washington, D.C.-based Center for College Affordability and Productivity (CCAP) to develop the “America’s Top Colleges” rankings. The Forbes list of 650 schools distinguishes itself from competitors by focusing on the Return on Investment (ROI). CCAP gathered data from a variety of sources including and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). CCAP used 12 factors to calculate these rankings, each of which falls into one of five general categories: Student Satisfaction (25%), Post-Graduate Success (32.5%), Student Debt (25%), Graduation Rate (7.5%), Academic Success (10%).




About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 5 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



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