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Baruch College Ranks Among Best Colleges in Multiple Money Magazine Categories

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NEW YORK, NY -- October 1, 2015 -- Baruch College was recently ranked one of the “Best Colleges” for overall value by Money Magazine. Baruch ranks #71 on the list of 736 public and private universities surveyed.

Baruch was also listed as one of 50 Best Public Colleges and 10 Commuter Colleges that Give You a World-Class Education.

In an article based on the ranking data, Money also described Baruch as a “stand-out” college where students can earn a degree for less than $100,000.

Methodology: For its “Best Colleges” ranking, Money surveyed 736 schools and ranked them on 21 factors in three categories: Quality of Education, Affordability, and Alumni Earnings. They only ranked colleges that met these four conditions:

  • It was a public or not-for-profit four-year college or university.
  • It had enough cost, quality and outcomes data available to provide at least moderate confidence in an assessment.
  • It was not in financial trouble, as indicated by a below-investment grade rating for its bonds by Moody’s.
  • It had a graduation rate at or above the median for its type of school (public or private).

Money Magazine also used data gathered from other resources including




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




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