Baruch College #2 Top Public School in New York State: Forbes
September 9, 2022
Baruch College placed #2 in New York State among public institutions on Forbes’ ranking of nearly 500 schools that “showcase the finest in American education” and “offer an excellent education at a great price, graduate high-earners and propel students to become successful entrepreneurs and influential leaders in their fields.”
Baruch has been gradually rising in Forbes’ college rankings. In 2022, Baruch ranks #66 out of 498 public and private institutions in the U.S., more than 100 positions higher than three years ago when it was #174.
In a specialty category, Baruch ranked #1 nationwide for lowest debt among public institutions.
According to Forbes, Baruch College “takes advantage of its location in Midtown Manhattan to build on its strengths in business and innovation” and the student population’s diversity is reflective of New York City.
“Known for its unique vertical campus, Baruch is stacked with classrooms, performing arts centers, a student activity center,” and students can take part in over 130 clubs and civic engagement opportunities.
Top employers of Baruch graduates include JP Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Amazon, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, CohnReznick, and Bloomberg.
All Rankings At-a-Glance:
- #1 for lowest debt among public institutions
- #2 in New York State among public institutions
- #23 in the U.S. among public institutions
- #30 in the Northeast among public and private institutions
- #66 overall among public and private institutions
Forbes ranked colleges and universities in the U.S. based on the return on investment and outcomes they delivered for their students. Schools placed highly on the list if students returned after their first year, graduated on time, secured high salaries with low debt, and went on to have successful careers. Forbes incorporated outcomes for low-income students in two measures, looking closely at six-year graduation rates and return-on-investment measures for Pell grant recipients, and rewarded colleges that enrolled a greater percentage of low-income students. Forbes uses data from IPEDS, the federal College Scorecard, among other sources.
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