Baruch College Recognized for Its Diversity by the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education#1 Ranking in “Environment” for Northeast Schools, #5 Among U.S. Public Institutions
September 7, 2018
Baruch College earned top placements nationally and regionally for its “environment” in the 2019 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings. According to WSJ/THE, the list reflects the priority U.S. colleges and universities place on “student success and learning.”
“Environment” Accolades Reflect Baruch’s Diverse Campus
WSJ/THE’s “environment” category—one of four areas ranked—poses the question, will students “find themselves in a diverse, supportive and inclusive environment while they are at college”? In this category, Baruch ranked:
- #1 for all Northeast schools (of 286 public and private institutions)
- #5 nationally (of 423 public institutions)
- #8 nationally (of 968 public and private institutions)
The factors weighted include the make-up of the student body (financial and ethnic diversity; proportion of first-generation and international students) and the diversity of the faculty. Especially telling, according to WSJ/THE, is the school’s proportion of international students, which signals whether it “is able to attract talent from across the world and offers a multicultural campus where students from different backgrounds can, theoretically, learn from one another.” Baruch students speak more than 104 languages and hail from 168 countries.
High Marks: Additional Categories
Baruch College ranked #287 overall, placing it in the top third for all 968 public and private institutions surveyed. Additional standings are:
- #8 lowest average net price in the Northeast (of 286 public and private institutions)
- #9 for “outcomes” in the Northeast (of 88 public institutions)—based on graduation rate, graduate salary, academic reputation, and ability to repay student debt
- #47 lowest average net price nationwide
The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher EducationCollege Rankings, now in their third year, tabulate 189,000 responses from students to survey questions. Rankings are based on 15 key indicators that assess colleges in four areas: Outcomes, Resources, Engagement, and Environment.
A full explanation of the methodology is available here.
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