Baruch is #2 Best Value College in the Nation: Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education
September 30, 2021
Baruch College earned the #2 spot for value among nearly 800 public and private colleges and universities across the country, according to the latest Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education (WSJ/THE) ranking.
This top value ranking is the latest recognition of Baruch’s success as a gateway for opportunity providing an excellent education to students who come from diverse backgrounds, including many who are the first in their family to attend college and those who may otherwise struggle to afford a college degree. WSJ/THE measures value by dividing the institution’s net cost of attendance by its overall score in the rankings.
Baruch also earned a top-ten score in the WSJ/THE’s campus environment category, coming in at #8 in the nation. This subset ranking focuses on the racial and ethnic diversity of students and faculty, the percentage of undergraduates awarded need-based student aid, and the percentage of international students.
This fall, Baruch scored high in multiple other national rankings among both public and private institutions for academic excellence, social mobility, and value, including rankings from U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, and Washington Monthly.
- #2 college for value nationwide
- #8 for “environment,” a measure of campus diversity
- #234 – in the top 30 percent — of nearly 800 public and private colleges in the United States
According to the Wall Street Journal: “The WSJ/THE rankings are based on 15 factors across four main categories: Forty percent of each school’s overall score comes from student outcomes, including graduates’ salaries and debt; 30% comes from academic resources, including how much the college spends on teaching; 20% from student engagement, including whether students feel prepared to use their education in the real world, and 10% from the learning environment, including the diversity of the student body and academic staff.”