Baruch College Number 1 In Financial Value At Graduation

Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business was recently rated the top MBA program with the most financial value at graduation according to a survey in U.S. News & World Report. Of the 437 business schools surveyed in 2010, the Zicklin School of Business’s MBA program is highlighted as the best place for students to earn the most in their first year after graduation relative to their debt load.  In addition to the survey, the business school improved eight spots to number 85 in the annual U.S. News’ “Best Graduate School Rankings.”

“This top ranking underscores our commitment to provide our students with an excellent business education at a fraction of the cost of other institutions,” said John A. Elliott, Vice President and Dean of the Zicklin School of Business. “Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business has earned a reputation as one of the top business schools in the country and now our value proposition is being recognized.”

According to the survey, graduating students of the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College acquire an average student debt of only $14,044 for a salary to debt ratio of 4.9. This is followed in second place by University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business whose students acquire an average student debt of $17,714 for a salary to debt ratio of 3.8.

Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business is the largest accredited collegiate school of business in the United States. In addition to its undergraduate business education, the Zicklin School offers an array of premier graduate business degree programs including nationally ranked undergraduate, part-time, and full-time MBA programs, and an accelerated MBA, specialized masters, and doctoral programs.

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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, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. Through its three schools—the School of Public Affairs; the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences; and the Zicklin School of Business, the largest AACSB-accredited business school in the nation—Baruch College offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees that reflect the college’s foundation in the liberal arts and its strong focus on management and public affairs. Baruch College dates back more than 160 years to the founding in 1847 of the Free Academy, the first free public college in the nation. 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.

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