U.S. News & World Report Ranks Baruch College Among “2013 Best Graduate Schools”

– MBA Program Earns High Ranking for Financial Value at Graduation
– School of Public Affairs Moves Up 11 Spots and Enters Top 25 for Nonprofit Management

NEW YORK, NY-March 13, 2012 – Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business was rated a 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 2011, the Zicklin School of Business’s MBA program is ranked #2 as the best place for students to earn the most in their first year after graduation relative to their debt load.

This is the second year the Zicklin School ranked in the Top 5 for this category. Class of 2011 MBA graduates at the Top 10 “MBA Schools with the Most Financial Value at Graduation” earn the highest annual salaries in their first jobs relative to the amount they owe in student debt. Among the 10 schools, graduates earn, on average, four times as much in their first-year salaries than what they owe in loans. Graduates of the Zicklin School of Business have a 5.5 to 1 salary-to-debt ratio.

The “U.S. News 2013 Best Graduate Schools” rankings also includes Baruch’s Part-Time MBA Program that ranked #52, above other well-known institutions including Rutgers (#55), Fordham (#67), Hofstra (#102) and Pace (#108). Baruch’s Full-Time MBA Program was included in the Top 100 at #97.

Baruch’s School of Public Affairs is ranked #46, up 11 spots from last year’s ranking of #57. In addition, the SPA received high marks in the specialty area of Nonprofit Management, ranking at #21, having not appeared in the last ranking in 2008.

Each year, U.S. News and World Report ranks professional school programs in business, education, engineering, law, and medicine. These rankings are based on two types of data: expert opinions about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research, and students. The data come from surveys of administrators at more than 1,200 programs and nearly 15,000 academics and professionals, conducted during the fall of 2011 and early 2012.


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 and the No. 3 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 http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/.


Manny Romero, (646) 660-6141, manuel.romero@baruch.cuny.edu

Mercedes Sanchez, (646) 660-6112, mercedes.sanchez@baruch.cuny.edu