Baruch College Ranks #7 Among the Top U.S. Colleges for an Accounting Degree by USA Today

NEW YORK, NY- September 2, 2014 –Baruch College is ranked #7 among the 2015 Top U.S. Colleges for Accounting Degrees by USA Today.

The ranking, developed by College Factual, recognizes that a degree in accounting opens up numerous possibilities that can lead to careers in tax accounting, auditing, consulting and more. Many of the best colleges listed for an accounting major are prestigious universities that have business schools with excellent reputations.

Alongside Baruch College other universities ranked in the Top 10 are: Bentley University, University of Norte Dame, Bryant University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Southern California, Boston College, New York University, Villanova University and SUNY Binghamton.

College Factual notes, “These schools are rigorous and have a strong focus on preparing students for a successful career beyond the classroom. Accounting programs at these colleges have world-class faculty and a well-developed curriculum.”

Methodology: The ranking attempts to identify the best overall colleges for each major by looking at a combination of different factors: Graduate Earnings (early career earnings and mid-career earnings); Major Focus (number of students in a particular major, major market share and post-graduate resources); Related Major Concentration (MPower Index); Accreditation; Overall School Quality; Student Body Caliber (average test scores); Educational Resources; Degree Completion; and Post-Graduation Earnings.

 

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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 and the No. 5 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/.

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Manny Romero, (646) 660-6141, manuel.romero@baruch.cuny.edu
Mercedes Sanchez, (646) 660-6112, mercedes.sanchez@baruch.cuny.edu
Celene McDermott, (646) 660-6134, celene.mcdermott@baruch.cuny.edu