TrophyOnce again Baruch garnered a profusion of praise on a national scale during the annual college rankings season last August and September.

Long recognized by rankings influencers The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report, the College this year was included in the former’s annual college guide, The Best 378 Colleges (2014 edition), and was ranked among USNWR’s top 25 Regional Universities in the North (at #22) and at #4 on its list of “Top Public Schools/Regional Universities (North).” USNWR also ranked the Zicklin School of Business’s undergraduate program #58 nationally (up from last year’s #72).

More kudos for the Zicklin School: its undergraduate program in entrepreneurship made the Top 25 in Entrepreneur magazine, and its undergraduate accountancy program was #15 and the master’s programs #18 nationally in The Public Accounting Report’s 32nd Annual Professors Survey.

And with the national conversation on higher education emphasizing the combination of value and excellence, Baruch attracted numerous new admirers: The College ranked #1, highest in annual return on investment in the country, according to the PayScale 2013 College Report; #3 among America’s “Best Bang for the Buck” colleges by Washington Monthly; #3 in “The Future Zuckerbergs” 2013 College Rankings by; and #21 among the Top 100 “Obama Scorecard Colleges” for Value and Affordability by Affordable Colleges (AC) Online. Investor’s Business Daily ranked Baruch #1 in the nation (“State Schools Top Ivies in Key College Costs ROI”), and the Houston Chronicle featured Baruch in “These 11 Colleges Just Hit the Jackpot in Obama’s New Education Plan.”

—Diane Harrigan

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