College Factual  by our College Data Analytics Team
       Unbiased Factual Guarantee

Baruch College Data & Information Overview

418 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
51% Acceptance Rate
This overview covers the essential stats on Baruch College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more.
Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you’ll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Baruch College Ranked?

#264 Best Colleges in Nation
#20 Best Colleges in NY
Accounting Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2024 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Baruch College was awarded 418 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is accounting.

Explore Best Ranked Schools for You

Explore the best ranked schools for the programs you are most interested in.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2024 analysis, Baruch is ranked #264 out of 2,217 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Baruch held the #279 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Baruch is also ranked #20 out of 142 schools in New York.

See all of the rankings for Baruch College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Baruch?

51% Acceptance Rate
63% Of Accepted Are Women

Acceptance Rate

Baruch College has an acceptance rate of 51%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Baruch.

Learn more about Baruch College admissions.

Baruch College Faculty

20 to 1 Student to Faculty
42% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Baruch College is 20 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Baruch College is 42%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  42 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Baruch College

87% Freshmen Retention
44% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 87% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Baruch College enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  87 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Baruch the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 44%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  44 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Baruch College.

Baruch College Undergraduate Student Diversity

12,421 Full-Time Undergraduates
71.7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
47.4% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 15,774 undergraduates at Baruch with 12,421 being full-time and 3,353 being part-time.

How Much Does Baruch College Cost?

$2,264 Net Price
4% Take Out Loans
$25,880 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Baruch is $2,264. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Baruch

$0-30 K$30K-48K$48-75$75-110K$110K +

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Baruch, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Baruch, approximately 4% of students took out student loans averaging $6,470 a year. That adds up to $25,880 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Baruch is 2.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Get more details about paying for Baruch College.

How Much Money Do Baruch Graduates Make?

$67,136 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Baruch make about $67,136 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for Baruch students since it is 58% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Baruch College make the most money.

Location of Baruch College

New York State
12,421 Full-Time Undergraduates
Large City Campus Setting
Baruch College is a public institution situated in New York, New York. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

Get more details about the location of Baruch College.


Contact details for Baruch are given below.

Contact Details
Address:One Bernard Baruch Way (55 Lexington Ave At 24Th St), New York, NY 10010

Baruch College Majors

47 Majors With Completions
4,034 Undergraduate Degrees
1,327 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 47 majors graduated from Baruch College. Of these students, 4,034 received undergraduate degrees and 1,327 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular MajorsBachelor’s DegreesAverage Salary of Graduates
Finance & Financial Management1,006$46,734
General Sales & Marketing477$38,977
Business/Corporate Communications326$41,939
Information Science285$49,897
Business Administration & Management232$41,308
General Psychology131$33,883
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods130$47,592
Business/Managerial Economics72$49,498

Learn more about the majors offered at Baruch College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Baruch

86% Take At Least One Class Online
22% Take All Classes Online

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2020-2021, 17,210 students took at least one online class at Baruch College. This is a decrease from the 19,740 students who took online classes the previous year.

YearTook at Least One Online ClassTook All Classes Online

Learn more about online learning at Baruch College.

If you’re considering Baruch College, here are some more schools you may be interested in knowing more about.

Curious on how these schools stack up against Baruch? Pit them head to head with College Combat, our free interactive tool that lets you compare college on the features that matter most to you!

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

Popular Reports

College Rankings
Best by Location
Degree Guides by Major
Graduate Programs

Compare Your School Options