Baruch ranks No. 1 on U.S. News & World Report’s list for ‘2022 Best Graduate Schools’


Special to the Ticker

Rachel Dalloo

Baruch College recently earned recognition from the U.S. News & World Report for its graduate programs at the Larry Zicklin School of Business and the Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs.

Both institutions had received high rankings in the “2022 Best Graduate Schools” list.

“Once again Zicklin’s MBA is ranked number one among public institutions in New York State,” Fenwick Huss, the Willem Kooyker Dean of the Zicklin School said. “Working professionals tell us time and again that they choose our programs for our relevant curricula, flexible scheduling, and supportive career services.”

Zicklin has made a significant jump in the rankings compared to last year’s ranking. It now ranks as one of the “top 30 programs among public colleges and universities” nationwide.

Marxe’s Master of Public Administration program now holds a ranking in the top 25, moving the institution up by 10 spots.

“It is gratifying to see such strong recognition of the quality and value of the Marxe School’s MPA,” Dean of the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs David Birdsell said. “We are once again the top public program in New York City, providing not only exceptionally rigorous preparation for meaningful careers, but costs that match careers in the public and nonprofit sectors.”

“New York is the world capital of the third sector, and the Marxe School is the very best place to come to prepare for distinguished service as a nonprofit leader,” he added.

The Ticker shared a Google Form on social media to gather student opinions on the news.

“I am at an institution that will benefit me greatly in the long run and that Baruch puts effort in educating and preparing their students,” Christine Tucker, an accountancy major at Zicklin’s graduate program, said.

In addition to Zicklin earning the No. 1 ranking in the city, its full-time MBA program has maintained a ranking of No. 6 “among all New York colleges and universities.”

According to the U.S. News & World report, with “big data defining the 21st century,” Zicklin’s business analytics elective courses have opened the door for advanced career options in fast-growing fields of data science and marketing analytics.