CUNY Bernard M Baruch College Rankings by Salary Score

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Salary and Debt by Major at CUNY Bernard M Baruch College

We calculated a Salary Score for each of CUNY Bernard M Baruch College's programs by comparing program-specific median alumni earnings to median alumni earnings for the same program across all schools that provide this data. This way, students can compare the relative salary strength of a specific major at CUNY Bernard M Baruch College to the same major at other schools. A school's overall score by level is based on the school's by-program performance weighted by student enrollment in each program. Data is sourced from the December 2020 release of the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid. Debt and salary numbers are shown rounded to the nearest $10.

Salary Score ™ for Baruch Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 57 94% 94% $13,300 $50,040 57
Biology, General 24 86% 86% Not Reported $25,190 24
Business Administration, Management and Operations 54 94% 94% $13,000 $43,850 54
Business/Corporate Communications 63 94% 94% $12,440 $44,580 63
Business/Managerial Economics 65 85% 85% $7,850 $51,690 65
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 94 97% 97% Not Reported $43,970 94
Communication and Media Studies 30 94% 94% $11,430 $30,230 30
Economics 30 95% 95% $10,500 $43,050 30
English Language and Literature, General 46 93% 93% Not Reported $28,960 46
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations 17 88% 88% $9,090 $32,390 17
Finance and Financial Management Services 50 93% 93% $11,250 $50,600 50
General Sales, Merchandising and Related Marketing Operations 35 91% 91% $10,230 $45,110 35
Information Science/Studies 45 93% 93% $10,500 $51,450 45
International Business 48 85% 85% Not Reported $45,850 48
Journalism 42 94% 94% $14,410 $31,470 42
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 36 85% 85% Not Reported $30,230 36
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 25 93% 93% $12,000 $45,980 25
Mathematics 93 81% 81% Not Reported $63,010 93
Music 50 100% 100% Not Reported $27,670 50
Political Science and Government 36 100% 100% $12,470 $32,930 36
Psychology, General 91 92% 92% $12,500 $36,320 91
Public Administration 20 93% 93% $12,500 $34,530 20
Real Estate 15 91% 91% Not Reported $38,290 15
Sociology 68 83% 83% Not Reported $35,060 68

Salary Score ™ for Baruch Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 87 99% 99% $20,250 $68,260 87
Business Administration, Management and Operations 92 96% 96% $40,980 $101,490 92
Business/Corporate Communications 76 100% 100% Not Reported $84,650 76
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 96 96% 96% $20,690 $63,010 96
Educational Administration and Supervision 72 99% 99% $20,330 $64,360 72
Finance and Financial Management Services 89 99% 99% $33,060 $104,420 89
General Sales, Merchandising and Related Marketing Operations 76 96% 96% $24,000 $81,110 76
Health and Medical Administrative Services 95 100% 100% Not Reported $110,430 95
Human Resources Management and Services 91 100% 100% $31,400 $84,650 91
Information Science/Studies 93 95% 95% Not Reported $106,420 93
International Business 72 96% 96% Not Reported $94,410 72
Management Information Systems and Services 47 100% 100% Not Reported $77,000 47
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions 77 97% 97% $27,570 $48,430 77
Public Administration 88 97% 97% $27,500 $67,710 88
Real Estate 86 100% 100% Not Reported $117,570 86
Statistics 16 89% 89% Not Reported $71,020 16
Taxation 49 98% 98% $16,500 $77,250 49

Most Recent Reviews

Regina A. 7/31/2019

Great college for working professionals. Many people have told me it lacks a typical campus feel, but I think these are first impressions. I was part of many clubs and student organizations and met many people. The opportunities for networking were endless and it's in the city so it was easy to get to work. Professors could always be better, but I would say I got a healthy mix of the good and bad ones. I would add that it seems like it was catered mainly to business students. Many liberal arts students felt... Read More

A.S. 7/9/2019

I double majored at CUNY Baruch College in Political Science and Business Communications, which were both in the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences. The biggest weakness of the college in my opinion is that you are not allowed to major across schools. For example, I was prevented from double majoring in Political Science and Marketing because marketing is in the Zicklin School of Business, and politics is in Weissman. In my mind, this is probably due to the fact that Baruch wants to create exclusivity for... Read More

Another glaring weakness about the school is the ironic incompetence of the Zicklin School of Business departments. I had friends and acquaintances who were studying in Zicklin and some in Weissman. The difference in accommodation, readiness, friendliness, and proactivity in the two schools is astounding. The accounting and finance departments for example were constantly slow to fulfill students requests; the staff was less than happy to help and unfriendly; and most notably, the professors failed to provide individual help and students felt they were treated like numbers in a system rather than individuals with learning potential. If you are struggling to keep up in a competitive, difficult class, well, tough! I had a particularly horrible experience with an economics professor who was inattentive to his students and sent a substitute to his classroom several times due to certain ills old age brought him. When students got disgruntled and most failed the final, we wanted to address this with the department. However, the professor had tenure, and student complaints were powerless. Instead, the professor ended up curving grades. This was not all helpful to either learning the material or how to be an adult, but this was the case in many difficult classes in which professors would rather curve the grade than do their due diligence to provide extra attention to those who need it. This is absolutely shameful.

On the other hand, the Weissman departments I encountered were everything Zicklin wasnt: they usually fulfilled requests swiftly and with ease; they were always happy to help and welcoming; and the professors were well-learned, enthusiastic to share their knowledge, and always available to help! I have formed connections with a few professors which to this day I admit I still have. My department of political science also sent out emails almost daily with internship and job opportunities. They held networking events, invited current and former students to special talks and conferences, and occasionally held departmental social events or parties. This formed a sense of community among the students and between the students and staff and made me feel welcome. My friends experience with the English department at the time was similar; he worked on a thesis paper with an English professor who helped him network with others and to this day, still sends him job opportunities. Ironically, Baruchs status as a business school doesnt hide the fact that their liberal arts staff and departments are more competent and eager to teach and help students.

Finally, my experience has shown me that Baruch floods its curriculums with general education classes rather than specialized classes that would otherwise help students narrow down their interests and build their expertise. I suspect this is because finding and paying specialized teachers is not favorable or easy and gen-ed classes are very easy to teach as well as cheaper to provide. For example, I took a higher level politics class, and the professor openly admitted he was not teaching the kind of advanced material this class should offer if he were in another school solely because the students are not prepared. Therefore, we were not getting the kind of quality education we were owed with our money. Of course, I was not offended because I agreed. The politics students were not prepared to jump from introductory government to an advanced class (I wont reveal the name of the class to keep the professors identity anonymous). This deeply saddened me, and I realized this scenario was the status quo in many majors at the school. There were many gaps in curriculums the school just wasnt filling up. If it were up to me, I would have Baruch reallocate some funding to dedicate more resources to specialized courses to prepare students better for graduate school or the workplace.

Overall, my Baruch College experience was less than ideal. The irony of this business school is that the liberal arts departments, courses, and professors are more adept to help and teach students. Despite the school funneling funding into the Zicklin business school, some liberal arts departments have great potential but cannot reach it with their students because of the reputation Baruch has as strictly a business school. That is why, despite my wonderful experience as a politics major, I do not recommend majoring in liberal arts at Baruch. I have made friends and met inspiring, intelligent professors, but because Baruch is not a research institution, I do not believe this experience went far. On the other hand, if you go to Baruch for business, be warned that the culture and logistics of the Zicklin school is cut-throat and extremely individualistic. In accounting classes, for instance, only 20% of the class can get an A. If you are struggling, you may be on your own. Baruch College as a whole focuses more on formalities and grades, so if you are an inquisitive student wishing to get a traditional education experience in the end rather than simply a piece of paper that supposedly conveys your worth, maybe reconsider Baruch as your choice.