Message from the President

Message from the President

F. James Cummins
President and Chief Executive Officer
Baker College System
1050 W. Bristol Road
Flint, MI 48507
Phone: (810) 766-4250
Fax: (810) 766-4279
E-mail: jim.cummins@baker.edu

 

Welcome to Baker College!

I am pleased to welcome you to Baker College. Baker College is one of the country's premier career colleges. We are the largest private college in the state of Michigan and home to one of the largest online educational programs in the United States. Our flexible associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs cater to students pursuing careers in the business, health sciences, human services, education, and technical fields.

For over a century, Baker College has quietly gone about the business of preparing our students for successful careers. We have grown considerably from a college of 150 students in 1911 to over 35,000 students today. However, our mission as an institution - to provide quality higher education and training which enables graduates to be successful throughout challenging and rewarding careers - has never changed.

Unlike most "traditional" colleges and universities, the employment of our graduates is our sole focus. In fact, on average over 97% of our available graduates are employed. As a result, every Baker College action - from curriculum design, to student services, to management decisions - is planned with the needs of only two groups in mind: our students and the employers who hire them.

In order to achieve this goal, Baker believes it must act in a business-like manner and practice proven business principles. To meet the needs of our two customer groups, we are constantly developing new educational programs and innovative delivery methods. Baker College now offers classes at every degree level in either a traditional classroom setting or through the Internet. Every year, in the course of what we consider "normal business," we work a little harder to prepare our students for successful careers by introducing new programs, opening new campuses, constructing new facilities, and embracing the innovative technology that has allowed us to deliver our curriculum across the country and around the world.

Our growing numbers prove that more and more students are turning to "career colleges" as the right choice for a college education and our near-perfect employment rates underscore the business community's support of our efforts. In truth, the sheer number of "traditional" colleges racing to embrace Baker's philosophy of education stands as a testament to our ability to deliver an educational product that works.

Like any good business, however, we don't plan to let our momentum slow. The coming years promise more innovation in the delivery of our classes and programs, expansion and upgrading of our facilities and campuses, and a continued focus on our online programs.

I am very excited to witness what the future holds for Baker College. I invite you to visit Baker College - either virtually through our Web pages or to tour one of our many campuses - and wish you continued success in your own future endeavors.

Sincerely,

F. James Cummins, President and Chief Executive Officer

Baker College System

The Baker College System
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