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We invite you to join us at Baker College.
Prepare yourself for a new career.
Baker College can help you make the career of your dreams a reality.
Since our founding more than 100 years ago, Baker College has grown from a small business college with just 150 undergraduates to become one of our nation's premier career colleges.
Today, we serve more than 35,000 students. We are the largest independent, not-for-profit college in the State of Michigan and home to one of the largest online educational programs in the United States. We offer certificates and degrees at every level for students pursuing careers in the business, health sciences, human services, education, computers, and engeineering fields.
Throughout our history, our mission as an institution has never changed: to provide quality higher education and training, which enables graduates to be successful throughout challenging and rewarding careers.
Our mission keeps our aim on one, clear objective: the employment of our graduates. We plan every action we take—whether it's curriculum design, student services, or management decisions—with the needs of two groups in mind: our students and the employers who hire them.
The result? Today, when it seems difficult for many graduates throughout the U.S. to land a job, 97% of our available graduates are employed.
That success grows out of our business-like approach to education and the use of proven business principles. We constantly review our curricula, develop new programs, improve delivery methods, construct new facilities, invest in new technologies, and take other initiatives to meet the needs of our two customer groups.
Our growing enrollment and near-perfect employment rate proves that a career college brings success, not only to our students, but also to the business community. In fact, many "traditional" colleges and universities are now expanding their academic offerings to include more meaningful career training.
The years ahead promise even more innovation in classes, programs, and facilities, and both on-campus and online. We invite you to learn more about Baker.
F. James Cummins
President and Chief Executive Officer, Baker College System
Phone: (810) 766-4250
Fax: (810) 766-4279
- Is Baker accredited?
Yes. Baker College is regionally accredited—the highest level of accreditation awarded in the U.S.—by The Higher Learning Commission, A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504; (800) 621-7440; Web address: www.ncahlc.org. Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.
Baker has also earned specialized accreditations for programs and degrees in:
- Business Administration
- Early Childhood Learning
- Engineering and Technology
- Health Sciences
- School of Nursing
For details about these specialized accreditations, see the individual Programs and Degrees pages.
- Does Baker provide any help in my job search?
As a graduate of Baker College, you are eligible for our Lifetime Employment Services, which include:
- Job searching techniques
- Resume and cover letter assistance
- Job interview questions
- Job postings
- Relocation tips
- Is Baker College Online accredited?
Baker Online is part of Baker College, a private, non-profit, regionally accredited, degree granting, higher educational institution with locations throughout Michigan.
As an accredited college, Baker College has been granted legal authority by the state of Michigan to operate as a nonprofit educational corporation and is empowered to grant certificates, associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. It is approved for veterans’ benefits. Baker College is recognized as an institution of higher education by the U.S. Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education.
All Baker Online undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by the following regional institutional accreditor: The Higher Learning Commission, A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504; (800) 621-7440; Web address: http://www.hlcommission.org. Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.
Some Baker Online graduate programs have additional accreditation:
- The MBA program has international accreditation through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).
- The Occupational Therapy program also has accreditation through The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE).
- How do online classes work?
After you enroll, and are accepted to your online program, you sign-up, or "register" for your first courses. Like all Baker Online students, you will begin your online experience with a three-week online class designed to orient you to the Baker Online classroom, and review the expectations and requirements of Baker Online students. When you have completed this course successfully, you can move on to additional online courses.
- How do I apply for a student loan?
Once you have applied for financial aid, you will receive a Financial Aid Notification package from the Financial Aid office. Your FAFSA serves as the application for the Student Loan. If it is determined that you qualify for student loan funds, the eligibility amounts will be listed on your award notification, and a student Loan Request Form will be included with the award package. The Loan Request Form must be completed and returned to the Financial Aid Office before the loan process can begin.
If you are a new student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:
- Complete the paper loan request form indicating the amount you would like to borrow.
- Sign and date the form.
- Return the form to the Financial Aid office.
If you are a returning student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:
- Log into the SOLAR system.
- Select STAR System.
- Select Financial Aid office.
- Select Loan Request.
- Select the appropriate financial aid year and click Continue.
- Select the type of loan you would like to request and click Continue.
- Read the Stafford Loan Request Authorization information and click I Agree.
- Type in the requested dollar amount and click Submit Request.