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Move ahead. Move up.
Prepare yourself for a successful career.
Since 1911, Baker College has been preparing people for employment or career advancement. So it's no surprise that your career is where our admissions process starts.
When you request information, or come to campus for a visit, you'll talk with an admissions advisor who takes the time to get to know you, to understand your skills and interests and how they might be applied in different careers. We'll work closely with you to develop a realistic plan to achieve your educational and career goals in the shortest amount of time possible.
Baker College is America's leading career college, accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. We are also a not-for-profit college, which means that everything we do is directed toward educating our students in the field of their choice. For us, the most important measure of success is our students' success, and we're proud to say that 97% of our available graduates are employed.
- 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.
- How big are online classes?
Our online classes are smaller than on-ground classes, and typically have 12-15 students.
- 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.
- Can I take classes without a high school diploma or GED?
If you haven't earned a diploma or a GED certificate, you may be able to take classes at Baker College. We will ask you to take placement tests to ensure you have the foundation of knowledge you need to successully complete college-level studies. Please contact the Admissions Office to learn more about our placement testing and admissions policy.
Note: This does not apply to online students; for Baker Online, a diploma or GED certificate is required.
- Do I have to take the SAT or the ACT test to be admitted to Baker College?
As a “right-to-try,” or “open opportunity,” institution, Baker College does not require either ACT or SAT tests as a condition of admission. However, if you do take one or both tests, we encourage you to have the test results sent to Baker College. Talk to the admissions advisor on your campus to learn more about our undergraduate admissions policy.