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- Baker College is America's leading career college. Since 1911 we've been preparing people for employment or career advancement.
- Baker College is Michigan's largest independent college. We are a not-for-profit institution, which allows us to invest in our students rather than focus on shareholders, helping us maintain affordable tuition.
- Advisory Boards—made up of actual employers—ensure our career programs are designed to meet the demands of the real world.
- Small class sizes make certain you get all the personalized attention you need.
- Baker College delivers one of the highest available graduate employment rates in the country, giving you the best chance for a career.
- All Baker graduates receive Lifetime Employment Assistance—free and forever.
- Earn a certificate, associate, bachelor, master, or doctoral degree. Baker offers over 150 career programs in high demand fields.
- Classes are convenient for even the busiest schedule. Choose from day, evening, weekend, and online classes.
- Most instructors are working professionals in the fields they teach, bringing real-world perspective to the curriculum.
- Federal, State, and Baker College financial aid is available for those who qualify, to help make the investment in your future an affordable one.
- Baker is accredited by the Higher Learning Commision, which assures you that credits earned are recognized and meet high standards of educational quality.
- Baker's HireQualified—a free recruiting service for employers—provides a distinct advantage in securing employment by putting employers in touch with you.
- Is Baker accredited?
Yes. Baker College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / 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 Education
- 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.