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Big college. Small classes.

The perfect place to prepare for your career.

Baker College of Allen Park is located about 10 miles south of downtown Detroit, in the area known as Downriver. It's the fastest-growing location in the Baker College system, with an enrollment that’s grown nearly 500% since 2003. With over a half-dozen new facilities completed over the past few years, Allen Park is one of the most modern and technologically advanced campuses in the state. Most importantly, Allen Park is home to faculty, staff, and students who are totally committed to helping each other succeed.

FAQ'S

  • 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.

    Additional Accreditations

    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:

  • 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.
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Campus Life at Baker College

Campus Life

Big college. Small classes.

The perfect place to prepare for your career.

Baker College of Allen Park is located about 10 miles south of downtown Detroit, in the area known as Downriver. It's the fastest-growing location in the Baker College system, with an enrollment that’s grown nearly 500% since 2003. With over a half-dozen new facilities completed over the past few years, Allen Park is one of the most modern and technologically advanced campuses in the state. Most importantly, Allen Park is home to faculty, staff, and students who are totally committed to helping each other succeed.

Message from the President

Hello and welcome to Baker College of Allen Park!

Baker College of Allen Park provides metro Detroit's Downriver community with a quality educational experience while also providing area employers with highly trained employees. Our faculty and staff are committed to making your educational experience at Baker a practical and productive one.

To meet the needs of our students, we've added several new facilities within the past few years, including a Student Center, Bookstore, our Admissions Welcome Center, a physical therapy lab, and over 30 multi-use classrooms. Yet, even as we continue to grow, the Allen Park Campus maintains a small campus atmosphere.  

Our students enjoy a large variety of quality academic programs, including specialty offerings in Physical Therapy Assistant, Surgical Technology, CISCO, Medical Laboratory Technician, Health Information Technology, Medical Assisting, Paralegal, Accounting, and Therapeutic Massage. After completing their program, our graduates will find themselves well prepared for their new positions. Baker College of Allen Park offers its graduates Lifetime Employment Assistance. The Baker College System is proud to say that 97% of our available graduates are employed

I am very excited that you are considering Baker College of Allen Park for your higher education and training needs. I encourage you to further examine our Web site to obtain additional information about Baker College. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Admissions Office at (313) 425-3700.

Sincerely,

Kristine Barann
President, Baker College of Allen Park
Phone: (313) 425-3700
Toll-Free: (800) 767-4120
kristine.barann@baker.edu

About Allen Park

Located in the Downriver area of metro Detroit, the city of Allen Park has a small-town feel, with plenty to do and see. Downtown is pedestrian-friendly, with great restaurants, specialty retail shops, and a retro-style movie theater. Nearby, you'll find an ice and sports arena, ball fields, parks and picnic areas, museums, and more. When you want to get out for some fresh air and exercise, there are miles of scenic trails for bicycling and hiking or kayaking

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Our Campus

Baker College of Allen Park is comfortable, safe, and friendly, with easy access to major freeways—I-94, I-75, and M-39, the Southfield Freeway. We are a short drive from the headquarters of major companies such as Ford, Visteon, AAA, and Belle Tire.

While our campus has a small college atmosphere, the classrooms, labs, and other facilities are all equipped with the latest technologies to support learning. If you are in a program, such as surgical technology, that uses specialized equipment, you'll study in a classroom that mirrors the actual workplace to better prepare you for your chosen field. You'll have free access to our computer labs, library, and learning center, along with WiFi throughout the campus. When your classwork is done, our student center offers an inviting place to relax or have a bite to eat. 

Specialty Programs

Baker College is America's leading career college, offering more than 150 career programs in high-demand fields. On the Allen Park campus, our specialty programs include:

Campus Amenities

As a Baker College student, the following resources are always available to you and are always free. 

  • Tutoring
  • Study skills assistance
  • Library and Writing Center
  • Computer labs
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking
  • Baker College shuttle
  • Campus safety 24/7
  • Career assessment
  • Lifetime Employment Assistance for every Baker College graduate

Campus Information Booklets

The Baker College of Allen Park Information Booklet (139 KB) lists all campus offices, office hours, phone numbers, and explains important campus policies and procedures. 

The Baker College Student Handbook (27.4 MB) includes important details you need to know as a student at Baker College, including codes of conduct, financial information, policies and procedures, and more. 

Student Organizations

Getting involved with activities outside of the classroom not only makes college more fun, it also helps you prepare for your career. Participation—whether it's in an intramural team, a study group, or a volunteer program—will build relationships, develop new skills and experiences, and improve your ability to plan and manage your time.

We invite you to consider joining one of the student organizations here on the Allen Park campus. They include: 

  • R.I.S.E.
  • SHRM Chapter 5617
  • The Book Club

New clubs and service organizations are always welcome. If you have an idea for a group that you'd like to see on campus, we can help you get it started. Just complete a Student Organization Request Form

The Book Club

The Book Club was formed at the Allen Park Campus six years ago for both students and staff to join, and since then it has been choosing a book to read for pleasure every term (except summer), and meeting once a month to discuss and share feelings and ideas about the reading. The club has also welcomed guest speakers to further heighten awareness of cultural and political perspectives inherent in the readings. Finally, the club has engaged with a local school to help purchase books for its reading program by managing a used book sale for the past four Spring quarters.

Collection of Used Books

The Baker College Allen Park Book Club is currently collecting gently used books, for adult or children, hard or soft cover, for the Used Book Sale to be held during the Spring term. There are bright red collection bins in the library and the student center for book donations to be placed.

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FAQ's

  • 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.

    Additional Accreditations

    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:

  • 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.
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