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All the best resources in a small campus atmosphere.

The perfect place to prepare for your career.

Comfortable and convenient, Baker College of Jackson is set in rural surroundings, yet is only minutes from major highways. Our campus has nearly doubled in size since 2004 and has added many state-of-the-art classrooms, labs, and other specialized facilities that allow you to experience real-world working environments and challenges. Even through we've grown, you'll still have the best of all worlds—small class sizes, professional instructors with years of experience in the subjects they teach, advanced facilities, and all the resources of the Baker College system, the largest independent college in Michigan.

FAQ'S

  • How can I send a copy of my official transcripts to another organization?

    To access your transcripts, log into the SOLAR System, select the Star System and select the Academic Office. Once there, click on the transcripts link.

  • 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.

    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, 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 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.

    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.

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Campus Life at Baker College

Campus Life

All the best resources in a small campus atmosphere.

The perfect place to prepare for your career.

Comfortable and convenient, Baker College of Jackson is set in rural surroundings, yet is only minutes from major highways. Our campus has nearly doubled in size since 2004 and has added many state-of-the-art classrooms, labs, and other specialized facilities that allow you to experience real-world working environments and challenges. Even through we've grown, you'll still have the best of all worlds—small class sizes, professional instructors with years of experience in the subjects they teach, advanced facilities, and all the resources of the Baker College system, the largest independent college in Michigan.

Message from the President

Welcome to Baker College of Jackson!

Our campus is located in South Central Michigan where we enjoy golfing, boating, camping, and many other outdoor activities. The campus is easily accessible from US-127 and I-94, and is only 30 minutes from Lansing and Ann Arbor. We have a beautiful campus with ample parking for students and visitors.

Since 1994, the campus has continued to grow and serve the needs of the surrounding communities. We have programs in Business, Technology, Education, Human Services, and Health Science areas. We recently opened a satellite branch in Coldwater to better serve the needs of residents in Branch, Hillsdale, and Calhoun counties. Our Radiation Therapy, Paralegal, Opticianry, and Computer Networking programs are just a few examples of the career training programs we offer. 

Our goal is to help students get the education and training they need to be career ready. All Baker College faculty and staff have a customer service philosophy and want to help you succeed. The faculty, library services, and learning center staff are committed to working together to prepare you for your career.

Please contact our Admissions Office at (517) 788-7800 to schedule a tour of our scenic campus and to see our excellent facilities.

Sincerely,

Patty Kaufman
President
Phone: (517) 789-6123
Fax: (517) 789-7331
patricia.kaufman@baker.edu

About Jackson

Jackson is a city with a small town feel, offering a good balance of city living and outdoor activities. It was once known as the "Crossroads of Michigan," due to its location at the junction of I-94 and US-27 and its use as a major railway hub. Today, downtown Jackson offers shopping, art, and sightseeing, along with museums that focus on Jackson's historic roots. If outdoor activities are more your style, within minutes, you can be in the countryside: Enjoying a game of golf, walking, biking, or rollerblading on our scenic trail systems.

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Our Campus

Set amidst 42 acres of countryside, the Baker College of Jackson campus is spacious and contemporary, a comfortable learning environment at the edge of the city of Jackson.

Our campus has nearly doubled in size since 2004, adding a learning center, state-of-the-art classrooms and labs, as well as specialized facilities that allow students to experience real-world working environments and challenges while they learn. Our computer facilities are continually updated to provide the latest equipment and technologies. It's a unique educational environment that stimulates achievement and helps you prepare to excel in your career.

The Jackson campus offers many associate and bachelor degree programs. We specialize in: 

  • Computer Networking Technology
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Cyber Defense
  • Health Information Technology
  • Medical Assisting
  • Paralegal
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Surgical Technology
  • Teacher Preparation - Elementary and Secondary


Coldwater Extension

About 50 miles southwest of Jackson, in the friendly community of Coldwater, is the Jackson extension site. Programs offered in Coldwater include: 

  • Accounting
  • Computer Networking Technology - Microsoft Option
  • Management
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Insurance Specialist
  • Medical Office Administration

Services

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
  • Lifetime Employment Assistance for every Baker College graduate

Campus Information Booklets

The Baker College of Jackson Informational Booklet (163 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. 

Campus Map

Download the Jackson Campus Map PDF  (249KB)

Campus Newsletter

Read all the latest news about what's happening on the Jackson campus in our newsletter.

Current Newsletter

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 experience, and improve your ability to plan and manage your time.

Consider joining one of the student organizations here on the Jackson campus:

  • Journal Club
  • SHRM
  • Surgical Technician Club

For more information about these student organizations, contact:

Michelle Shields 
michelle.shields@baker.edu
(517) 789-6123

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FAQ's

  • How can I send a copy of my official transcripts to another organization?

    To access your transcripts, log into the SOLAR System, select the Star System and select the Academic Office. Once there, click on the transcripts link.

  • 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.

    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, 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 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.

    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.

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