I think the strength of Baker faculty is that they are in the work force.
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- About Baker
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Building on our past.
Investing in your future.
Since 1911, Baker College has been preparing people for successful careers. Today, we are the largest, independent, not-for-profit college in the State of Michigan—and one of the ten largest private colleges in the United States. Yet, each Baker College campus feels very personal and friendly, with small class sizes and individual attention.
Baker is a career college. We believe that going to college should lead you directly to a great career, and everything at Baker—from our programs to our facilities and support services—is guided by that belief.
Our goal is to prepare you to graduate with all the skills, training, and education that employers in today's world demand. 97% of our available graduates are employed today. We can help you become one of them.
- 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).
- What is a typical online class like?
Online courses are usually six weeks, broken down into equal parts called seminars (NOTE: DBA courses are 12 weeks in length). On the first day of each seminar (week), the online instructor sends introductory information on the week's topic, restates the assignments from the course outline or module and sends an introductory lecture to begin the weeks' study. To stimulate discussions, the instructor typically includes questions related to the topic at the end of his/her lecture.
As the week progresses, you work on the readings and assignments, using the computer to participate in the class discussions, carry on private discussions with classmates and the instructor, ask questions, and get feedback. Instructors set deadlines for required work during the week. When they are due, you send them to the instructor or to the online classroom. Instructors grade the papers, provide feedback and comments, and provide you with your status each week.
- 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.