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All the best resources in a small campus atmosphere.

The perfect place to prepare for your career.

Baker College of Muskegon is in West Michigan just east of US-31, only minutes away from the beautiful scenery and sugar-sand beaches of Lake Michigan. One of four Baker campuses that offers student housing, our campus is small and friendly, yet it's also part of the Baker College system—Michigan's largest, fastest-growing career college system and one of the largest independent colleges in the nation. So you'll have the best of all worlds—small class sizes, professional instructors with years of experience in the subjects they teach, and state-of-the-art equipment, facilities, and resources.

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.

Baker College of Muskegon is in West Michigan just east of US-31, only minutes away from the beautiful scenery and sugar-sand beaches of Lake Michigan. One of four Baker campuses that offers student housing, our campus is small and friendly, yet it's also part of the Baker College system—Michigan's largest, fastest-growing career college system and one of the largest independent colleges in the nation. So you'll have the best of all worlds—small class sizes, professional instructors with years of experience in the subjects they teach, and state-of-the-art equipment, facilities, and resources.

Campus Newsletter

Our weekly newsletter, Baker College Connection, includes important dates, events, policy reminders, and insightful articles about college life.

Message from the President

Welcome to Baker College of Muskegon!

Our beautiful campus is located just a few blocks east of US-31 and only a few miles from Muskegon Lake and the beautiful beaches and sand dunes of Lake Michigan.

Baker College of Muskegon has a long history—we've been preparing students for rewarding and challenging careers for over 100 years! Since moving to our current campus in 1997, enrollment has grown from 2,000 students to over 6,000 students. More than 700 students reside in our 5 different housing options. [note:  probably needs updating]

Our highly qualified faculty have real-world experience, and provide strong academic preparation and career training across a wide range of programs. Graduates of our programs are preferred by many area employers. 

Baker College of Muskegon is a career college, and we are proud that more than 97% of our available graduates are employed. Students utlize the resources in the Library and Learning Connection where easy access to computers, library and information resources, and free tutoring are available seven days a week. The Student Center and the West End Café are two inviting places to relax and hang out between classes. Students like the small college atmosphere and are always treated with a “Students First” approach at Baker College!

Just five miles from our main campus is the three-story Culinary Institute of Michigan (CIM), where students learn and develop their skills in state-of-the-art kitchens and laboratories. COURSES, our student-run restaurant, and The Sweet Spot pastry and coffee shop are open to the public. 

I hope you will plan to visit our campus to learn more about us. We will be happy to take you on a personal tour of our campus, residence halls, and the CIM!

Sincerely,

Lee Coggin, J.D.
President, Baker College of Muskegon
lee.coggin@baker.edu

About Muskegon

Once home to lumber barons, steamships, and paper mills the community of Muskegon has so much to offer. You can explore the past at Muskegon museums and historic sites, tour a lighthouse, or spend some time enjoying the city's first-rate arts venues—the Muskegon Museum of Art, the West Michigan Symphony, Civic Theater, and others.    
 
When it's time to enjoy the out-of-doors, a walk along the dunes of Lake Michigan is beautiful any time of year. Summer brings swimming, fishing, and boating on the big lake or on any of Muskegon's three inland lakes—Muskegon Lake, Bear Lake, and Mona Lake. You can also  take advantage of the area's state parks and recreation areas to camp, hike, kayak, bicycle, cross-country ski, snowshoe, or even learn to luge. 

Places to Explore

  • Michigan’s Adventure Theme Park
  • Muskegon County Museum
  • White Lake Area
  • Frauenthal Theater for the Performing Arts
  • Muskegon Winter Sports Complex
  • Muskegon State Park
  • P.J. Hoffmaster State Park

Community Events

  • Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival
  • Miss Michigan Scholarship Pageant

Links to Area Attractions

Our Campus

Baker College of Muskegon offers a small college atmosphere with all the facilities, amenities, and resources that are the hallmarks of a high quality learning environment. 

On our campus, you'll find classrooms and labs, along with our library and Learning Connection, where easy access to computers, library and information resources, and free tutoring are available seven days a week. When you're ready to spend time relaxing between classes, the Student Center and the West End Café are two inviting places where you can meet with friends or get something good to eat, whether you live on campus or commute. 

Free 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

The BRIC

With a computer lab, study rooms, café, TV, SiriusXM®; satellite radio, recreation area, and fitness center, the BRIC (Baker Recreation and Information Center) is a great place to study or relax.

Monday - Thursday: 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Commuter student use hours end at midnight.

The WEFC

The WEFC (West End Fitness Center) has cardio and strength training equipment as well as yoga balls, medicine balls, bands, and fitness DVDs. 

Monday - Friday: 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

Campus Information Booklets

The Baker College of Muskegon Informational Booklet (242 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. 

The Culinary Institute of Michigan 

The Culinary Institute of Michigan (CIM) is located in downtown Muskegon, about five miles west of the main campus. You'll learn in a world-class facility, built specifically for the study of the culinary arts, with state-of-the-art classrooms and labs that facilitate the open kitchen, European-style of training and cooking. Our facility also includes a high-end, in-house restaurant and a retail shop. Both deepen learning through hands-on experience. 

As a CIM student, you also have access to all Baker College amenities—from the libraries and computer labs to campus-wide wireless connectivity, free tutoring, and more. Students who choose to enroll at our Muskegon campus also have the option of living in an on-campus or nearby, off-site residence.

Campus Dining

Whether you're looking for a meal or a snack, there's a place nearby.

The Quarterline Grill

Student Center - Main campus
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday: 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

The C³

The BRIC 
Monday - Thursday: 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Closed

The West End Café

Near Starks Hall - Main campus 
Monday - Thursday: 11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Closed

COURSES

Culinary Institute of Michigan
Lunch - Monday - Saturday: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dinner - Thursday - Saturday: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Sweet Spot

Culinary Institute of Michigan
Monday - Saturday: 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday - Saturday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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 Muskegon campus:

  • Baker College Organization of Human Service (BCOHS)
  • Culinary Club
  • Intramural Sports
  • Residence Hall Association
  • Travel Club
  • Yearbook

For information on how to get involved in any student organization or specific information about an organization listed above, contact the Department of Residence Life at (231) 777-6526.

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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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