Accreditation affirms that Baker College provides a quality of education recognized by the educational community and other authorities. It is your assurance that the college meets endorsed standards, has a clearly defined process of continuous review and improvement, and is accountable for achieving what it has set out to do—to fully prepare graduates to enter their chosen professions.
Baker College has long been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as an institution of higher education and has been granted the legal authority to operate as a non-profit educational corporation by the State of Michigan, Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. The College is empowered to grant certificates and associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. It is also approved for veterans’ benefits.
Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
P.O. Box 30220
Lansing, MI 48909-7720
Baker has also earned specialized accreditations for initiatives, programs, and degrees in:
For details about these specialized accreditations, see the individual Programs and Degrees pages.
For more information about accreditation and institutional research at Baker College, please visit our Institutional Effectiveness & Research page.
Baker College is an approved institution of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC).
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Auto Diesel Institute of Michigan (ADI)
The Automotive Services Technology and Diesel Service Technology programs are accredited by the ASE Education Foundation, 1503 Edwards Ferry Road NE, Suite 401, Leesburg, VA 20176. For a current list ofASE Education Foundation accredited programs, please visit their website at: https://www.aseeducationfoundation.org.
Culinary Institute of Michigan (CIM)
The Muskegon and Port Huron Baking and Pastry program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC). Graduates are eligible to become Certified Pastry Culinarians upon graduation.
CIM is the only Institution Statewide and one of the only four in the U.S. to earn the “Recognition of Quality Culinary Education” designation from the Prestigious Global Found Authority World Association of Chefs’ Societies.
College of Business
American Bar Association
Baker College of Auburn Hills' Paralegal associate degree & Legal Studies bachelor degree program options are approved by the American Bar Association, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654, 312-988-5000. https://www.americanbar.org. These program options are ABA-approved on the Auburn Hills campus only.
The Interior Design associate & bachelor degree program is accredited by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), 687 Willow Grove Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840; (800) 843-6522. This program is accredited on the Auburn Hills campus.
The College of Business at Baker College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. List of accredited programs.
College of Education
The Early Childhood Education Associate Degree Program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). 1313 L. Street NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005; phone: (202) 232-8777, toll free: (800) 424- 2460 or (866) NAEYC-4U; Web address: www.naeyc.org.
The Baker College Teacher Education Program is awarded TEAC accreditation by the Inquiry Brief Commission of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for a period of six years, from October 26, 2014 and December 30, 2020. The accreditation does not include individual education courses that the EPP offers to P-12 educators for professional development, re-licensure, or other purposes.
College of Engineering
The Baker College Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org . This program is accredited at the Jackson campus.
College of Health Science
The Cardiac Sonography program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 9355 113th St. N, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775; phone: (727) 210-2350; fax: (727) 210-2354; on the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS), 2025 Woodlane Drive St. Paul, MN 55125-2998 (651) 731-1582; e-mail [email protected].
The Dental Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association., 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678; (312) 440-4653. This is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Post-Secondary Accreditation and by the United States Department of Education. Please reference http://www.ada.org/coda for further information.
Accreditation is granted through the American Veterinary Medical Association, Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (AVMA, CVTEA). Cadillac, Jackson, and Muskegon are currently accredited. The Veterinary Technology Program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association, Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (AVMA, CVTEA), 1931 North Meacham Road, Suite 100, Schaumburg, IL 60173-4630; Phone: (800) 248-2862, Fax: (847) 925-1329; Web address: avma.org.
The Radiation Therapy Program is accredited through the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182; phone: (312) 704-5300, Fax: (312) 704-5304, Web address: www.jrcert.org
The Medical Laboratory Technician Programs at the Baker College campus is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Rd. Suite 720 Rosemont, IL 60018-5119 PH: (773) 714-8880 x381; FAX: (773) 714-8886
Auburn Hills Campus
College of Social Science
School of Nursing
The Baccalaureate Program in Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE); 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001; (202) 887-6791; Web address: www.aacn.nche.edu
Center for Graduate Studies
The Master's Program in Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE); 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001; (202) 887-6791; Web address: www.aacn.nche.edu
The Master of Occupational Therapy program at the Center for Graduate Studies and the Occupational Therapy Assistant programs at Baker College of Muskegon and Baker College of Owosso are fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449; Phone: (301) 652-2682; Web address: www.acoteonline.org.
The MSIS program is affiliated with the Professional Science Master's (PSM) National Office as a PSM degree program.
The Running Start program at Baker College is accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP); PO Box 578, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, (919) 593-5205, (877) 572-8693 (fax). Web address: nacep.org.
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