Mission

  • Baker University is committed to assuring student learning, and developing confident, competent and responsible contributors to society.

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A Place to Distinguish Yourself

Baker is a private, liberal arts university that educates traditional and nontraditional students through small classes, innovative instructors and rigorous coursework.

Join a Pulitzer Prize Winner & Rhodes Scholars

Alumni include four Rhodes Scholars, a Pulitzer Prize winner, entrepreneurs, educators, nurses, writers, artists, doctors, explorers and trendsetters who have shaped our world.

A History of Excellence & Support

Baker University was chartered on February 12, 1858. Named for Osmon Cleander Baker, a distinguished scholar and bishop of what is now the United Methodist Church, the school holds the honor of being the first university in Kansas.

At Baker University, education is personal. Our community is the bond that will connect you to lifelong friends and associates, to professors that mentor and inspire and to supportive staff ready to help at any hour of the day. Enriching campus activities, productive internships, career opportunities and international experiences are all a part of your education whether it is in Baldwin City, Kansas City, Topeka or Wichita.

Board of Trustees | University Governance

Upon its inception in 1858, the founders of Baker University deemed that the University be governed by an overseeing body of no more than 32 members. Today, the Baker University Board of Trustees remains the highest governing body of the University, meeting three times annually to approve University programs, budgets, faculty promotions and conferment of degrees to graduates.