Baker: a community where excellence lives and students thrive.
We challenge all students to think critically using open inquiry and freedom of expression.
For over 150 years students at the first university in Kansas have fully engaged in learning; connected with peers, faculty and staff and developed lifelong relationships.
Four schools comprise Baker University: College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, School of Nursing, School of Professional and Graduate Studies.
Baker is a private, liberal arts university that educates students through small classes, innovative instructors and rigorous coursework.
Alumni include four Rhodes Scholars, a Pulitzer Prize winner, entrepreneurs, educators, nurses, writers, artists, doctors, explorers and trendsetters who have shaped our world.
We promote a community of belonging and Baker family connections, which result in lifelong associations.
About Baker FAQ
When was Baker University founded?
Baker University was founded on February 12, 1858, in Baldwin City, Kansas by Methodist ministers. The School of Professional and Graduate Studies was formed in 1988. The School of Nursing was formed in 1991 when Baker entered into a cooperative agreement with Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center, now known as Stormont-Vail HealthCare, in Topeka. The School of Education was formed in 2005.
Who is Baker University’s president?
Dr. Patricia N. Long became Baker’s 28th president on July 1, 2006. She previously served as an administrator at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and at Johnson County Community College.
What is Baker University’s enrollment?
Baker’s overall enrollment is approximately 3,210 students. By school, the enrollment is approximately 940 for the College of Arts and Sciences and undergraduate School of Education, 1,400 for the School of Professional and Graduate Studies, 170 for the School of Nursing and 700 for the School of Education graduate programs.
How many schools does Baker University have?
Four schools comprise Baker University: the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Professional and Graduate Studies, the School of Nursing, and the School of Education.
What is the student-to-faculty ratio on the Baldwin City campus?
The College of Arts and Sciences has a 12-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio.
How many Greek organizations are on the Baldwin City campus?
There are four fraternities (Delta Tau Delta, Kappa Sigma, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Zeta Chi) and four sororities (Alpha Chi Omega, Delta Delta Delta, Zeta Tau Alpha and Zeta Phi Beta).
How far is Baker’s Baldwin City campus from Kansas City and Lawrence?
The Baldwin City campus is 45 minutes from Kansas City and 15 minutes from Lawrence.
How many varsity sports are offered at Baker?
Baker offers 10 sports for men and 10 for women. Men’s sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, spirit squad, tennis, track and field, and wrestling. Women’s sports include basketball, bowling, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, spirit squad, tennis, track and field, and volleyball.
What are the most popular majors on the Baldwin City campus?
Business, education, biology, psychology, communications, and sociology are the most popular majors on the Baldwin City campus.
Are tours available for the Quayle Rare Bible Collection, housed on the Baldwin City campus?
Yes. The Quayle Bible Collection in the Collins Library is open to the public. Call 785.594.8393 for hours.
Are tours available for the Osborne chapel on the Baldwin City campus?
Are study abroad opportunities available at the College of Arts and Sciences?
Yes. Baker encourages its students to study abroad. The most popular destination is Harlaxton College in England. Students live and study in an English manor and enjoy four-day weekends for travel. Baker’s study-abroad coordinator can locate opportunities in virtually every part of the world.
Is Baker University accredited?
Yes, Baker has been continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (312.263.0456, ncahlc.org) since 1913. Baker has also met the rigorous accrediting standards of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
The Baker School of Nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the Kansas State Board of Nursing.
The majors of accounting, business, and international business offered at the College of Arts and Sciences in Baldwin City are fully accredited at the national level by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
The Bachelor of Arts in Music and Bachelor of Music Education programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.