We challenge all students to think critically using open inquiry and freedom of expression.
Four schools comprise Baker University: College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, School of Nursing, School of Professional and Graduate Studies.
Alumni include four Rhodes Scholars, a Pulitzer Prize winner, entrepreneurs, educators, nurses, writers, artists, doctors, explorers and trendsetters who have shaped our world.
Baker: a community where excellence lives and students thrive.
Baker is a private, liberal arts university that educates students through small classes, innovative instructors and rigorous coursework.
We promote a community of belonging and Baker family connections, which result in lifelong associations.
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.
Baker University’s history and culture place a strong emphasis on a system of shared governance. The faculty primarily governs academic and curricular matters, while administrative staff oversees the other functions of the University.
The University is ultimately governed by an independent Board of Trustees that exerts final authority over planning and budgeting, promotion and tenure, changes to the University constitution and faculty handbooks, and the selection and evaluation of the University president.
Baker University is composed of four academic units administered by four deans. The deans of the individual academic units operate as equal partners in matters that concern the University. Learn more about academic leadership.