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Friday, Aug. 6, 2010
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Baker University approved to offer programs in Nebraska

Baldwin City, Kan. — Baker University received approval on Thursday from the Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education in Omaha, Neb., to offer programs in Nebraska for the first time in the university’s 152-year history.

A research of the Omaha market outlined a need for completion programs, especially offered in an adult accelerated format. The report also showed that Nebraska has more than 250,000 potential students who have earned college credits but not a degree.Baker-0964

“Baker University’s mission of developing confident, competent and responsible contributors to society provides an opportunity for adult students in our neighboring state of Nebraska,” Baker President Patricia N. Long said.

Initially, Baker University’s programs are available online to the Omaha community. A future on-ground campus location will be determined at a later date. Students will be able to earn the following degrees through the Omaha program: Associate of Arts in Business, Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration. In the future, Baker will offer a Master of Arts in Education.

Baker University, founded in 1858 and the first college in Kansas, has campuses at four Kansas locations (Baldwin City, Overland Park, Topeka and Wichita) and two Missouri sites (Lee’s Summit and North Kansas City). In addition, Baker’s School of Nursing is located at Stormont-Vail HealthCare in Topeka.

Baker, which has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (312.263.0456, since 1913, is one of nearly 200 institutions of higher education that maintains affiliation with the United Methodist Church through the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry.


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