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Friday, May 27, 2011

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Baker University recognized in Colleges of Distinction

Baldwin City, Kan. — Colleges of Distinction, a guidebook highlighting four-year institutions that are considered “hidden gems,” has recognized Baker University for its 2011-2012 publication.Baker-0979

Baker, founded in 1858 and the first four-year college in Kansas, was honored for its commitment to engaging students and focusing on the students’ ability to think critically and for an excellent faculty and a vibrant residential campus community.

Colleges of Distinction provides students, counselors and parents with information about schools that excel in the aforementioned key areas. It describes schools that take a holistic approach to admission decisions and consistently excel in providing undergraduate education.

The guidebook also focuses on universities that emphasize teaching undergraduates with professors, rather than graduate students or teaching assistants. Colleges of Distinction also examines successes in study abroad opportunities, scientific research, service learning and internships.

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