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Sept. 12, 2012
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Baker is top-ranked Kansas university in U.S. News & World Report’s Midwest Regional category

Baldwin City, Kan. — For the second consecutive year, Baker University is the highest-ranked Kansas university in the Midwest Regional category in the latest edition of the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges, released on Wednesday.Baker-arch1

Baker was ranked 33rd in the 12-state Midwest region in the 2013 edition. Regional universities were defined as schools that offer a full range of undergraduate majors and master’s programs but few doctoral programs. The region covers schools from Kansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

“Every day we are committed to providing an academic environment where all of our students can thrive,” Baker President Pat Long said. “As the first university in Kansas, Baker has a long history of offering educational programs of the highest quality. We will remain steadfast in our mission to develop our students to become leaders in their communities.”

The U.S. News & World Report’s rankings are based on peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, student-to-faculty ratio, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, alumni giving and graduation rate performance. The magazine collects its data from the universities and several other sources.

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