First University in Kansas

Baker University

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Founded in 1858

A Baker University education is rooted in the liberal arts, a tradition that builds on historical strengths while advancing emerging ideas and fields of study.

From this foundation, Baker graduates develop the skills to think critically and communicate clearly, to adapt to change and thrive—no matter what the future holds.

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Offering undergraduate through doctoral programs.

Baker is a private university that educates traditional and nontraditional students through small classes, innovative instructors, and rigorous course work.

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Fortune 500 CEOs, New York Times best-selling authors, a Pulitzer Prize winner, and a Super Bowl champion all proudly claim Baker, the first university in Kansas, as their alma mater.

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College of Arts and Sciences

Baldwin City Campus

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A Lasting Investment

99%

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Highest

Average salaries among graduates of Kansas universities

#1

Return on Investment in Kansas

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Baldwin City Campus

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Graduate Programs and Continuing Education

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Bachelor's and Master's Programs

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