Baker University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (312.263.0456, ncahlc.org), for degree programs in arts, sciences and professional curricula at the associate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels. Its accreditation has been continuous since first granted in 1913 and was most recently renewed in 2012.
Baker University is also accredited by the Kansas State Department of Education, the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education and is a member of and approved by the University Senate of the United Methodist Church.
The Baker School of Nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (202.887.6791, www.aacn.nche.edu) and the Kansas State Board of Nursing.
The majors of accounting, business, and international business offered at the College of Arts and Sciences in Baldwin City are fully accredited at the national level by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The ACBSP accreditation is limited to degree programs offered on the Baldwin City campus.
The Bachelor of Arts in Music and Bachelor of Music Education programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.
Baker University is a member of numerous professional organizations in higher education including: the Council of Independent Colleges, the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, the Kansas Independent College Association and others.