Baker strives to create seamless admission processes at each of our four schools through an unwavering commitment to personal attention. At Baker, our enrollment representatives know your financial aid award and your pet’s name. Our deans know your career goals and breakfast order. It’s different here. Baker University builds achievers, doers, and global citizens, ready to tackle the world. Our students can say it best:
MICHAELA | History & Communication Double Major, Class of 2017
“Everything fell into place when I became involved at Baker—I found my niche. I know everyone says it, but it’s so true that there really is a place for everyone here. I love everything I do because I get to influence people’s experience at Baker and help them love it as much as I have learned to. I get to see the direct results of my hard work and see how it affects the students around me.”
EDDIE | Class of 1989
“Often being a good leader is less about knowing the work and more about knowing your people. The breadth of the Baker experience provided me opportunities to learn the important life skills to become a successful leader at work and at home.”
—Associate Manager, Engineering Project Management & Integration Office, NASA
KATIE | Sociology Major, Class of 2011
“Nine years ago, I had my own campus visit. Since then, I joined a sorority, lived in a castle, skied for the first time, met some of my best friends, have been a bridesmaid in three college friends’ weddings, saw the original site of the chapel, won a national dance championship, graduated with honors, went to law school, traveled to 12 countries, ran a half marathon, became an attorney, and advised and taught students at the place where it all began.”
PATTI | Class of 1988
“For me, my experience as a female student–athlete had the most impact on my growth as a leader. I learned and honed my communication and collaboration skills and truly understood what it takes to be gritty and resilient and to get back up after setbacks. I also learned not only how to win and lose, but also how to win and lose in public.”
—CEO, National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators
JIM | Mass Media Major, Class of 2017
“The biggest advantage Baker has given me with broadcasting is the ability to actually do it. I know several people that go to bigger schools with ‘better’ journalism programs, but they don’t get to actually practice. I’ve been able to broadcast games, host radio shows, and gain tons of experience since the day I walked on campus. There aren’t many places anywhere else in the area where that is possible.”
JESSE | Communications Major & Theatre Minor, Class of 2016
“I chose theatre as my minor because I love doing theatre and it’s this creative outlet that keeps me mentally healthy. And studying at Baker, I was able to take a lot of courses outside of theatre and had so many more opportunities here than I would have gotten at a large school.”
DANTE | Music Education Major, Class of 2017
“When I first visited, everyone on campus would say hi to me and it was so friendly. It was the community that brought me here, and that includes the music faculty. They really do a lot to try and prepare you for life after graduation because they generally care so much about every student. They work hard to make me the best musician I can be.”
AMANDA | Business & Accounting Double Major, Class of 2018
“What I love most about Baker are the small class sizes and how, no matter what, I can always approach my professors. And also how easy it is to get involved but still be able to be academically pushed. Baker is definitely where I’m supposed to be.”
LUKE | Class of 2017
“Someday, I’ll tell my children about how Baker has given me the world and a place I will always call home. Baker is 158 years old, and here’s to 158 more years worth of lives changed and memories made.”
MEGAN | Business & Economics Double Major, Class of 2016
“My favorite part of Baker is the relationships formed here. I can hold a conversation with just about anyone I see on campus, even if I’ve only met them once. The professors genuinely care about me as a person and continue to show that long after the classes I took from them are over. This is especially true of my adviser, as I often sit in his office for an hour at a time, discussing things not even remotely related to Baker or my studies.”
Baker University offers master’s and doctoral degree programs at its regional campuses throughout the Kansas City metro, Topeka, and Wichita and online. Since the early 1990s, Baker’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies has introduced to its community workforce-relevant programs that are known for their value. The School of Education is home to an impressive roster of faculty members with decades of real-world classroom and administrative experience.
Baker University nurses are compassionate, dedicated, and confident professionals who have a tremendous impact on the communities in which they serve. Baker builds its nurses at its partner hospital, Stormont Vail Health, which earned a Magnet designation for nursing excellence. Our national council licensure exam (NCLEX) pass rates routinely beat state and national averages, and 100 percent of last year’s graduating class had full-time job offers before they received their diplomas. Although it’s not mandatory, Baker’s School of Nursing encourages prospective students to take their prerequisite courses at the College of Arts and Sciences in Baldwin City—that way, students can enjoy two years of the traditional residential campus experience.
Getting an education is always hard work, but Baker University is dedicated to making that process as easy as possible for our students. Online courses offer the flexibility to engage in course work whenever and wherever it’s convenient. We offer both individual online courses and degrees earned entirely online—from your home, from your favorite coffee shop, wherever. Take your education with you wherever you go.
Baker University is proud to have developed degree programs for students who are not interested in attending the traditional residential campus in Baldwin City. Our professional programs and continuing education programs at the School of Professional and Graduate Studies and the School of Education are known for fitting the needs of modern students in all stages of life.