Baker University has been selected from nearly 8,000 postsecondary schools to receive a Best Value School award. The award is given by University Research and Review, a company committed to improving the process of how a student selects a postsecondary school.

“We are pleased to accept this honor, which demonstrates that a small, private university can offer great value to students of all ages. It further supports the strength of a Baker education, not only for economic value, already recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and The Economist, but also for the love of the school by its students and alumni,” Baker University President Lynne Murray said.

The review committee is made up of former university presidents, CEOs, provosts, and professors. Schools cannot pay to receive the award; it must be earned through the nomination and committee evaluation process. Baker University was chosen by the committee based on a combination of cost, accreditation, variety and quality of school programs, and student satisfaction with the institution.

“It is our pleasure to present the award to Baker University. We hope current students and alumni take pride in this honor, and anyone searching for a quality, reasonably priced college education strongly considers Baker University,” said Joseph Schmoke, URR founder. “Our committee prides itself on combining our extensive experience, knowledge of postsecondary education, and insight into what provides students with good value when selecting a Best Value award recipient.”

Baker University will retain the Best Value School designation for one year. Award recipients must requalify every year.

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

The university is home to four schools: the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Nursing, the School of Education, and the School of Professional and Graduate Studies. Baker offers undergraduate through doctoral degrees. For more information on Baker University, visit

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