Baker University has received Colleges of Distinction’s Field of Distinction awards for its nursing, business, and educational programs.

The awards are granted after a comprehensive evaluation based on qualities such as accreditation, breadth of program, and a track record for success. Also taken into consideration when awarding these distinctions is the school’s ability to blend the liberal arts with professional preparation.

“This recognition underscores Baker’s reputation for academic excellence,” said Baker University President Lynne Murray. “We’re proud of our educators, nurses, and business professionals who have benefitted from an enriching liberal arts perspective that enables them to think critically and strive for innovation. We look forward to educating tomorrow’s professionals.”

In the current job market, employers demand that job seekers have stellar communication and critical thinking skills, two things Baker focuses on to provide a well-rounded approach to education and career development.

“We are ecstatic to celebrate Baker University for its exceptional commitment to student success,” said Tyson Schritter, chief operating officer for Colleges of Distinction. “Building on its extensive liberal arts curriculum, as well as its impressive engagement of high-impact practices, Baker University continues to stand out through its stance as a leader in professional education.”

About Colleges of Distinction: Colleges of Distinction has recognized and honored schools throughout the United States for excellence in undergraduate-focused higher education for over 15 years. The member schools within the Colleges of Distinction consortium distinguish themselves through their focus on the undergraduate experience. For more information, visit CollegesofDistinction.com.