Baker University welcomed the largest incoming class in school history, 309 new students, to begin the fall semester on August 23.

“The entire community came together and prioritized enrollment,” said Dr. Lynne Murray, Baker University president. “I’m so proud of what we have accomplished together.”

The 309 total sets the university’s high-water enrollment mark for incoming students after eclipsing 308 set in 2009.

“Baker University is the top-ranked private university in Kansas,” said Danielle Yearout, vice president of enrollment and marketing. “This reputation of excellence is why we have seen our enrollment grow recently, culminating in another group of students ready to become scholars and leaders.”