Founded in 1911 and extended in 1965 by a combination of two institutions, the Baker College has become the largest independent college in Michigan, with over 35,000 students. The college offers more than 150 programs at 16 onground locations and at virtual campuses. Throughout years of tremendous growth and success, Baker College has maintained its original mission: to provide quality higher education and training which helps graduates to remain successful throughout challenging and rewarding careers.
Students can choose from the variety of programs offered at Baker College. While programs are offered at different locations, a number of them can be taken completely online through a virtual campus. Baker College grants certificates, Associateís, Bachelorís, Masterís and Doctoral degrees in the following major areas: Business, Engineering/Technology, Health, Education, Human Service, Office Administration, and Computers.
Baker College has developed its system through establishing new campuses, and purchasing or rebranding small schools which already exist. The system currently comprises 14 ground campuses, as well as an online college: Allen Park, Auburn Hills, Cadillac, Cass City, Clinton Township, Coldwater, Flint, Fremont, Jackson, Muskegon, Owosso, Port Huron, Sandusky, West Branch, Center for Graduate Studies, Corporate Services, and Baker College Online.
Baker Online is one of the most affordable colleges in the nation. Students are offered a wide range of financial aid assistance opportunities including state grants, federal grants, scholarships, etc.
Baker College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Moreover, the College has been granted legal authority by the state of Michigan to operate as a nonprofit educational corporation and is empowered to grant the following degrees: certificates, associateís, bachelorís, and masterís. Besides, it is approved for veteransí benefits. Finally, Baker College is recognized as an institution of higher education by the U.S. Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education.