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Baker University (Baker)

618 Eighth Street, Baldwin City, KS

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Baker University, a nonprofit private institution, offers a variety of program options, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Baldwin City, KS, it resides in a rural setting for students to study in. The school's United Methodist affiliation is one of its defining characteristics and plays an important role within the school's mission. Baker has an annual student enrollment of over 3,700.

Areas of study available at Baker include but are not limited to:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Education
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences

Students applying for admission are generally asked to submit an application, transcripts, test scores and any requested letters of recommendations, which will then be reviewed by admissions staff. Students may take either the ACT or SAT scores to be considered for admissions to Baker. A score between 885 - 1115 on the SAT, or 21 - 25 for the ACT is common among admitted students. This school has an admissions rate of about 92% of which only 31% decided to enroll. More information regarding admissions can be found at bakeru.edu.

The cost of undergraduate tuition is around $26,000, but may change from year to year. Students are encouraged to use the school's tuition calculator to better estimate their cost of attendance. The cost of on-campus housing is about $3,800 for the year. This school may offer financial aid for students that qualify by way of scholarships, grants, and loans.

The mascot for Baker is the "Wildcats", and they participate in intercollegiate sports through the NAIA. Athletic programs available may include but not limited to:

  • Baseball (NAIA Division I)
  • Basketball (NAIA Division I)
  • Track & Field (NAIA Division I)
  • Football (NAIA Division I)
  • Golf (NAIA Division I)

For a complete list of academic programs offered, enrollment information, admissions information, and more, please visit the school's website at www.bakeru.edu.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give you an idea of the applicants Baker accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Baker University is around 2,700 students. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 7% enrolling as graduate students and 64% as undergraduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition is estimated to be around $29,000 per year for in-state and nonresident students
  • Per unit charges are around $890 for part time students

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships100%$19,876
Receiving Student Loans79%$7,131
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Baker University may provide student services including:

  • Online classes
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Work study style employment
  • Assistance to find work

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Baker is close to 52%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years36%
Graduating in 5 Years14%
Graduating in 6 Years3%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Music Program
    • * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation (since 1994)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
    • * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 1998)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Baker is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports being in the NAIA Division I classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Heart of America Athletic Conference)
  • Basketball (Heart of America Athletic Conference)
  • Track and Field (Heart of America Athletic Conference)
  • Football (Heart of America Athletic Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Bowling
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Baker University by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

English Language and Literature

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Mathematics and Statistics

    Philosophy and Religious Studies

    Physical Sciences

    Psychology

    Recreation and Fitness Studies

    Social Sciences

    Visual and Performing Arts

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    Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Baker University for official up-to-date information.

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