• Address: 618 Eighth Street, Baldwin City, Kansas 66006-0065

  • Phone Number: (785) 594-6451

  • Website: https://www.bakeru.edu/

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About Baker University

Baker University was established on February 12, 1858, and is a private not-for-profit type institution. It is one of the top-ranked universities in Kansas and is affiliated with United Methodist Church. The university continues a tradition of devotion to the Christian faith and academic excellence.

In 1858, the founders of the university decided that the university will be governed by an overseeing body of not more than 32 members. Presently, the university's Board of Trustees remains the highest governing body of the university.

  • The student-faculty ratio of the university is 7:1.

  • The graduation rate is 55%.

  • Baker University acceptance rate is 78%.

  • The total student population of the university is 2,726 which includes 1,221 full time and 1,505 part-time students.

  • Baker University address is 618 Eighth Street, Baldwin City, Kansas 66006-0065.


Baker University Online

  • The university's learning management system is accessed through Baker University Moodle which is a software application that makes course content readily available to students. It acts as an online classroom.

  • It contains reading assignments, papers, and project, tests, an opportunity to discuss course concepts, and additional learning opportunities.

  • The online learning is easy to access and flexible, hence helps the students with different styles of learning.

  • The university uses advanced tools and technology to teach their students and provide them 24/7 tech support.

  • SOLAR System - It is designed to allow the students to safely and privately access academic records. In order to access SOLAR, a student has to log in to 'My Baker' portal using their username and password.


Baker University Schools

  • School of Education

  • School of Nursing

  • School of Professional and Graduate Studies

  • College of Arts and Sciences


Baker University Tuition

The tuition for programs vary depending on the course and degree type. Tuition cost for various degree types is as follows.

 Degree Type  Total Average Tuition
Associate  $20,160
Bachelors  $17,550
Masters   $17,104
Doctorate $36,993

Baker University Programs

The university offers 33 online programs in 5 majors. Baker University majors include Arts, Business Management, Criminal Justice, Education, and Nursing. Some of the programs offered by the university are given below. 

Associate of Arts in Business Master of Liberal Arts - Creative Arts
Bachelor of Business Administration - Finance Bachelor of Business Administration-Healthcare Administration
Master of Liberal Arts - Natural and Social Sciences  Master of Liberal Arts - Natural and Social Sciences
Master of Liberal Arts - Management and Leadership   Graduate Certificate in Business- Human Resources
Graduate Certificate in Business- Healthcare Administration Doctor of Education in Instructional Design and Performance Technology

Baker University Financial Aid

The university is committed to providing all the financial support to students by taking care of all their educational expenses. Students who are looking for financial support from the university can fill FAFSA form. Baker University federal school code is 001903. Some of the financial aid facilities provided to the eligible students are given below.

  • Federal Grants provided include Pell Grant and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant.

  • Federal Loans provided include Direct Subsidized, Direct Unsubsidized, and Direct PLUS loan.

  • Military Aid includes Tuition Assistance, Montgomery GI Bill, Post 9/11 GI Bill and many more.
  • Kansas State Grant, Kansas State Scholarship, and Kansas Ethnic Minority Scholarship are included under State Aid

  • Institutional Aids include Honors Scholarships, Academic Merit Scholarship, Wildcat Scholarship, and University award.


Baker University Accreditation

Baker University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Accredited Programs

  • Business programs are accredited by Accreditation Council Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

  • Nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


Baker University Library

  • The university library is called as 'Collins Library' that enables the students to access e-books, journals, research papers, articles and many more at the online library.

  • Interlibrary loans are available for the students through which they are permitted to borrow the digital print of book or book itself for some period of time.

  • Online course materials can be accessed by the students by logging in to the university portal with their username and password.

  • Baker University Bookstore provides textbooks, clothing, course materials, T-shirts, supplies, and fan gear.

  • ABI/INFORM Collection - Students can find the articles focused on business, finance, and economics in this section.

  • The library has more than 10 collections like ABI/INFORM that focuses on different fields.


Baker University Rankings and Reviews

Rankings of the university according to the US News are as follows.

  • The university is ranked 50th in 'Regional Universities-Midwest'.

  • It is ranked 71st in 'Best Value Schools';.

  • It is ranked 264th in 'Best Online Bachelor’s Programs'.

  • It is ranked 224th in 'Best Online Graduate Education Programs'.

Student reviews on university are given below. 

  • Professors and students are very caring and helpful.

  • The university always strives to provide a global exposure for the students

  • Class sizes are small, hence it makes easier for a student to learn and interact with the faculty. 


Baker University Campus

  • The Office of Student Life at the university provides endless ways to get involved and make friends early in student's university days.

  • Students have the option of participating in around 75 different activities and organizations. The organizations keep the students engaged throughout their academic journey and also help them to find various new interests.  

  • A study abroad program is also offered to the students which can help them continue their education in the country they love. The university's study abroad director helps the students to find the program that matches their interests and needs.

  • It makes sure that the students are placed in good companies and in addition to this, they also strive to provide internship opportunities to all their students.

  • Baker University Athletics - The university team is called as 'Baker University Wildcats'. They participate in various different sports such as Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Tennis, Wrestling and many more.

Baker University Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private Not-For-Profit
Also see:
For-Profit vs Not-For-Profit

Headquartered at

Baldwin City, Kansas

FAFSA/Federal School Code

001903
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What is FAFSA school code?
How to fill FAFSA application?

Institutional Accreditation

HLC
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What is Accreditation in Colleges and Universities?

Programmatic Accreditation

ACBSP, CCNE

Religious Affiliation

United Methodist
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What are Religious Affiliated Colleges and Universities?

Historically Black College or University

No

Facilities

Financial Aid, Student Portal , eLibrary , Veterans Friendly , Military Friendly, Military Spouse Friendly, Yellow Ribbon Program

Data Source: https://www.bakeru.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Baker University Statistics

Key Statistics
Acceptance Rate 78 %
Student Faculty Ratio 7: 1
Total Population 2,726
Student Population Full Time: 1,221 Part Time: 1,505
Gender Division Male: 42 % Female: 58 %
Admission Statistics Male Female
Total Applicants - 899 417 480
Total Applicants Admitted - 699 309 387
Applicants Enrolled - 246 122 116
Full time Applicants Enrolled - 238 122 116

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 43 %

The College Monk

Female: 68 %

Total Graduation Rate: 55 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Baker University Majors and Online Programs

Schools and Colleges in Baker University

School of Education

Majors available

Education

School of Nursing

Majors available

Nursing

School of Professional and Graduate Studies

Majors available

Literature Criminal Justice

College of Arts and Sciences

Majors available

Public Administration

Baker University Admissions and Application Requirement

Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 23
Number of students submitting ACT scores 223
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 9%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 91%
SAT Math 480 average 405 - 555 range
SAT Critical Reading 520 average 485 - 555 range
ACT Composite 22 average 20 - 25 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.


Baker University Financial Aid and Scholarships

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,207 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2019
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant $577 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $5,253 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized loan $5,253 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2019
Direct PLUS Loans $5,253 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2019
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work-Study $5,253 U.S. Citizen or non-citizen eligible Satisfactory academic progress. June 30th, 2018

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military Aid

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Post 9/11 GI Bill $5,676 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Varies
Tuition Assistance $2,863 Members of Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Varies
Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) Varies Reserve called to active duty in response to a war or natural disaster. Varies
Vocational Rehabilitation Varies Service-connected Disabilities. Varies
Survivors and Dependent Educational Assistance Program (DEA) Varies Service members who are permanently disabled or died. Varies
Montgomery GI Bill Varies Served period of 36 months after September 10, 2001. Varies

Data Source: https://www.bakeru.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Aid

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Kansas State Grant $3,224 Residents of Kansas. Demonstrate Financial Need. April 1st, 2019
State Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Kansas State Scholarship $1,571 Minimum GPA of 3.0 Varies
Kansas Ethnic Minority Scholarship $1,571 ACT score of 21 or SAT of 990, cumulative high school GPA of 3.0. Varies

Data Source: https://www.bakeru.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Institutional Aid

Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Honors Scholarship $13,000 A student should have a GPA of 3.00 Varies
Academic Merit Scholarship $10,000 A student must have a GPA of 2.50 Varies
Wildcat Scholarship $8,000 A student must have a GPA of 2.25 Varies
University Award $6,000 Student must have a GPA of 2.15 Varies

Data Source: https://www.bakeru.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $16,739
$30,001 - $48,000 $18,311
$48,001 - $75,000 $20,040
$75,001 - $110,000 $22,452
Over $110,000 $24,647

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 34% $3,716
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 100% $20,172
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 31% $4,713
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 100% $17,332
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 67% $6,794
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 67% $5,253
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 21,680
Military Aid
Number of students receiving (DOD) tuition assistance: 43
Total tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $108,605
Average tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $2,526
Tuition Policies for Veterans and Military https://https://www.bakeru.edu/va-benefits/
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 115 $6,059
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 70 $5,676
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 45 $6,655

Data Source: https://www.bakeru.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

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