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College Profile: Baker University

 
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Baker University is a private, residential university located in Baldwin City, Kansas, United States. Founded in 1858, it is the oldest university in Kansas and is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Baker University is made up of four schools. The College of Arts and Sciences and the undergraduate courses in the School of Education (SOE) are located at the campus in Baldwin City, Kansas. These schools provide education for students pursuing undergraduate degrees in any of over forty areas of study. The School of Professional and Graduate Studies (SPGS) and the graduate branch of the SOE serve working adults at campuses in Lee's Summit, Missouri and Overland Park, Topeka, Lawrence, and Wichita, Kansas. The School of Nursing, which is operated in partnership with Stormont-Vail HealthCare in Topeka, offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Enrollment in all four schools has grown to a total student population of about 3,200. There are more than 900 students on the Baldwin City campus, approximately 2,500 in SPGS and SOE programs, and 140 at the School of Nursing.
 
618 Eighth Street
Baldwin City, KS
66006-0065
785-594-6451 (general)
785-594-4595 (financial aid)
800-873-4282 (admissions)
 
 
 

 
Mission Statement

Baker University is an intentional community dedicated to excellence in liberal and professional education, the intergration of learning with faith and values, and the personal development of each community member. As a community of learning, the University is committed to freedom of inquiry and expression, breadth of understanding, excellence in scholarship, and genuine dialogue in which both students and faculty are active participants. As a community of faith and learning, the University affirms its Judeo-Christian heritage and its relationship to the Kansas East Conference of the United Methodist Church, is committed to the exploration and celebration of religious life, and in an ecumenical spirit welcomes people of all faiths and world views. As a community dedicated to personal growth and to career preparation, the University seeks to develop the abilities of its members in the interest of service to the wider community and the world. Because of these commitments, Baker University conserves the values of its educational tradition while meeting the changing needs of students and society by providing excellent liberal arts education and sound professional education based in the liberal arts tradition. While affirming its primary calling to educate recent high school graduates, the University also accepts the challenge of providing innovative educational programs to meet the life-long learning needs of adults in its service region.


General Information
Other Names Baker, BU, Baker U
Type Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control Private not-for-profit
Size 1,000 - 4,999
Campus Setting Town: Fringe
Calendar System Semester
Title IV Eligibility Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Relgious Affiliation United Methodist

College Student Services Offered
No Remedial ServicesYes Academic/career counseling service
Yes Employment services for studentsYes Placement services for completers
No On-campus day care for students' children   

College Special Learning Opportunities
Yes ROTCYes Distance learning opportunities
Yes ROTC: ArmyYes Study abroad
No ROTC: NavyYes Weekend/evening college
Yes ROTC: Air Force   

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
More info

Baker University Website
Wikipedia

Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
Open admission policy No
Admission test scores Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language Required

Applicants (most recent fall period)
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Admissions (most recent fall period)
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Percentage of Students Submitting Test Scores
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SAT Percentile Scores
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ACT Percentile Scores
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Percentage Receiving Financial Aid
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Average Amount of Financial Aid Received
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Graduates
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Comprehensive Fee for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Graduates
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Student Body
3,999 Student Body SizeYes On-Campus Housing
789 Fall Applicants588 Total Dormitory Capacity
665 Fall Admissions

Gender
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Ethnicity
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College Levels Offered
No Less than one year certificateNo One but less than two years certificate
Yes Associate's degreeYes Two but less than 4 years certificate
Yes Bachelor's degreeNo Postbaccalaureate certificate
Yes Master's degreeNo Post-master's certificate
Yes Doctor's degreeNo First-professional degree
No First-professional certificate

Degrees and Certifications
Associate of Arts in Business (Associate Degree)
The Associate of Arts in Business (AAB) program is designed for adults who are striving to begin or complete their college degree. The Associate of Arts in Business (AAB) program stresses skills development in the areas of business communication, accounting, economics, finance and business relations. Baker University offers a 60 hour program providing an educational experience that prepares students for more advanced study and introduces them to the fundamentals of business. Upon completion of the AAB program, students will have satisfied the general education requirements needed for the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) or Bachelor of Science in Management (BSM) degree. The AAB program offers courses in the following areas: Financial Planning, Introduction to American Politics, Advertising and Promotion, Mass Media and Society, Human Ecology, Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
Associate of Arts in Business (Associate Degree)
The Associate of Arts in Business (AAB) program is designed for adults who are striving to begin or complete their college degree. The Associate of Arts in Business (AAB) program stresses skills development in the areas of business communication, accounting, economics, finance and business relations. Baker University offers a 60 hour program providing an educational experience that prepares students for more advanced study and introduces them to the fundamentals of business. Upon completion of the AAB program, students will have satisfied the general education requirements needed for the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) or Bachelor of Science in Management (BSM) degree. The AAB program offers courses in the following areas: Financial Planning, Introduction to American Politics, Advertising and Promotion, Mass Media and Society, Human Ecology, Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
Bachelor of Business Administration (Bachelor Degree)
The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program is created as a multi-disciplinary study of business administration which prepares students to meet the challenges of the contemporary workplace by facilitating their understanding of a balanced and informed approach to decision-making. Baker University?s BBA program is a 41 hour program designed to provide training in the skills required to make effective decisions and to formulate both short- and long-range business plans. The program provides training and the personal skills needed for effective organization. Listed below are the main concepts covered in the BBA program: Business Law and Government Regulation, Financial Management, Data Development and Analysis, International Business, Prior Learning and Writing Development.
Bachelor of Science in Management (Bachelor Degree)
The Bachelor of Science in Management (BSM) emphasizes development and refinement of the management skills essential to success in both business and industry on a global scale. Baker University?s BSM program is a 41 hour program designed to facilitate social development and effectiveness in interpersonal and group relationships. It provides critical thinking and resolution strategies for addressing contemporary management issues. Listed below are the main concepts covered in the BSM program: Management Issues and Society, Organizational Culture, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, Quantitative Methods for Quality Management, Management and Leadership.

All Academic Programs
 
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