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Baker University Overview

Baker University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Baldwin City, Kansas. The surrounding location of Baldwin City is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

What Is Baker University Known For?

378 Undergraduate Awards
$34,727 Avg Cost After Aid
86% Acceptance Rate
  • Baker has an impressive student to faculty ratio of 7 to 1.
  • The highest award offered at Baker is the doctor's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 17% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from Baker with a bachelor's degree make about $51,300 a year. That's 26% more than those who graduate from other schools.

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Baker University Rankings

Baker is ranked #462 out of 2,320 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2021 Best Colleges list. Baker also holds the #5 spot on the Best Colleges in Kansas ranking.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Baker.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#37 Best Business Administration & Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#40 Best International Business Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#60 Best Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Baker has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#13 Best Business Administration & Management Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#25 Best Business Administration & Management Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#60 Best Business Bachelor’s Degree Schools Business Degree Central
#62 Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#110 Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#128 Best Colleges for Business Administration & Management College Factual

Where Is Baker University?

Location of Baker University

Contact details for Baker are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 618 Eighth Street, Baldwin City, KS 66006-0065
Phone: 785-594-6451
Website: https://www.bakeru.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BakerUniversity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BakerUniversity

How Do I Get Into Baker?

You can apply to Baker online at: https://www.bakeru.edu/apply/

Admission Requirements for Baker

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Baker?

86% Acceptance Rate
56% Of Accepted Are Women
7% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 86%, Baker is fairly easy to get into, but you must be sure to submit the required materials.

Approximately 44% of accepted students are men and 56% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 85%, and the acceptance rate for women is 88%.

Average Test Scores

About 7% of students accepted to Baker submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 460 and 540. Math scores were between 490 and 570.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Baker University  ( 460 to 540 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Baker University  ( 490 to 570 )
200
800
Baker received ACT scores from 94% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 26. Math scores were between 21 and 26. Composite scores were between 21 and 25.

ACT English Scores for Baker University  ( 20 to 26 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Baker University  ( 21 to 26 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Baker University  ( 21 to 25 )
1
36

Can I Afford Baker University?

$34,727 Net Price
70% Take Out Loans
5.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Baker is $34,727. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Baker, approximately 70% of students took out student loans averaging $6,790 a year. That adds up to $27,160 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Baker is 5.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Baker University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,062 Full-Time Undergraduates
56% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,793 undergraduate students at Baker, with 1,062 being full-time and 731 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Baker

There are also 976 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,062 full-time undergraduates at Baker, 44% are male and 56% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Baker

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Baker University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Baker Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 13
Black or African American 96
Hispanic or Latino 86
White 764
International Students 25
Other Races/Ethnicities 78

Geographic Diversity

Kansas students aren't the only ones who study at Baker University. At this time, 16 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Online Learning at Baker University

671 Took All Classes Online
1,002 Took At Least One Class Online
-1.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 2 bachelor’s degree and 10 master’s degree programs available online at Baker. In 2017-2018, 1,002 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Baker has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 14th most popular in Kansas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Baker

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Baker University was -1.7%. This is the #2,318 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Baker regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Baker majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Education 10%
General Education 10%
Health Professions 11%
Nursing 11%
Special Education 40%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 25%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Baker ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Baker.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Criminology #36
General Education #110
Special Education #192
Social Sciences #207
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #226
Teacher Education Grade Specific #289
Nursing #479

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Baker University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 20 112 164 0 296
Educational Administration 0 0 54 39 93
General Education 0 0 87 0 87
Nursing 0 72 4 0 76
General Business/Commerce 0 34 0 0 34
Health & Physical Education 0 17 12 0 29
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 18 2 0 20
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 16 0 16
Special Education 0 0 15 0 15
Accounting 0 14 0 0 14
General Psychology 0 12 0 0 12
General Biology 0 11 0 0 11
Sociology 0 9 0 0 9
International Business 0 7 0 0 7
Communication & Media Studies 0 7 0 0 7
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 6 0 0 6
Mathematics 0 5 0 0 5
History 0 4 0 0 4
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 4 0 0 4
Physics 0 4 0 0 4
Economics 0 4 0 0 4
Computer Science 0 3 0 0 3
General English Literature 0 3 0 0 3
Chemistry 0 3 0 0 3
Romance Languages 0 2 0 0 2
Design & Applied Arts 0 2 0 0 2
Fine & Studio Arts 0 2 0 0 2
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 1 0 0 1
Human Biology 0 1 0 0 1
Drama & Theater Arts 0 1 0 0 1
Instructional Media Design 0 0 0 0 0
Germanic Languages 0 0 0 0 0
Public Health 0 0 0 0 0
International Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 0 0 0 0 0
General Philosophy & Religious Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Philosophy 0 0 0 0 0
Religious Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Criminology 0 0 0 0 0
Music 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 20 358 354 39 771

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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