Baker University Overview
Located in Baldwin City, Kansas, Baker University is a private not-for-profit institution. The surrounding location of Baldwin City is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.
What Is Baker University Known For?
- Students who want to work more closely with their professors have an easier time at Baker since the student to facuty ratio is 10 to 1.
- Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Baker.
- In 2017-2018, 24% 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.
Baker University Rankings
Baker landed the #502 spot in our 2022 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 2,587 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. Out of the 54 colleges in Kansas, it is ranked at #5.
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.
Baker has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Baker.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Baker has earned from around the web.
|#3||Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||College Factual|
|#9||Best Business Associate Degree Schools||Business Degree Central|
|#48||Best General Business Administration and Management Associate Degree Schools||College Factual|
|#49||Best Business Administration & Management Associate Degree Schools||College Factual|
|#49||Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing||College Factual|
|#101||Best Business, Management & Marketing Associate Degree Schools||College Factual|
Where Is Baker University?
Contact details for Baker are given below.
|Address:||615 Dearborn Street, Baldwin City, KS 66006-0065|
How Do I Get Into Baker?
You can apply to Baker online at: https://www.bakeru.edu/apply/
Admission Requirements for Baker
|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||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Baker?
Approximately 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 93%, and the acceptance rate for women is 94%.
Average Test Scores
About 5% 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 490 and 550. Math scores were between 460 and 580.
Can I Afford Baker University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Baker, approximately 58% of students took out student loans averaging $7,735 a year. That adds up to $30,940 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Baker is 7.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
Baker University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 944 graduate students at the school.
Of the 1,083 full-time undergraduates at Baker, 44% are male and 56% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Baker University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||84|
|Hispanic or Latino||103|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Baker has changed over the last few years.
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 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of Baker
The following table shows how Baker is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||#55||#52|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||#55||#52|
Online Growth Rankings of Baker
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Baker University was 7.6%. This is the #1,474 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|
|Health & Physical Education||24%|
|Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies||28%|
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|
|Health & Physical Education||#212|
|Instructional Media Design||#224|
|Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies||#236|
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.
*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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