Baker College Online

by TBS Staff

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  • Programs with research–based pedagogy and multiple delivery modalities, including asynchronous online learning
  • Over 50 online program options available for associate through doctoral–level students
  • Military–friendly college with locked–in tuition discounts for active–duty service members
  • Awards over 20 scholarships to students each year on criteria like merit, community service, degree/field, and student status; offers two scholarships for transfer students
  • Produces graduates ready for diverse careers in business, health, human services, and technical fields


Baker’s roots trace back to 1911 in Flint, Michigan. Today, the nonprofit, private college serves over 12,000 students at eight campuses and extension sites across the state and online. Baker administers more than 100 career–oriented programs in fast–growing fields, with over 50 available through online learning.

Baker’s online students receive the same accredited core curriculum as their on–campus counterparts. The instructor–paced programs allow for asynchronous learning, meaning students can log on, participate, and complete coursework at times most convenient for them.

Baker College Statistics

Location Flint, Michigan
Public/Private Private nonprofit
Acceptance Rate 53%
Percentage Receiving Grant or Scholarship Aid 96%
Student–to–Faculty Ratio 7–to–1
Full–Time Freshman Retention Rate 45%
Graduation Rate 19%
Required Standardized Test(s) None (ACT/SAT recommended)
Accreditation Higher Learning Commission
Student Population 12,000
Date Founded 1911
Colors Burgundy and gray

Baker College Online’s Accreditation, Tuition, and Admissions Info

Accreditation and Approvals

Baker College is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).


Program Cost
Undergraduate $405 per credit hour
Undergraduate Military $250 per credit hour
Master’s Courses $695 per credit hour
Doctoral Courses $915 per credit hour
Graduate Military $367 per credit hour


Baker’s online and on–campus students must meet the same admission prerequisites.

Baker accepts all undergraduate applicants who hold a high school diploma or its equivalent (such as a GED), and who can verify their achievement through official transcripts. Baker does not require ACT/SAT scores as a condition of admission; however, the college will use tests to determine minimum assessment verification. For the verification process, Baker also accepts FASTRACK, waiver tests, and proof of previously earned credit in either English or math from another institution.

Applicants to Baker’s online graduate programs must provide official transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities indicating a cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher, a resume, and an admissions essay of 500–1,000 words discussing their future career objectives and why they chose to pursue advanced studies in their chosen field.

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Online Degrees Offered

Programs include four associate degrees, 20 bachelor’s degrees, 15 master’s degrees, two doctoral degrees, and six combined bachelor’s–to–master’s degrees. All combined degrees fall under the College of Business, which also offers online students one associate degree and seven bachelor’s programs.

The College of Engineering and Information Technology provides a selection of seven online bachelor’s degrees, while the College of Health Science offers a pair of online bachelor’s programs. Degrees from the College of Interdisciplinary Studies include one associate and one bachelor’s program, while the College of Social Science offers two associate degrees and three bachelor’s degrees in criminal justice and psychology for online students.

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