Baker College is an accredited, private not-for-profit American college in Michigan that was founded in Flint, Michigan in 1911. Baker College now has thirteen locations throughout the Lower Peninsula of Michigan.
Baker is a career college, featuring more than 150 career programs within its system, although not all programs are available through all campuses. Baker offers certificates, associate, bachelor, master and doctoral degree programs in business, healthcare, human services, education, and technology. These categories include programs such as: nursing, teaching, interior design, architecture, automotive service technology, and computer and Internet technologies. It maintains a right-to-try admissions policy, and couples that policy with an extensive financial aid office to allow for a very broad base of traditional and nontraditional students.
Baker is part of the Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers (MACRAO) Transfer Agreement, which provides for transfer of up to 30 semester credit hours to meet many (in some cases all) the general education requirements at participating Michigan four-year colleges and universities. Credits earned at Baker typically transfer as elective credits, or they do not transfer at all. Baker does not disclose gainful employment information  and has a six-year graduation rate of 21.6%.
Baker College started as Baker Business University, which was founded in Flint, Michigan, in 1941, by Eldon E. Baker. In 1965 it merged with Muskegon College when representatives of the Jewell family, who owned and managed Muskegon College, bought Baker Business University. The university changed its name to Baker Junior College in 1974 and became a non profit corporation in 1977.
Baker College has primarily grown through three methods: establishing new campuses, and purchasing and rebranding existing small schools (for example, their Auburn Hills campus was once the Pontiac School of Business). They currently maintain fourteen ground campuses as well as an online college. Each campus is its own business entity, while an overarching Baker College System coordinates campuses and services. Current campuses include:
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