From the two institutions that came under the single management group headed by Robert Jewell, the Baker College System was founded in 1965 and became the largest independent college in Michigan. This educational system makes use of at least 11 physical campuses located in Allen Park, Auburn Hills, Cadillac, Cass City, Clinton Township, Flint, Fremont, Jackson, Muskegon, Owosso and Port Huron. It also offers its comprehensive online programs through its Baker College Online and Center for Graduate Studies headquartered in Flint, Michigan.
Baker College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools to grant certificates, associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees and master’s degrees. Online programs include Certificates for Web Development; Associate degrees in Business, Applied Science or Business Administration; Bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Health Services Administration, Nursing, Information Technology and Security, Science and Web Development as well as Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Project Management and Planning. Several online graduate programs are likewise offered.
Admissions and financial aid information can be obtained from an authorized admissions advisor. It is important to note the different deadlines for financial aid and scholarship applications so as to make use of their offered benefits. Online courses are typically broken down into equal parts called seminars which are usually six weeks in length. Online students need to have basic knowledge about the use of computers including use of a word processing program and loading software. Tuition rates vary depending on the program. Baker College was included in the 2009 Online College Ranking List on the Best Online Universities.