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Baker University

Baker is a private university that educates traditional and nontraditional students through small classes, innovative instructors, and rigorous course work. Fortune 500 CEOs, New York Times best-selling authors, and Super Bowl champions all proudly claim Baker, the first university in Kansas, as their alma mater.

Bachelor's programmes

Business & Management (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Medicine & Health (1)



Founded in 1858 as the first university in Kansas, Baker is an institution with a storied past. While standing in the center of our beautiful campus in Baldwin City, a person can do a 360-degree turn and see three buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. Lady Margaret Thatcher dedicated our Osborne Chapel, which was moved brick by brick from Sproxton, England. 


Baker University is a premier private university with a tradition of academic excellence and student engagement in a respectful, inviting, and values-based learning community. The faculty provides creative, student-focused learning experiences that challenge students to analyze issues with depth and clarity. Students fully engage in their learning; connect with peers, faculty, and staff; and develop lifelong relationships with diverse groups of people. Graduates realize their potential to become confident, competent contributors to society.


The Office of Institutional Research (OIR) at Baker University coordinates and supports institutional data collection, analysis and reporting responsibilities.


Baker University’s Career Services is here to help you with more than job searches. Check out the other services we provide:

  • Job search resources
  • Resume writing
  • Interview prep
  • Grad school info and applications
  • Internships
  • BOOK program 
  • Career fairs

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

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Student services

he Baker University Office of Student Affairs is here to help you as you grow academically, personally and socially.

From the day you arrive on campus to the day you graduate, the dean of students and the associate dean of students are your advocates and will provide assistance for challenges and concerns that come your way. We can assist you in all aspects of a your campus life. We are on the second floor of the Long Student Center.

Housing services

Area coordinators and resident assistants provide advice and counsel as you adjust to residence hall life. Each member of the staff plans and coordinates educational and social activities throughout the academic year.

Library services

The Quayle collection is just inside the front door of the Spencer Wing, Collins Library on the Baker University campus.

Medical services

The allied health care industry’s significant growth in recent years has coincided with students’ rising interest in related professions, such as cardiac rehabilitation, dietetics, chiropractics, and physical and occupational therapy.

Student Life

Campus life

More than 98 percent of Baker students on the Baldwin City campus receive financial aid in the form of scholarships and grants that total thousands of dollars. We strive to provide financial assistance to as many students as possible. Early action is important. Applications will be accepted until funds are exhausted.

Student clubs

Academic Organizations

  • Art Club
  • Baker Orange (Newspaper)
  • BCSC++ (Baker Computer Science Club++)
  • Exercise Science Student Alliance
  • Harlaxton & Study Abroad


Baker University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (312.263.0456,, for degree programs in arts, sciences and professional curricula at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels. Its accreditation has been continuous since first granted in 1913 and was most recently renewed in 2012.

Student Reviews

Bakiaj and Baker, two names the same destiny
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

As an international student, I found Baker University the perfect environment where I could immediately acclimate and blend in a new culture

Ottawa, Kansas, United States

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