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Baker University

Baldwin City, Kansas

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Baker University

Private 4 Year

About Baker University

Baker University is a private Christian university in Baldwin City, Kansas. Founded in 1858, it was the first university officially founded in Kansas. It is affiliated with the United Methodist Church.Baker University is made up of four schools. The College of Arts and Sciences and the undergraduate courses in the School of Education (SOE) are located at the campus in Baldwin City, Kansas. The School of Professional and Graduate Studies (SPGS) and the graduate branch of the SOE serve nontraditional students at campuses in Lee's Summit, Missouri and Kansas City, Missouri, Overland Park, Kansas, Topeka, Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, and Wichita, Kansas. The School of Nursing, which is operated in partnership with Stormont-Vail Health in Topeka, offers Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Master of Science in Nursing degrees.Enrollment in all four schools has grown to a total student population more than 3,000, with more than 900 students on the Baldwin City campus. The College of Arts and Sciences offers more than 40 areas of undergraduate study. The School of Education offers several master's degree programs in addition to a doctoral degree in leadership (Ed.D.). The School of Professional and Graduate Studies offers master's degree programs in business, organizational leadership, sports management, and liberal arts.


Located in Baldwin City, Kansas.

618 Eighth Street, Baldwin City, KS, 66006-0065, Douglas County

Baker University Rankings

Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

2021 Best Colleges in America

#480 of 6828

2021 Best Colleges in Kansas

#4 of 81

2021 Best Private Colleges in Kansas

#1 of 47

Most Popular Majors

The most popular major at Baker University is Business Management followed by Education, Medical, Parks & Recreation and Liberal Arts.

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from Baker University within four or six years.

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Notable Alumni