Baker University - Rankings

Founded in 1858, Baker University is a leading private residential university located in Baldwin City, Kansas, USA. It is the oldest university in Kansas and is affiliated with the United Methodist Church.

The University has the following Schools: College of Arts & Sciences; School of Professional and Graduate Studies; School of Education; School of Nursing.

The University's alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Pulitzer Prize winner, entrepreneurs, educators, nurses, writers, artists, doctors, explorers and trendsetters.

Baker University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools for degree programs in arts, sciences and professional curricula at the associate, bachelor, master and doctorate levels. It is also accredited by the Kansas State Department of Education, the NCATE and is a member of and approved by the University Senate of the United Methodist Church.

The Baker School of Nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the Kansas State Board of Nursing. The majors of accounting, business, and international business offered at the College of Arts and Sciences (Baldwin City) are fully accredited at the national level by the ACBSP. The Bachelor of Arts in Music and Bachelor of Music Education programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

Baker University is a member of the Kansas Independent College Association, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, and others.


- Ranked 144th among Tier 1 National Liberal Arts Colleges (USNWR 2011).

- U.S. News and World Report has ranked Baker University as a third tier liberal arts college and the top private university in Kansas (2010). The ranking includes peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, alumni giving and graduation rate performance.

- It is one of the 50 best undergraduate institutions in the U.S. and Canada to study game design, according to The Princeton Review, one of America's most widely known education services and test preparation companies. The list is reported in GamePro's April 2010 issue and on the Web sites of The Princeton Review and GamePro.

- The Princeton Review consistently ranks Baker as a top school in the Midwest within its peer group.

- Rated as one of America's “300 Best Buys” by Barron's Best Buys in College Education.

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