Baker College Online Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (88)
I'm currently attending Baker Online, and have been for the past 3 years working on my Bachelor's of Business Administration in Accounting. I've read some other reviews that bash the school's policies and teachers, but from what I've read, you can run into the same problems at numerous different institutions. Since I started back in 2007, things have gotten better. The system outages are much less frequent and the instructors are more versed in the class topics. Yes, some instructors are not very involved in the learning process or they answer your questions with another question (which is unhelpful), but the majority of them are great and are willing to help you so long as you put the effort in. I've definitely learned a lot (I had no prior experience of any kind in Accounting when I started taking classes) and now have recommendations/references from instructors with Doctorate degrees and real job experience in Accounting. I would absolutely recommend this school - 100% online classes allow me to work full-time and attend classes full-time.
I'm currently a student at Baker College Clinton Township and will transfer to Port Huron nest year. I'm finding that tutoring is impossible to get these days. In the last ten days I have tried to get a appointment in the writing center for help and they have been booked up. Lab is the same way, when i go to study there is one skull and not enough materials for everyone there. I think they might be enrolling a lot of students because everyone is going back to school. But they do not have enough resources for all of us. I enrolled here because the offered flexability. I should not have to compete for a education. I think they are just thinking of all the money there making for each student. but not how there going to accomidate for all of them. I'm starting to get angry. The learning center has become a joke on helping
Baker online college is not worth the money. Fist of all, some of the teachers don't do anything. I have had a few teachers at Baker that should be working somewhere else. They can't decide what they want as far as course work nor can they respond to emails within a timely manner.
Baker policy is that a teacher must post grades by midnight on monday of the following week. That doesn't happen. I have had grades posted 4 weeks late by teachers. Don't bother calling to complain either because the college will not enforce their own rules on teachers. Secondly, the classes are a joke.
You basically pay the college to give you credit for reading a book and doing most of the work by yourself. My teachers did not interact and teach me anything. I learned it all from the book. I would not reccomend that anyone use this school. It's not worth the money.
Baker is like any other College you make it as hard or as easy as you want. Most of the instructors are great but like any other college you get some that are not. I have attended Baker for one year and so far I would say I have had a good experience. Online learning is not for everyone think about it before you make a choice and go online.
I have had a postive experience with Baker and I have three more classes to finish my MBA. Baker is fully accredited and like any other school you get out, what you put in. I saw one comment about the teaching staff not being good and it was pretty obvious that this person is not familiar with this form of education since most instructors teach at multiple online institutions. My brother is getting his PhD from Cappella and we have some of the same instructors.
The courses are not cake walks and sometimes it is hard to juggle life, work and school. Classes run for six weeks and I am usually locked down away from the wife and kids during that time. I have used all my text books and I keep them in my office so I can reference them for work. Baker offers an affordable and sound education.
Enrolled in the MBA program in the Overland Park campus. The course work was to easy and I didn’t feel like I was learning anything.. I basically felt like I was buying an MBA degree. I asked them once if this was going to be it can I just write you a check and stop wasting my Thursday nights. The program is also not as flexible as they say it is for those who travel a lot for work. The computer they make you use is junk and the IT department is most unhelpful in trying to fix it. The accounting department also has poor service. I would recommend choosing another school for your studies.
I graduated from the Baker Online MBA program in June of 2009. The program had taken just over 2 years to complete. The entire program, professors, and content were exceptional. The program was challenging and time intensive but very manageable. I would recommend the program to anyone searching for a very good and respected MBA program that is also a great value.
I am currently enrolled at Baker pursuing my Accounting degree. I find the instructors to be helpful, the courses are fast paced but not difficult. Baker is also a lot less cheaper than some other schools. They are really big on participation, and I totally support that.
For every great experience there may be two bad. My suggestion is to find out for yourself but I do plan to remain at Baker while working toward my MBA.
Make sure that you understand that if you don't maintain a 3.0 gpa, Baker will have no trouble tossing you out. No degree! That's a lot of money to give to a school with no guarantee to get anything out of it. I regret my choice to give anything to that school. Just my thoughts.