Baker College of Flint Reviews
Baker College screwed me. They told me once I had my Education Degree I could take it anywhere and start working on my Masters. That's not even remotely true. No college anywhere that I've shown my transcripts to will allow me to work on my Masters because they still base it off my transcripts, half of which don't transfer. This is, of course, on top of the fact that they re-wrote the program at least once while I was in the middle of taking it just so they could make me take new classes. Counselors were never any help. This school was just determined to suck as much money out of me as they could. Now I feel stuck because I can't use their worthless education degree for literally anything because, in order to complete their Student Teaching and other programs, they'd wanted to keep me there for 8 years. Oh, and they also promised that "[my] degree will totally be useful even if there isn't a certification attached to it." Yeah, about as useful as a liberal arts degree. Thanks Baker.
To sum this up. Don't waste your time with Baker, the first semester was great, but from there on it was a disaster. The second semester was the beginning of me leaving this college. The whole class had to report the teacher. She had no idea what she was doing. She gave us an assignment then when it was time to turn it in she said it was not the assignment she gave us. It was crazy and made no sense at all. The WHOLE class had report her. And now my 3rd semester has turned into a nightmare. I spent over 500.00 for 2 books and all I got was 2 copied books that I had to buy binders to put them in. After what I have been going through and what I have read on here the only thing that needs to happen is a Class Action lawsuit. All I wanted to do is learn a new profession to better our life.... If you read this and still decide to attend Baker..... Good luck.....
I would not recommend attending Baker College or Baker College Online; especially if you're planning on transferring to another university. Credits do not transfer, if you plan on going there no you have to stay there for all 4 years. I enjoyed most of my teachers for the most part. My advisor was very rude and didn't really help me. Hopefully others have a better experience
After 2 years of the biggest joke of an “education” I realized I had NO confidence in their knowledge of anything so, just to be totally sure, I inquired on two occasions about my past criminal offenses. Both times I was told my offenses would not affect my getting a degree. Suddenly I find out on accident "OOOPSS! They made a mistake! I am not qualified to get a nursing degree after all". During this heated debate one of the more ridiculous statements made to me was that “I” should have done my research and known I wasn’t qualified! Seriously! I thought deliberately bringing my criminal record to their attention TWICE: especially the Dean of Nursing, WAS doing my part. So here I am, 3 years (?) later, $63,000 student loan and they just act like OOPS.
I would never reccommend this school to anyone looking to get a decent education or trying to get ahead in life. I have been coming here for 3 years and have had problems with almost everything I run into. The deans put you into classes that you didn't ask for, the teachers look the other way when you ask for help, the placement officers don't place you, and the book store half of the time doesn't even carry enough books for the amount of people registered for the classes. In the 3 years I have had to jump through hoops and pay them quite a bit to get the piss poor education they have provided to me. They pride themselves on non-profit, but they take a lot more money than they give back in schooling to the students. Trying to switch out of the school as soon as I can, TERRIBLE PLACE.
I agree as well! DO NOT i repeat DO NOT go to Baker college for any program that they offer. Your degree will simply look like a cute piece of parchment to anyone that you interview with. I graduated from this *** hole last year with a Bachelors in Health Service Administration minoring in Human Resources and Project management and I have been interviewed only 4 times since last June (2013) and all of those positions that I interviewed for resulted in a rejection letter that states --> Blah Blah Blah we went with someone with more experience? Well after researching my competing candidates they all received degrees at state universities with higher accreditation, so that put alot of things into perspective. I was told that my degree was in such high demand that I would land interviews and jobs within a month of achieving my degree goal. Well, such is life that, that didnt happen! I contacted their career services center to get the guidance that they offered.... Well they asked to see my resume.. Ok I submit my resume and they mutilated a resume that I paid to have professionally done!! Then continued to ask me to come in for a mock interview for critique.. Ok following I was told that I interview extremely well and that they didnt understand what seemed to be the problem with me not getting hired and they would see what they could do for me about finding work. A week later I received an email full of excitement by the career services department that they have a rewarding and great position that they would like for me to pursue... Well, if you know anything about working in a health system (Ive worked as a Secretary for a Medical Unit for 10 years) you know what jobs are going to get you to the salary expectation that your degree requires?? She sent me a job that was a Unit Clerk at an large health system that would pay me 11.50/hour???? I said ummmm No that would be a step down from where I am at and it wouldnt even utilize my HR and PM skills? They acted appauled that I refused to pursue the option? Let me just jump forward to the months before graduation.... I worked in a health system in the ER as a Secretary and did pretty for a senior level college student. I was told by academics that I would need to take a 140 hour externship - my current director did not have the time to take on an extern like myself at the time requested by Baker College so they set me up on the most horrendous location I have ever laid eyes on, it was a rehabilitation facility in the city that resembled that of an old state hospital for the mentally ill. The place was un-kept, smelled of human excrement and the executive staff had less than professional attitudes and presentation most of them had facial piercings, long acrylic nails and bad attitudes. I took that educational leave to complete this required internship and upon completion of that I was laid off along with 180 other people at the health system, baker college would not take into account any of my working experiences as a health system administration professional and the years of experience that I had obtained in the business end of health care and personnel management! They only demanded that I pay to provide free labor, drive 100 miles to the externship site, lose my job and be destitute by the summers end!!!! I am now 40k in debt, looking daily for a job, knocking on doors, taking up any job fair within the state and coming up with nothing but tons of excitement and hope for what may be out there. I am the 3% of Baker College Alumni that are unemployed I would love to find out who the 97% that are employed are - and if they are truly using their degree in their current occupation
I attended Baker College for the past 2 years as a Medical Laboratory Tech student. In that time period the MLT students went through FIVE program directors, as they would all quit after several weeks. We also went through 3 program Deans. It has been completely inconsistent.
Also, we had next to nothing for lab supplies. We are a laboratory major! Sitting through almost 5 hours of lecture with no lab is absolutely ridiculous!
Finally, the biggest problem of all. I am finished with my classes in the program and was suppose to begin my externship in the beginning of January. It is almost March and the school has completely failed to provide any of the students with a site. Without the externship there is no graduation! We even offered to find our own sites and were shot down by the school.
The school is more concerned about how we "represent" Baker when/if we get an externship.
Future potential students, please look into another college. I would not wish my situation upon anyone.