Baker College Online Reviews

  • 108 Reviews
  • Cadillac (MI) (and 8 others)
  • Annual Tuition: $9,800
65% of 108 students said this degree improved their career prospects
54% of 108 students said they would recommend this school to others
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  • Reviewed: 2/22/2021
  • Degree: Business Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"Baker in general is a hot mess. They use a canned curriculum, much of which is out of date. The instructors are by in large either disconnected from the courses they are moderating. I chose the word moderate because they don't teach they just moderate. Students are left by in large to teach themselves. Expect minimal if any feedback on assignments. The institution loves APA, but I found that a functional level of knowledge of APA is often missing with instructors. They tend to discriminate against students with documented special needs. I have been told by the provost of the college, an extremely rude and arrogant person, that students like me aren't suited for online, and it isn't their responsibility to accommodate me. Each semester I have to fight to get my accommodations honored. My financial aid has been screwed up by the college on several occasions and the bookstore is a disaster, take multiple weeks to get a book, and about a 75% chance, it will be the wrong book when it arrives. All in all, this is a pretty messed up place...They love your money, but not you. Given the number of cutbacks in programs, services and staff, I think they are in trouble and possibly heading towards failure, enrollment is down substantially since I first started and seems to continue to decline. The campus closest to me was about 75% shuttered pre-Covid."
  • Reviewed: 5/5/2020
  • Degree: Computer Science
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"The curriculum at Baker barely holds up to the standards of other schools. Very few of my classes were available to take on ground--many were pushed to online-only because there were no instructors available to teach these classes in person. The conversion to semesters (from quarters) completely screwed me out of MANY credits that I needed to graduate. Had to take extra classes after the fact--even after completing ALL the classes on the course list. The academic advisors and staff are clueless and stick to a script (thoughtless and basic responses--will not actually answer your questions directly). I would advise anyone thinking about attending/staying with this school to transfer ASAP. Baker College is nothing but bad news."
  • Reviewed: 4/27/2020
  • Degree: Sonography
  • Graduation Year: 2022
"This school seemed like it was going to be amazing. Turns out this is not a good school and I do not recommend. This is coming from someone who worked hard and got all A's for all the courses I have taken. This place is money hungry. Oh and as soon as you figure that out, you can't transfer your credits to any other school. This place offers a very limited number of professors and each semester it just keeps getting worse. So if you get a professor you can't understand, that's too bad because there are no other options besides online and online is extremely difficult for me, personally. I'd rather be on campus but a lot of times, they took that away from me. Also, there was a time I signed up for a professor and I dropped out because I could not understand a word she said. How can you learn if you can't understand what is being taught? It wouldn't have been that big of a deal if there were other professors available. Anyways, the next semester I signed up for a different professor for that class and I was happy because I had taken this processor before so I knew how she did things, I knew I could understand her. Last minute they changed my schedule without even letting me know and they put me with the professor I couldn't understand, the one whose class I dropped out of. This is happened nearly every semester. Even one of my professors was getting fed up with the school. They took her classes she signed up for to teach away. And she was one of the most amazing professors, she actually helped you learn things, not just memorize things. Anyways, she ended up leaving. If you decide to go here, I really hope you have a better experience than I did."
  • Reviewed: 4/26/2020
  • Degree: Business Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"This school is a scam. Ridiculously high expectations, but will not tell you the expectations. Credits do not transfer. Teachers do not answer emails. Academic advising will constantly lie to you, make you take classes you don’t need. Avoid at all costs! I am thousands in debt and filled with rage and regret."
  • Reviewed: 2/1/2020
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2022
"An adviser reached out to me to help me sign up for classes and settle my financial aid. They were extremely friendly and persistent in helping me, and I thought this would be a good sign that Baker cared about its students. Unfortunately, they just want you to sign up because the education they provide is the bare minimum they can give to charge you tuition. Teachers don't understand basic questions, and fumble with grammar and spelling. All my assignments were busy work. Teachers utilized the textbook and discussion questions, but asked the same questions over and over. There are no video lectures or resources to help you learn deeper, and you won't learn enough to break into your field after graduation. I've taken 3 semesters at Baker and am transferring out ASAP, because I feel taken advantage of by their lazy teachers and sub-par academic material. I'm so let down that I spent money applying to this school, only to have credits that probably won't transfer, or are useless either way."
  • Reviewed: 5/10/2019
  • Degree: Sonography
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THIS SCHOOL! Like the previous review I was following the professional track when they changed it right before me applying to my program. So then I ended up having to take 2 more classes last minute and was left with 4 classes I did not need. The business dealings of this school is horrible. Usually if something like that changes it applies to incoming students. They dont make the people already on the track now follow the new one. Then they have decided to end most programs with no warning or send them to campuses hours away from the original campus. You are left with wasted money time and a profound chip on your shoulder for even coming to this place.DO YOUR RESEARCH. READ THE REVIEWS. TALK TO CURRENT STUDENTS. I am just over it, But I will do all I can to warn any incoming students to not waste the money."
MRV - BBA 2019
  • Reviewed: 4/11/2019
  • Degree: Business
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"Baker Online is a decent learning platform. Yes, it takes a lot of time and dedication, but that is what school consists of. I would recommend if you work full-time and have a family to take care of, ease your way into the program. The expectation and workload is intense, but worth it. They offer accelerated courses and the instructors are knowledgeable. If you think you are going to skate through a class, this college is not for you. I would recommend Baker to those who are looking to put in the work to be successful."
  • Reviewed: 11/28/2018
  • Degree: Business Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"Education is very important to me, but the one I got from here was not worth the time, effort, or money that I have spent on it. Please do not go to this school. It will be the worst decision you ever make. They recently had a change in management or something because everything seems to be about money to them. No academic, financial, or career advisiors to help you out. I am now done with my degree with no job offers or any internships lined up. I am very frustrated."
  • Reviewed: 7/30/2018
  • Degree: Computer Science
  • Graduation Year: 2012
"I'm glad I chose Baker Online to earn my degree. I was still able to work full time and gain work experience while going to school. I really liked how their program allowed me to take more classes in the same amount of time as other colleges. With classes only six weeks long I didnt get bored on one subject. I also developed more skills than most graduates with computer science degrees which helped me start out in more advanced positions. Also, most of their instructors were very good. I highly recommend Baker College for earning your online degree."
Sucker Punched
  • Reviewed: 7/7/2018
  • Degree: Business
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"Baker College forced me into classes I didn't need, double reported balance on my credit, lost my education credit on my taxes, classes will not transfer (already taken in community college so cost me additional money that I should not have needed to take for my degree) Professors are uncommunicative in proper assignments, failed a class based on last paper because professor didn't relate what the paper should have been written on."