Baker College Online Reviews

  • 123 Reviews
  • Cadillac (MI) (and 8 others)
  • Annual Tuition: $9,920
61% of 123 students said this degree improved their career prospects
51% of 123 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 6/26/2023
  • Degree: Web Development
"I don't know what Baker is like now, but I found it to be excellent when I attended. I took me second undergrad degree there and actually found the instruction and course work to be more challenging and usefull than my first degree taken at a state university. And, when I entered the work force I found that my knowledge exeeded that of coworkers who graduated from high rated schools."
Andrea W
  • Reviewed: 4/14/2023
  • Degree: Education
"The credits do not transfer and they close programs leaving you out of luck and with wasted time and money. I would not recommend this college to anyone who is going for a degree that is longer than a two year program and a program that is not too expensive ( most of the programs are more money than the degree from Baker is worth."
Julie Lee
  • Reviewed: 11/6/2022
  • Degree: Computer and Information Science
"I understand that this is an online degree, but if I wanted to just read a book and then create programs based on the content in less than a week, I would do that entirely on my own. I anticipated some form of education. There is none at all. What am I paying for? Only two of my instructors, I believe, genuinely conducted classes. The remaining ones merely publish assignments and, if I'm lucky, a few slides on the subject. In most cases, the first week's assignments are absurd. You are given no time to even absorb the content from the book before you are expected to write full programs. I wouldn't need to take the course if I already knew how to write these programs. I've been to a real University before and they lecture. They teach the content and then you write programs. It seems as though these instructors are allowed to do whatever they wish. The only content they give any effort to is the discussion boards. Please do not attend this school if you actually want to learn how to program!"
  • Reviewed: 8/14/2022
  • Degree: Business Analytics
"I was a 2021 transfer to Baker College DBA - ABD (All but dissertation), from a University in Southern Florida. My prior school asked me to invest tens of thousands of dollars in the school each year but they did not invest in me, my research or my career goals. This was not the case at Baker College. Dr. Vinton initially interviewed me and I felt he was genuinely invested in my success. The school helped curate a path for me to achieve my goal of obtaining a doctorate. I found the class format for DBA-ABD students to be convenient although it does require you to be persistent and a self-starter. The classes all follow a very logical path that forces you to think through every aspect of your dissertation. With respect to the quality of the school and my peers in the program - I will say this: Myself and every other DBA-ABD student entered the program with a BS, a masters degree and doctorate level coursework from a University where we choose to leave in GOOD STANDING to attend Baker College. My classmates were strong and enriched my experience. My chair (Dr. Bashore) and my committee of experts, balanced coaching, encouragement, and guidance perfectly. Most importantly, my committee invested in me and my research. Will your Doctorate help your career? I guess it depends on the individual but for me, I was able to gain a position at one of the countries largest colleges as a Data Analytics professor. In summary: - even though I was out of state, the tuition was extremely affordable. (70% less than my prior school) - I was able to finish in 18 months (August 2022) - my dissertation was published with the help of the school Great school, great faculty, great program! Dr. Xxxxxxx"
  • Reviewed: 8/12/2022
  • Degree: Business Administration
"I was an ABD transfer from another institution here in California due to a dissertation Chair no longer being able to fulfill his duties. That being said, I was looking for a program that allowed be to transfer my credits and start at the dissertation. Baker College seemed to be the best option based on my needs and my search of other institutions. When interviewing for the DBA-ABD option at Baker College, I was able to speak with Dr. Vinton (now retired) who was incredibly professional, and genuinely seemed interested in my success. I ended up asking Dr. Vinton to be my Chair since he seemed interested in my topic and also seemed like he'd really be a strong mentor and Chair. He gladly accepted, and the journey began. I personally felt the online format was easy to use and resourceful. The program itself was well designed, but it does require one to be a self-starter and also ensure that you're checking in and doing things on time and on schedule. At the doctoral level, I would expect this. This program was everything I wish my previous program had been. I had a supportive and motivated Chair and mentor, strong committee members, and a well designed roadmap to completion. The school itself was established in 1911 and has regional accreditation, so it has an established history and reputation. For my specific needs, it was the best option, and I don't have a single regret. I finished in 2022, and since then, I've been able to successfully enter into new opportunities in the private sector. I highly recommend this college for the DBA program."
  • Reviewed: 5/2/2022
  • Degree: Business
"The online platform is not for everyone. Students need to be self-motivated to be able to thrive. No one is going to hold your hand to tell you that you missed class or missed a deadline for an assignment. So, you really have to be motivated to do these things by yourself. However, if you need help, they offer it. Tutoring Services is offered free for every student, and Career Counseling is hard to beat. I feel like I got out of the program everything I sought, and I am really happy with the outcome."
John Jackson
  • Reviewed: 11/5/2021
  • Degree: Computer Science
"DO NOT GO. The classes where way too easy and I didn't even read the books or attend them. It was a waste of time. They switch from trimesters to semester and it loaded so many additional classes and it took me 8 years to graduate. Then they have the audacity to not even get back to me when I'm looking for career services. It's been one year after graduating and I still cannot find an entry level job. They where joke classes and the books where highly unprofessional. The teachers are previous Baker college students and they did not know anything. I'm not able to secure anything and the jobs basically do not care that I went to Baker College at all."
  • Reviewed: 10/19/2021
  • Degree: Human Services
"2011 Baker College Flint had great instructors at the time. One inperticular was from UCLA and if you missed class she would call you to check you. If you ask me that is dedication( shout out to Dr.Osman) however it seemed the classes were over priced and you constantly had to concern yourself with how your education was being funded."
  • Reviewed: 2/22/2021
  • Degree: Business Administration
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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: 2/2/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"Do yourself a favor and do not attend baker. Instructors are ultra cliquey and if you are not a favored pet you will be treated horribly by the nursing instructors. Credits do not transfer easily and you will transfer when you realize how expensive they are and how you are seen as a dollar sign, not a person wanting to better their life. The best news I've read all day is that Clinton township and flint locations are closing - they are spinning it as "consolidation" but it is because of declining enrollment. A successful business does not close locations, a dying one does. Save your money and go anywhere else but baker - friendly warning!"
  • Reviewed: 11/28/2018
  • Degree: Business Administration
"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
"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
"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."
Birttani Wilson
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2018
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Baker College seems to get a bad reputation. I can honestly say the courses were demanding--I wrote quite lengthy research papers. I have been able to apply accounting principles learned towards managing the books for small organizations. Though I am in the field of research now, and pursuing a Master's degree in Data Science at another University I would definitely recommend this school to those who work to pay for their own education and need an alternate way of achieving this milestone."