Student & Graduate Reviews
MRV - BBA 2019 - 4/11/2019
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."
Sucker Punched - 7/7/2018
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."
Keranovic - 3/21/2016
Graduation Year: 2017
"Online school is not for everyone just as any degree is not for everyone. Online school is harder and requires more time than on ground classes. Also, you can wish to pursue a career but it does not mean you are going to succeed in it. For example, some people are not born to be doctors even if they want to be doctors. I wanted to be dental assistant and obtained the diploma for it but once it came to work as a dental assistant I knew it wasn’t for me! I love numbers but accounting career is not for me unless it’s income taxes. However, the finance is! Here I am pursuing a Bachelor’s in Business Administration Finance concentration and right after I will proceed with grad school. I had my ups and downs with the instructors but I made sure to let them know since at the end of the day I am paying them to teach me, also I have to pitch in even if they not doing their job and let admissions know about it. As I read the comments from others everyone is giving the bad review for the instructors and I ask myself if the students took time to do the review questionnaires at the end of each class about their instructors? Believe it or not Baker takes them seriously and takes action. I knew when I had an issue with a professor and reported it to my adviser it went straight to Dean and they took care of it. So we can’t blame Baker for our failures can we?!I am happy with Baker as a college and I agree that there are professors that do not participate in the class, the student has to learn on their own and participate with students to make their participation points and that is the reason it’s called online school. The professor is not there when you need them, they are there when they are available from their regular day job. Therefore, you might wait 24 hours before they respond to you. My advice to struggling students is to contact tutors to get help rather than waiting on the instructor because I did it in past where I did not bother reaching out to the instructor. I got hold of the tutor at Baker and its completely free and they take time to explain everything clearly for the student to understand and be prepared. At last, if the help doesn’t come to you seek for it. It’s your life, it’s your knowledge, and it’s your career! Good luck to the future students! Remember if you are not good figuring things on your own, online school is not for you! :)"
Alex V - 2/26/2016
Graduation Year: 2017
"I've researched plenty of Online schools even locally. I chose this school based on the degree and programs it offered, but also because of the cost! Baker Online was a lot cheaper than my local Universities in my State. I've been very satisfied with how my instructors and the courses have been engaging! In going to Baker it has helped in my professional career in being able to not only interview, but also in my current profession of management. It offers up to date information that is relevant and engaging with small classroom environments. My academic advisor has been great in providing me the step plans necessary for me to be successful, because I work full time and attend full Time."
Osfans - 3/30/2014
Graduation Year: 2006
"Personally, I wanted to complete my BA as I had only been able to attain my Associates many years prior due to financial issues. Online was very new to me, I found everyone I dealt with at Baker to be very helpful. I was paying for it myself and found the price to be reasonable compared with others. The instructors were mostly very good and very helpful when asked. It turned out to be a good move on my part as I am currently in an insurance career and a Bachelor's degree is now required. My career is great and my income puts me in the top 10% of wage earners and Baker was a part of that. As my company now pays for it, I'm going to start my MBA shortly at Baker Online."
Anonymous - 1/17/2014
"I was very excited to start at Baker. I have a new computer and operate with all the latest technology, however, after taking the required orientation "class" I was told I didn't receive enough points to register for classes and would have to take it again even though my computer of "Blackboard" (the online classroom environment) showed I passed. I argued and argued and got nowhere. Then, 2 semesters in to this program I signed up for a very small 3 week class which is a required class. It was only 2 credits while other 6 week classes are 4 credits and typically have 1000 possible points. I immediately noticed this 2 credit class was basically 6 weeks of curriculum CRAMMED into 3 weeks and I was very stressed as to how I was going to complete the coursework and required reading, so I consulted the drop policy and dropped within the deadline for 100% refund listed on my registration confirmation. I was charged for 50% of the class! When I argued this one and included a copy of their exact words listed on my registration that I dropped within the timeline I got nowhere. Now I have to pay for this class and frankly, I'm pissed. The final straw that is making me leave Baker is this, and I feel this is very important to some people: my accounting class is basically them sending you a book, assigning you a chapter or two a week to read, and sending you assignments. THERE IS NO INSTRUCTION FROM A TEACHER. You never see a teacher actually teach. Accounting is hard and I am struggling more than need be. If this was provided information in a classroom, I think I would be doing fine. Just be aware that this online format is not the same at all as brick and mortar classes!!!!"
Anonymous - 8/8/2013
"Tell us about your college experience.I already have a BA from Michigan State University. I began attending Baker College for a different degree, this time in business, as my last degree was history. I was really disappointed with Baker. Their online system is clunky and non-intuitive. For how much money students are shelling out for this online program, I expected a much better system to work with. The courses are designed ahead of time and it doesn't matter which instructor you have, the course remains the same. I find that odd--instructors should design their own lesson plans. As it is, most of the work is high-school level and you basically get an A for effort. As someone who had tough coursework at MSU, I resent the people in my program at Baker earning degrees with mediocre work. It makes me really uneasy how many degrees are being churned out at this school (and most likely many other schools). College is not for everyone, but Baker would like you to think it is. I'm dropping this school like a hot potato.What advice can you offer other students?Always read reviews!"
Anonymous - 5/12/2013
Graduation Year: 2013
"l For every experience there are positives and then there are negatives. I've been to both campuses and online classes at Baker College. I would say I get more out of the campus classes the online classes are pretty tough. They do require a TON of APA papers (every week you will write at minimum 2 papers). The thing is every school will have their ups and downs. I can honestly say my GPA has risen since I have been excusively online, I guess I'm good at writing APA papers. I have seen other people go to other schools and compared to those schools Baker is a lot tougher. My wife currently goes to Ashworth College and I can honestly say that her school is hands down easier then mine.SO overall, I would reccommend Baker Online if you have good work ethic and know and like to write papers. Every school you go to will have ups and downs, but honestly thats life. Baker is a well known school in Michigan and although its not MSU or U of M, its still a decent school and you'll get a quality degree. Just as a heads up, this school is not a degree mill by any means. Community colleges are more of a degree mill then Baker is and I've been to a few community colleges (Jackson Community College and Spokane Falls Community College to be exact)."