Review Averages: 4.8 out of 10
Accreditation: State of Michigan
Baker College Reviews:
Saveyour money, time and sanity
massage - October 19, 2015
Horrible experience. Lazy, uncaring, unprofessional instructor. Zero support from faculty. No mention at the beginning that NOTHING transfers out and very little transfers in. If massage is you calling, explore all options. Graduation rates are less than 20% Become an indentured student...go to baker
Best of 6 colleges I've attended!
Master of Business Administration - September 6, 2015
If you take the time to read the poor reviews you'll find people saying they had to do work and they didn't like it, or maybe you'll even see the guy who left a bad review because he got a bad grade because he liked to turn his assignments in late. It's sad people who want to degrade the school because they didn't want to do the work. College isn't easy. I'm sorry for those that think no child left behind should apply to college. In the military I've attended several colleges and combined them together with Embry-Riddle for my B.S. I did like Embry-Riddle. However, not one of the colleges/universities I attended held a candle to my experience at Baker College Center for Graduate Studies. Every dollar I spent I got two dollars back in education. The work was challenging, but great! My MBA has helped me with every facet of my life. When I took my B.S. I felt like I was getting maybe 40% value for my money. With Baker I felt like I was getting closer to 95%. Yes they are accredited. Embry-Riddle holds its own prestige in its own right, and my ERAU counselor even pushed me to Baker for my MBA for more breadth. People can say what they want, but I definitely graduated feeling like I left with a true graduate education. All I can say is thank you to my great professors, and I'm sorry for the "children left behind."
Ultrasound - May 15, 2015
I have completed my BS at an accredited college in Michigan and decided to give Ultrasound a go at the Auburn Hills campus. Loved the idea of flexibility, good pay and the opportunity to make a difference. Through the whole program I had all A's. I considered myself a good student but felt the material was more of a memorizing nature vs. application. The quizzes you took, were all the questions on the tests. If you could memorize the exact questions with the exact answers there is your A. The teachers were very moody. Felt like I was in high school. They were judgmental and would make generalizations based on what you wore or where you lived. They were very hard to approach and had attitudes like they were better than you. I felt like I was in the military. In such a small program you never felt you were a team. Even the dean was on a pedestal. I would not suggest pursuing the program at this college. I felt I didn't get my moneys worth, I did not feel respected nor do I feel these are the type of people I would like to be like.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
his is the place if you want to be disrespected...
Human Resource Management - October 24, 2014
I started this school a month ago because it was close to home. I had planned on going for a few semesters and then transferring to an accredited university. Guess what they don't tell you? You credits mean nothing! You cannot transfer without wasting all that time and money for no reason. I have 2 racist instructors who are not professors, nor even seem intelligent enough to teach! They spend the time talking about themselves or yelling at students. I am middle aged and have been ridiculed and harassed for weeks! No one will help me. The Dean is a joke. I pay almost $100 each class to be subjected to a nightmare. Do not send your kids or go to this joke. And the 97% employed? Prove it! Their job fair consisted of only Lowes, Where you can make minimum wage. Really?
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Out with the efficient In with the junk
Bachelor of Computer Science - July 14, 2014
I've been attending the campus classes for almost two years now trying to complete my Bachelors in Information Technology and Security. About half way through my degree my fellow BITS students and I noticed that many of our classes were being phased out. Not in the sense of being removed from the curriculum - no. In the sense that they are FORCING us to go online to complete these classes. Many classes that require HEAVY hands on methods so that you can fully understand how parts work and how you will deal with certain programs are now shoved onto you in online format along with an overpriced book that resales for next to nothing if your lucky. Those same classes are then slowly removed from campus so you can't try and squeeze in there. All online classes are designed in the same concept of "attendance" is posting normally two times a day, five times a week to discussion boards where most of your fellow students give you little to nothing to actually "Discuss." A typical discussion goes: [A]: here is an article I found [B]: I found this interesting [C]: I too found this interesting [D]: I have to agree with [B], x is definitely the correct thing. And if you happen to find some way to inject something meaningful into that conversation it is up to the instructors discretion if your post means anything or not. You could meet the two post for five days and still get no points if the instructor didn't "FEEL" like your message contributed in any way to the discussion. While the campus classes you could have done everything and more that the online offers minus the mirage of "flexibility" of course but you actually have people and an instructor who are willing to have an intelligible talk with you on something if need be and if you run into problems you don't have to communicate via email and hope they get back to you before the deadline. Yet, they still charge the same for tuition so you get less for more, yay~
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Depends on the person
Bachelor of Computer Science - July 2, 2014
I just completed my second year at Baker. So far I have been pretty middle of the road with the college. I attended OTG classes at other colleges and with my schedule, working parent, I believe Baker Online is a better choice for me. I did have a misconception that online would somehow be easier. The posting can be difficult and I understand the frustration of APA. To be clear the frustration usually comes form APA in regards to the posting requirements. I have not been given credit on a few post because I didn't cite even though the information I posted was general knowledge. The math classes are the toughest but most of the instructors are good about keeping them going. They may seem like general obvious questions but if you post they are pretty good about giving credit. Be prepared to teach yourself and utilize outside sources for help with learning. I have an outside tutor for my math classes and in general the web has great resources for help with other classes. It is not easy and I have had pretty good luck with instructors. Grading is about 50/50 being early or on time with return grades. I have never had an instructor be late except with final grades. Some of the one star post I agree with but online schooling is for a certain type of person. I am already a professional in a field for 15 years so the degree is just for a boost to management. The Classes are 6 weeks long and it is usually over before it began. Very fast paced and there is a lot of information to digest. Mids and finals are pretty tough, maybe a little tougher then the OTG classes as I remember but that may just be because the OTG finals were many years ago and these ones come every 3 weeks. Do or don't it's not easy or for everybody so good luck either way.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Thin meatless gruel of a program
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering - July 2, 2014
I enrolled in the BSME program a few years ago after beginning a program in Florida and being forced to transfer back home to Michigan for financial reasons. I had no desire at the age of 30 to recommit myself to yet another traditional institution because I had been to too many and just wanted to get my BSME over with. So I found Baker in Flint that offered the same critical ABET accredited program as I had been in and I transferred to Flint to finish. Here is where the garbage starts. I went to my first class and I believe there were 5-6 students. The head of the program had a Masters not a PHD. The classes were very unstructured and the level of academic rigor on the subjects I was studying was significantly less than I was used to. The tests were easy. Funny almost. And I eventually would find that in my core classes maybe half of the time would be instructional and the rest would be just shootin the stuff some days. I was so mortified and disgusted with Baker that I transferred the next semester in what would be my final transfer to SVSU where I did graduate. The problem with baker is that I would argue that a lot of your peers are not competitive, the instructors are lazy, the program is too protracted and sliced up to extract maximum cash from students, the classes often DO NOT transfer to a traditional institution, the location is very unpleasant, etc. If you have to go to Baker than good luck to you but you would be far better off at a local public school or even a community college which at least will maintain a traditional academic atmosphere with transferrable courses and articulation agreements.
7 of 12 people found the following review helpful
BBA Management - June 8, 2014
It's a diploma mill. I know my work is shabby but I get A's. The teachers don't want bad reviews so they pass everybody. If they do something you don't like, you can go straight to the top and complain and get what you want.
4 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Great Online Program
BBA: Finance - April 14, 2014
Clearly some of the people posting were not in the online program, others speak of not for working parents, APA style, grading system, 5 out of 7 day posts. I believe these people are just complainers. How hard is it to have 2 posts and you get to pick which 5 days you post on and also you have until 12 midnight to do so. You can post at work, at lunch, at the restaurant ANYWHERE!!!! How is the grading system unfair when the instructor gives you a syllabus and advises you of the grading system and how EVERYTHING is weighted. APA style, if you have windows you select the writing style and it will format everything for you, cite, etc. Bakers online is so simple, like other smart, logical, people your posted great things, if you do the work you will not have any problems. I work, I am a parent, people stop complaining because you lacked the effort and dedication. Maybe online classes are not for you!
2 of 9 people found the following review helpful
A Fine School
web development - January 13, 2014
While several others have written very poor reviews of Baker here, this school is a fine school and while not everyone will benefit from it since it is 100% online, it is worthy of a truly objective review instead of the ranting of spoiled students wanting to be hand fed the material by an instructor. I have been a student at Baker Online for 3 plus years and have had several instructors and most of them are good in what they do. It is not the instructor's job to hold a college student's hand to walk them through assignments and if you can't cut the high paced environment and want to take your time getting a degree, then do NOT attend Baker Online. It is EXPECTED that you will work hard to earn your degree and while it may be true about the outages of Blackboard, most of the time this is not the staff's fault and instead a different problem that is usually solved by the student installing the proper software (browser version) to enable things to work. A great school and a great place to learn!!!
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