KASFAA Oz-Sociated Press, Spring 2002
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KASFAA School Spotlight:

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Baker University, founded in 1858, is the oldest 4-year university in Kansas and is named for Osmon Cleander Baker, a scholar and bishop. The main campus is located in Baldwin City, Kansas, about 40 miles southwest of Kansas City. Additional sites are located in Topeka, Wichita and the Kansas City area. About 800 students are in attendance at the main campus. The School of Nursing at Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center in Topeka has around 100 students. Baker offers several graduate programs, such as the MBA. The School of Professional and Graduate Studies caters mainly to adult learners in a non-traditional setting.
The faculty:student ratio on the Baldwin campus is 1:14. Class sizes range from 5 or 6 to 20. Ninety-eight percent of Baker graduates get a professional job or enter graduate schools within 6 months of graduation.

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Baker has sports programs for men and women in basketball, football, soccer, golf, tennis, track, cross-country and volleyball. The school mascot is the wildcat. The school color is definitely orange.

Nine out of ten students at Baker receive financial aid. Sixty percent of the schools undergraduates are Kansas residents.

Baker, a private 4-year university, is affiliated with the United Methodist Church.

Visit Baker University Online.

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