MUSKEGON, ILLINOIS -- I attended this college for a year. The on campus housing is overpriced and overall awful. The teachers are even worse! The Muskegon campus only has one instructor for the mandatory intro to food service class, if she doesn't like you, you're screwed. She purposely downgraded me on group assignments, giving me 35% all while giving my teammates 85% and up.
When I attempted to report this, the secretary of the dean of the culinary department told me it was my fault I failed, that I needed to take responsibility for my failure, and that she wasn't going to allow me to apply for another chance at the class. When I spoke to one of the counselors at the school, they said it was either switch my major or uproot my life there to move hours north to Allen Park, where the only other one of these classes was held.
ONLINE, MICHIGAN -- DO NOT GO TO BAKER. I attended the Baker college for about 3 years online courses. At first, they had six weeks accelerated program then just recently they changed it to eight weeks and raised the price to about $520, from 1K to $1520. Since I only have 6 classes left to complete the degree I figured, why not? I was very excited to finish my degree until I signed up for the Accounting Class with Michael ** (instructor). Michael loads the class to the point that no one in the class is able to finish all of the assignments regularly.
He releases two chapters every Sunday night and his expectations are that you already participate in the discussions (pages of discussion) and the first assignment is on Wednesday (usually 2 pages) second on Friday (homework) and third on Sunday research. As a working people taking online classes there is no way anyone can keep up with the amount of work.
Michael also grades homework on the basis of English, not Accounting and if you missed in-text citation or APA or even a or your grade will go down drastically. After we raised the issue with the Baker College the Director online Ame ** is not going to take time to talk to you, her (I called it) secretary is blaming class instead of researching of what is going on. The Dean of online program answered he can't help after I asked for help. All in all, Baker is no no no. People if you want to sign up for this school you will be making a huge mistake.
FLINT, MICHIGAN -- Baker College has a total nightmare admissions department. Despite having a High School diploma that want me to take a "FastTrack" math test which actually a class through Khan Academy. First the class doesn't even show up on my class list so I have to access it via a direct link. The name FastTrack is totally misleading. You can only complete 1% every 16 hours. Factor in sleeping and you will progress at 1% per day or 100 days!!! Most college give a simple math test that can be included in anywhere from 10 minutes to 4 hours. Totally ridiculous. Whoever heard of a 100 day math quiz??? If you go to Baker College you will regret it. I promise you!!
FLINT, MICHIGAN -- This seriously is the worst college I have ever seen. How they can still be accredited, this school messes with your schedule, doesn't tell you what you need until after class has started. Then when there are exams or quizzes, none of the material in the books or paper were on there. The instructors are never available for questions. The others in my Anatomy/Physiology 1 and 2 have already taken the class 2 other times. This speaks volumes.
AUBURN HILLS, MICHIGAN -- DO NOT GO TO ANY BAKER COLLEGE! None of your courses or a degree that you obtain from Baker College will transfer to any other College or University. Your degree from Baker College will not get you into Michigan State, University of Michigan, Oakland University or any out-of-state school. The Government needs to stop lending money to students who attend this and other "diploma mill" schools.
The school has one of the lowest graduation rates in the Country, they cannot get decent internships, the school will promise you the moon, they just want the money. Please do your research if you want to attend this school. It sucks! And if you borrow money you will owe a lot and you won't have a decent job.
OWOSSO, MICHIGAN -- Baker College Nursing exists for one reason, to enrich the college, and to weed out as many candidates as possible before you actually have a chance to graduate. The instruction is an absolute joke and in some cases hostile and demeaning. Their teachers don't teach. They expect all material to be learned outside of class and give sketchy instructions as to what they want. As far as classroom teaching goes? Forget it! None of them know the first thing about properly presenting material in a classroom setting. I would love to give names, but I probably shouldn't. Just make sure that if you want to be a nurse, go to a REAL nursing school.
Baker prides itself on its NCLEX pass rate. Yeah, because that's all that they prepare you for how to take a stupid test after you've wasted thousands of dollars on their useless school. The only thing that is worse is the incredible ARROGANCE among the staff there. They are God's gift to nursing, and don't you forget it. Petty, hard, vindictive, the absolute worst. DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES GO TO BAKER COLLEGE FOR NURSING!!!
OWOSSO, MICHIGAN -- I came to Baker for a new start, when I got the tour of campus I fell in love, at first it was not a bad school. When classes started my hopes quickly dropped. I went for the Ultrasound program and I was told that my grades for Anatomy (B) was good enough to get into the program, and I was set. When the time came around for getting accepted into the program I was told I had no chance at all of getting in because of my low Anatomy grade. When I scheduled my classes I asked many time if I should retake the Anatomy class and get a higher grade, but they all said the same thing, "You are going to get in with that grade, all you need is a B-."
Well let me tell you this is a lie. If you do not get an A in the Anatomy classes you will not make it into the Diagnostic Program. They will tell you your grade is fine just to make sure you keep attending, but when the time comes around for acceptance you will not get in, and then you will be sucked into spending more time and money on retaking the class. DO NOT GO HERE.
AUBURN HILLS, MICHIGAN -- First of all, I'd like to discourage anyone who is even thinking about going to Baker College in regards to the medical field. All of Baker College medical programs sucks, and require ridiculous GPA requirements and has inadequate externship training. You're not going to learn much that will enable you to find employment.
The Registered Nurse program is 5 years, with at least a year wait list. Echocardiograph program have ridiculous GPA requirements, and during your last year; you can get kick out of a program just because a worker at one of your clinical sites complain about you, be it justifiable or not. They will kick you out and then investigate later. So, any bad word from anyone about you is your ticket out the door.
Secondly, Baker College's Career Center is another joke and sham. They won't help you find a job. Only teacher's pets get this privilege. They will help you pretty much only with resume editing. They will make you depressed and feel like it's your own fault that you can't get a job. They will tell you a bunch of lies to make you feel like you're the only one that doesn't or can't find work in your field. Total waste of life here.
Current students, you need to figure out a way to leave! The "Career Advisers" they are all salesmen and sales women, advocating for Baker College. If you don't have a clear vision of what you want to do or study for, they will manipulate you into picking useless degrees, such as their Bachelors of Health Service Administration degree, which has NO core business classes like Micro and Macroeconomics, and Accounting I and II. However, they still charge you the 4-year degree price. Really? They will steer you towards a wreck in the end. A lot of student debt, and living in poverty.
I have 2 degrees from Baker College. I spent 6 years of my life at this worthless place. Baker College sounds like a bakery school. Some place that makes cakes and creme puffs. Believe me, they'll make a cake and creme puff out of you. No one respects or even knows anything about "Baker College", especially outside of Michigan. It's a creme puff place to employers, so it ought to be a creme puff place to you too. Ask yourself, would you hire someone with an engineering degree from a place named "Baker College"? Please! LOL!
Many colleges won't even accept Baker's credits either, that ought to tell you something. That's because your so-called education is unacceptable! It's crap, they've just told you, that you'd better throw that degree in the trash and start all over! Go to a community college and grab all the cheap credits you can and can think of, and then transfer those to a reputable four year university. That's the only way to go, folks.
ONLINE, MICHIGAN -- I graduated form ground campus, with AA degree on General Business on 2009. When I register with them, they told me they are going to help me to find a job. But at that time I did not need it because I was working, but when I lost my job and I need it/them to help me, they were not there for me. They just direct you to their websites, where suppose different companies they are hiring, but I don't see to get hired. So I decided to get back to college to get my BA degree but this time I am taking online classes.
Again according to their advertisement, it say that the online classes are flexible, which when I got in I thought it was okay, until I got some instructors who don't give you credit for the work because is five minutes late - so I don't call that flexible. If a class is six week, or 12 weeks, the student should be able to tuned their work at any time before the weeks are over, like Phoenix University do it, because most online students are adult working student.
Yes you do the time management, but there are days that things don't work the way you planned. For example you have sick children, or you are six, and if you attend it halfway in class and you get sick, you have no choice but to drop out and don't get any money back. But if the student turned the work before the weeks are over, it gives the student more time to do their home work. For example, most of us, we have two days off work - in those two days, most students spend it to catch up with the homework and assignment.
There been many classes I have to drop out because of the "Flexibility"! I have five more classes to graduate with BA degree, and I don't expect them to find me a job, especially now I lived in Florida, because they already told me that they don't work with companies out of Michigan where their home state is.
I attended Baker College Online for three years and I obtained my Bachelors Degree last Spring. Although I had a pretty good experience, looking back on it, I would have gone to a traditional college or university had I put more thought into it. The good thing about Baker is their curriculum can be compared to that of a top 10 university or college, I know this because I work at one. I didn't attend school there because they don't offer online degrees.
All of the professors that I had at Baker held at least a Master's degree; most of them had a PhD. I had a few bad instructors, one did not interact with the class at all and the other two were just messy. That is a vague word, but it is the only one I can think of to describe them right now.
I do feel like the quality of the education I received at Baker was excellent; however, Baker is not flexible and this is what many adults are looking for in an online setting. The participation requirements become unreasonable especially when you have a professor that wants detailed responses (150-200 words minimum) at least two times a day, 5 days a week. Since participation often makes up 30-40% of your overall grade, you can receive really bad scores because of this. THAT IS A MAJOR DOWNSIDE TO BAKER COLLEGE. In addition to this, some of the professors expect you to submit homework assignments 4-5 times a week and this is extreme for an online school.
The other downside to Baker is the cost. They boast about how their classes are cheaper than most institutions, and they are BUT you have to have more credit hours to graduate so it ends up being a little bit less or about the same in cost. It will also take you much longer to graduate unless you are constantly going to school all year with no breaks because they operate in quarter hours. I had an OK experience at Baker and as stated before, I learned a lot. I already have a job making twice the amount that I earned before I graduated; however, I would not recommend the school to working adults with families at all.