Baker College Online reports spring quarter enrollment increase

— Baker College Online officials recently announced a 5.8 percent increase in 2010 spring quarter online enrollment compared to the same period in 2009. A total of 4,957 undergraduate students attended online classes exclusively during spring quarter 2010, with new student enrollment up 10.1 percent over last year.

“As the job market continues to change, a Baker College Online education becomes more and more valuable to individuals who want to continue their education, but are unable to meet campus schedules, or take time from work and family obligations,” said Dr. Julia Teahen, president, Baker College Online.

A total of 40,205 students throughout the Baker College system took Baker Online classes this spring quarter. This total includes: 5,810 students who took 100 percent of their classes online, including 4,957 undergraduate students and 853 graduate students; 8,370 students who took a combination of online classes and campus-based classes; and 26,025 students who took campus based classes that also included online coursework, a 28 percent increase over spring 2009.

Baker College Online and the Baker College Center for Graduate Studies are part of Baker College, the largest private college in Michigan. Both are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Center for Graduate Studies MBA program is also accredited by the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

The Baker Online MBA program is nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s “ELearning Online Graduate Programs: Business – Regionally Accredited Programs,” and has been ranked as one of the first established, largest and best value online MBA programs in the nation. Baker College is a non-profit higher education institution, serving more than 43,000 students on 12 campuses and in four satellite locations. Baker grants certificates and associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business, health sciences, education and human service, and various technical fields, as well as a doctorate of business administration.

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Natalie Blythe

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