Baker College Online Enrollment Rising

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Baker College Online officials today announced a 1.2 percent increase in fall enrollment compared to the same period in 2009, signifying a steady and continued upward student enrollment trend. A total of 5,318 undergraduate students attended online classes exclusively during fall quarter 2010.

“Our steadily increasing numbers are an indication that individuals continue to see the advantages of an online education,” said Julia Teahen, president of Baker College Online. “At Baker College Online, in addition to flexibility, affordability and accessibility, we offer the types of programs that will enhance or advance a career. Case in point is our new bachelor’s degree in game software development program, which focuses on leading programming technologies. According to the Entertainment Software Association, entertainment software is one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S. economy.”

A total of 50,816 students throughout the Baker College system took Baker Online classes this fall quarter. This total includes:

* 6,181 students who took 100 percent of their classes online, including 5,318 undergraduate students and a total of 863 MBA, MSIS, MOT and DBA students
* 8,335 students who took a combination of online classes and campus-based classes
* 36,300 students who took campus-based classes that also included online coursework, a 15.8 percent increase over fall 2009

Baker College Online and the Baker College Center for Graduate Studies are part of Flint-based 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. The Baker Online MBA program is nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s usnews.com “E-Learning 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 not-for-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. For more information, visit www.baker.edu.

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