Baker College of Muskegon

Tel: (231)777-8800
4,476 students
Private not-for-profit
Baker College of Muskegon is nestled in western Michigan along the beautiful shoreline of Lake Michigan and its scenic sandy beaches. Students can take advantage of Muskegon Lake, Bear Lake, and Mona Lake, as well as nearby parks and recreation areas for hiking, boating, skiing, snowmobiling, and camping. The mission of Baker College is to provide quality higher education and training which enable graduates to be successful throughout challenging and rewarding careers. Baker College offers highly effective academic programs which are accessible, market-driven, career-focused, and which lead to employment and career advancement for its students.
School Highlights:
Baker College of Muskegon serves 4,476 students (69% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 23%.
Baker College of Muskegon is one of 2 community colleges within Muskegon County, MI.
The nearest community college is Muskegon Community College (0.2 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Baker College of Muskegon Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private not-for-profit Public

Student Body

The student population of 4,476 teachers has declined by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 68:1 has decreased from 104:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has declined by 31% over five years.
Total Enrollment
4,476 students
1,303 students
Baker College of Muskegon Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
3,068 students
834 students
Baker College of Muskegon Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 1,408 students
1,040 students
Baker College of Muskegon Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Baker College of Muskegon sch enrollment Baker College of Muskegon sta enrollment
# Undergraduate Students 4,467 students 1,275 students
# Graduate Students 9 students 42 students
Baker College of Muskegon sch graduate Baker College of Muskegon sta graduate
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
1%
2%
Baker College of Muskegon Asian (2008-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
3%
7%
Baker College of Muskegon Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
7%
11%
Baker College of Muskegon Black (2006-2012)
% White
88%
66%
Baker College of Muskegon White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
-
2%
Baker College of Muskegon More (2010-2011)
Baker College of Muskegon sch ethnicity Baker College of Muskegon sta ethnicity
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.22 0.44
Baker College of Muskegon Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $7,740 is more than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,740 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $7,740 $5,890
Baker College of Muskegon In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,740 $10,047
Baker College of Muskegon Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
For Michigan public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,200 per year for in-state students and $7,502 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $9,641 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Michigan is 78%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Michigan community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.38, which is lower than the national average of 0.44. The most diverse community college in Michigan is Lansing Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.