Baker College of Muskegon

Tel: (231)777-8800
4,021 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 4,021 students (64% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 39:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% 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 104 teachers has grown by 116% 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
Total Faculty 104 staff
59 staff
Baker College of Muskegon Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 4,021 teachers has declined by 19% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 39:1 has decreased from 90:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 31% over five years.
Total Enrollment
4,021 students
1,282 students
Baker College of Muskegon Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 39:1
22:1
Baker College of Muskegon student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
2,592 students
810 students
Baker College of Muskegon Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,429 students
1,017 students
Baker College of Muskegon Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Baker College of Muskegon Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
# Undergraduate Students 2,585 students 784 students
# Graduate Students 7 students 23 students
Baker College of Muskegon sta graduate
% Asian
1%
2%
% Hispanic
4%
7%
Baker College of Muskegon Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
10%
12%
Baker College of Muskegon Black (2006-2013)
% White
81%
57%
% Two or more races
5%
2%
Baker College of Muskegon Ethnicity Breakdown
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 0.53
Baker College of Muskegon Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $8,100 is more than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,100 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $8,100 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,100 $10,294
Total Dormitory Capacity 749 255
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 95%
89%
Baker College of Muskegon % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
For Michigan public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,508 per year for in-state students and $5,995 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $11,883 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Michigan is 81%. 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 0.53. The most diverse community college in Michigan is Lansing Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.