Baker tops list again
For the fourth straight year, Baker is the only school in Kansas listed among the Midwest's top regional universities by a national magazine that annually ranks the best colleges.
U.S. News and World Report ranked Baker in its top tier of Midwestern universities in a 12-state region. Baker was ranked 31st.
"I'm pleased that our programs and faculty again have been recognized for their quality," said Baker University President Daniel Lambert. "The University's ranking in the magazine is one of many reasons Baker is able to attract outstanding students."
The magazine defines a regional school as one that provides a full-range of undergraduate and master's level programs. The ranking is based on several key measures of academic quality, including: academic reputation, retention, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate performances and alumni-giving rate. The magazine collects its date from the colleges and several other sources.
Baker has received a distinguished ranking in the magazine for the last several years, and also has been recognized for its value by Money magazine and Barron's Best Buys in College Education.