Baker University is a private liberal arts university located in Baldwin City, Kansas. Founded in 1858, it was the first four-year university in Kansas and is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Baker University is made up of four schools. The College of Arts and Sciences and the undergraduate courses in the School of Education (SOE) are located on the campus in Baldwin City, Kansas. The School of Professional and Graduate Studies (SPGS) and the graduate branch of the SOE serve nontraditional students on campuses in Overland Park, Kansas, and online. The School of Nursing, which is operated in partnership with Stormont Vail Health in Topeka, offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and an online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN).
Enrollment in all four schools has grown to a student population more than 3,000, with about 900 students on the Baldwin City campus. The College of Arts and Sciences offers more than 40 areas of undergraduate study. The School of Education offers several master's degree programs in addition to doctoral degrees in educational leadership (PK-12), higher education, and instructional design and performance technology. The School of Professional and Graduate Studies offers associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees in business administration, organizational leadership, sports management, accounting, psychology, and criminal justice.