Baker University

Private, Four-years School Located in Baldwin City, KS

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How much is the BU tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, BU's tuition & fees is $33,900.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $49,830 when a student lives on-campus.

BU Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$33,900
Books & Supplies Costs$1,300
On-campus Room & Board$9,440
On-campus Expenses$5,190
Off-campus Room & Board$8,440
Off-campus Expenses$5,190
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$36,367

How Much Does it Cost to Go to BU for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $154,222 at BU. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $213,859. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $126,935.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$35,668$50,408$30,305
Sophomore (2024-25)$37,527$52,380$31,228
Junior (2025-26)$39,484$54,449$32,195
Senior (2026-27)$41,543$56,621$33,207
4 Years Total$154,222$213,859$126,935
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$37,527$52,380$31,228
Sophomore (2025-26)$39,484$54,449$32,195
Junior (2026-27)$41,543$56,621$33,207
Senior (2027-28)$43,709$58,902$34,266
4 Years Total$162,263$222,352$130,896
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$39,484$54,449$32,195
Sophomore (2026-27)$41,543$56,621$33,207
Junior (2027-28)$43,709$58,902$34,266
Senior (2028-29)$45,988$61,296$35,376
4 Years Total$170,724$231,268$135,043
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$41,543$56,621$33,207
Sophomore (2027-28)$43,709$58,902$34,266
Junior (2028-29)$45,988$61,296$35,376
Senior (2029-30)$48,386$63,810$36,538
4 Years Total$179,626$240,628$139,386
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$43,709$58,902$34,266
Sophomore (2028-29)$45,988$61,296$35,376
Junior (2029-30)$48,386$63,810$36,538
Senior (2030-31)$50,909$66,449$37,756
4 Years Total$188,992$250,456$143,935

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, BU' tuition is higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Kansas, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $20,803.
Baker University$33,900
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Kansas Four-years Colleges$15,906
Public Schools$5,756$8,834
Private Schools$20,803

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between BU and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Baker UniversityBaldwin City, KS$33,900$12,246
The University of Texas at TylerTyler, TX$25,198$17,408
Oklahoma Wesleyan UniversityBartlesville, OK$31,466$10,995
Gonzaga UniversitySpokane, WA$53,500$20,244
University of Alaska AnchorageAnchorage, AK$21,693$21,182
University of Washington-Bothell CampusBothell, WA$41,913$32,427
Emerson CollegeBoston, MA$55,392$34,352
Molloy CollegeRockville Centre, NY$37,840$26,270
Samford UniversityBirmingham, AL$38,144$22,604
DeVry University-CaliforniaOntario, CA$17,488$17,552
DeVry University-GeorgiaDecatur, GA$17,488$17,552

Financial Aid and COA

At Baker University, 992 students (64%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $19,107.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at BU is $30,723 for students living on-campus and $29,723 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 217 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $23,294 and the average amount of student loans is $7,855.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$49,830
COA (off-campus)$48,830
Tuition & Fees$33,900
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$15,930
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$14,930
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$30,723
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$29,723
Average Financial Aid$19,107
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship99264%$19,107
Pell Grants34923%$4,389
Federal Student Loan68845%$7,274
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid217100%-
Grants or Scholarships217100%$23,294
Federal Grants6028%$5,325
Pell Grants6028%$4,756
Other Federal Grants5124%$669
State/Local Grants8740%$3,132
Institutional Grants217100%$20,566
Student Loan Aid14567%$7,855
Federal Student Loans14366%$5,471
Other Student Loans2712%$13,208

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

BU's acceptance rate is 99.06%. A total of 637 applicants applied to and 631 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 219 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 34.71%.
To apply to BU, 3 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 2 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank and Completion of college-preparatory program. SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
Acceptance Rate99.06%99.64%98.61%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)34.71%41.09%29.78%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsNeither Required Nor Recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

Student Population

Baker University has a total of 2,105 students including 1,509 undergraduate and 596 graduate students. By gender, there are 941 male students and 1,423 female students attending BU. The school offers online degree programs and 768 students enrolled online exclusively (36.48% of all students).
Total2,364 9411,423
Undergraduate1,544 667877
Graduate820 274546

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address615 Dearborn Street, Baldwin City, KS
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered60 Programs
Online Program Offered19 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered13 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate91.75%
Student Population2,105
Graduation Rate47%
Transfer-out Rate38%
Retention Rate80% (Full-time), 50% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate13 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties76 (Full-time), 199 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs251 (Full-time), 230 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$59,424
Average Staff Salary$46,039