FLINT — Baker College has been named as offering one of the nation’s top 20 best online bachelor’s computer science programs by TheBestSchools.org, an independent organization that provides information and resources about colleges and careers.
Programs were selected based on their quality, types of courses provided, strength of faculty and school awards, rankings and reputation.
“Baker College Online strives to provide the best programs, so we are gratified by this recognition,” said Jill Langen, Ph.D., Baker College Online and Center for Graduate Studies president. “The demand for computer science graduates is expected to remain high. The availability of our 100 percent online program is making this award-winning training accessible to students interested in computer science careers.”
The curriculum is based on guidance from industry professionals and updated continuously to prepare students for 21st century jobs.
Through classwork, hands-on training and field-based educational experience, students gain skills in software development, Internet communications, network and database administration, along with foundational knowledge in computer science.
To better ensure student success, first-time online students take an introductory course that provides information about campus services, college technology, policies and procedures, and learning and study strategies.
Baker College Online is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, which assures that credits earned are recognized and meet high standards of educational quality.
One of the jobs for which the computer science program prepares graduates is software development. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, software developers earned an average annual wage of $99,530 in 2014, and employment is projected to grow 22 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations.
The largest private college in Michigan, Baker College is a not-for-profit higher education institution serving more than 23,000 students on multiple campuses and online. Baker grants certificates and associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in more than 150 programs across diverse academic fields, including business, health sciences, engineering, information technology, education and human services. Some 97 percent of available graduates are employed. Baker also provides its graduates lifetime employment assistance free.