Bakers Rapid Growth Is Unabated

November 7, 2003
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MUSKEGON — Continuing the trend of recent years of double-digit growth, Baker College of Muskegon recorded a more than 20 percent increase in student enrollment for the fall quarter 2003 from the previous year.

New student enrollment at Baker College of Muskegon increased by 21.5 percent over the same period last year.

Total combined enrollment for Baker College of Muskegon and its Fremont satellite campus rose from about 3,400 students a year ago to the present 4,076 students.

"Enrollment at our Muskegon campus has been steadily increasing because of our focus on programs that train and educate individuals for careers in high demand fields such as education and health sciences," said Rick Amidon, the president of Baker College of Muskegon.

More than 900 students are now enrolled in the college's health sciences programs this fall, and 30 new students have entered Baker's new radiologic technology program.

Muskegon is one of Baker College's 12 campuses, offering two- and four-year programs as well as master's degrees and certifications in business, health science, education, human services and a variety of technical fields.

The largest private college in Michigan, Baker College experienced a systemwide enrollment increase of 15 percent for fall quarter 2003 over fall quarter 2002. Total enrollment statewide is now more than 29,000 students.

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