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Baker College Closing Some Campuses In Consolidation Plan

January 11, 2019 - 8:18 am

FLINT TOWNSHIP (WWJ/AP) - Major changes are coming to Baker College.

Baker College plans to close several of its Michigan campuses as part of a consolidation effort that's designed to strengthen its future educational offerings.

A representative says a plan is underway to consolidate Baker's Allen Park, Auburn Hills and Clinton Township campuses by the end of August 2020. Students at the three impacted schools will move to the site of Baker’s new centralized, anchor institution -- but that location hasn't been finalized.  

The school also plans to close its Flint Township campus and move operations to its Owosso campus.

A school statement says: "Brick-and-mortar campuses are not obsolete but evolving." It says the school "will be able to combine resources and student bodies resulting in a more focused, streamlined enterprise for the next century."

Affected students will get scholarship packages.

Baker College traces its roots back more than 100 years to Flint.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.