Barton Community College

245 NE 30th Road, Great Bend, KS

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Barton Community College, located in Great Bend, Kansas, was founded in 1965 through a vote passed by residents of Barton County. The school was originally known as Barton County Community College, but changed its name is subsequent years. The school operates and maintains two campuses, Barton County Campus and Fort Riley Campus, each of which is equipped with facilities that are up to date and facilitate skill development and growth. The school is dedicated to providing quality services and education, constantly refining and updating programs to meet the needs of modern and future students.

Barton County Community College offers a variety of programs that are designed to meet the needs of the student population and residents of the school's service area. Career training and technical programs prepare individuals for entry into the workforce as qualified professionals. This is accomplished through the imparting of knowledge and development of skills necessary for employment in one's chosen field. Individuals will take traditional classroom courses alongside practical courses that develop skills and perfect the methods and techniques used in the workplace. A program will take between one and two years to complete, resulting a degree or certificate that demonstrates competency.

Students interested in academic transfer will complete the freshman and sophomore years of a four year education, after which the student will submit applications for transfer to four year colleges and universities in order to complete the final two years and earn one's bachelor's degree. Transfer to Kansas public institution is facilitated through agreements in place that allow for ease of admission. Individuals choosing to transfer to out of state or private institutions should meet with a counselor in order to develop a curriculum that best meets the varying admissions requirements of such schools.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid
Barton Community College is a public, two year, open enrollment institution that allows any individuals wishing to enroll to do so if they are 18 years of age or older or have a high school diploma or equivalent. Individuals will submit an application for admissions, supply transcripts and test scores if available and pay all incurred fees. Students also may be required to take a placement exam prior to registration. The school also suggests meeting with a counselor to discuss goals, program enrollment and curriculum.

Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Students in need of financial assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information from which will be used by the school to determine the extent of a student's financial needs and aid program eligibility when constructing a financial aid packet. Aid must be reapplied for prior to each academic year.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $9,900. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range:
    • State Residents: $2,200-$2,600
    • Out-of-State: $3,200-$3,802
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • State Residents: $100-$120 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $130-$160 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid70%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships67%$4,251
Receiving Student Loans25%$5,204

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Barton Community College may offer services like those listed below:

  • Online course work available
  • Remedial courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Work study style employment
  • Assistance to find work
  • Child care

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Many community colleges are not only a source of technical or career training but also a stepping stone for students to transfer-out to a 4-year college, therefore we have included both graduation and transfer rates below and how this school compares against other community colleges in Barton County and the community colleges in Kansas as a whole.

 Barton Community CollegeBarton CountyKansas
Graduation Rate29.6%29.7%33.7%
Transfer-out Rate15.1%15.1%23.5%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1981)
    • Find all the other nursing programs in Kansas

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences



Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

    Legal Professions and Studies

    Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Mathematics and Statistics

    Mechanic and Repair Technology

    Military Technology

    Natural Resources and Conservation

    Personal and Culinary Services

    Philosophy and Religious Studies

    Physical Sciences

    Precision Production


    Public Administration and Social Services

    Recreation and Fitness Studies

    Security and Protective Services

    Social Sciences

    Visual and Performing Arts

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