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Barton Community College

245 NE 30th Road, Great Bend, KS

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About
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.

Academics
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.

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Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,700. 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

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • State Residents: $1,700-$2,100
    • Out-of-State: $2,800-$3,379
  • Charges per unit:
    • In-State: $84-$100 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $120-$140 per 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 Aid84%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships80%$4,378
Receiving Student Loans35%$4,894

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 9%.

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

Community colleges often offer both career training programs and options for students to transfer-out to four year institutions, which is why the table below is so important, it compares this school against community colleges in Kansas.

 Barton Community CollegeBarton CountyKansas
Graduation Rate30.5%-34.1%
Transfer-out Rate41.6%-28.6%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program (more info)

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 (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Agriculture Operations

  • Agriculture (A)
  • Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management (A)
  • Agricultural Business
  • Agricultural Supplies, Retailing and Wholesaling
  • Agricultural Production Operations

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

Engineering Technology

  • Manufacturing Technology (C)
  • Industrial Production Technologies (A, C)
  • Hazardous Materials Management and Waste Technology (A)
  • Environmental Control Technologies

English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Legal Professions and Studies

  • Pre-Law Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Military Technology

  • Command & Control (C3, C4I Systems and Operations) (C)

Natural Resources and Conservation

Personal and Culinary Services

  • Funeral Service

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

  • Police Science (A)
  • Security and Protective Services (A, C)
  • Fire Science

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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