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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 $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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||84%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||80%||$4,378|
|Receiving Student Loans||35%||$4,894|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 23%.
Admissions, Academics, & 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 College||Barton County||Kansas|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program (more info)
- Accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1981)
- Find all the other nursing programs in Kansas
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,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Natural Resources and Conservation
Personal and Culinary Services
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Barton Community College.
- Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson, KS (50 miles away)
- Pratt Community College in Pratt, KS (52 miles away)
- North Central Kansas Technical College in Beloit, KS (80 miles away)
- Dodge City Community College in Dodge City, KS (83 miles away)
- Cloud County Community College in Concordia, KS (98 miles away)