Barton County Community College

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Barton County Community College in Great Bend, Kansas employs the latest education technology and methodologies to provide a highly customized learning environment and experienced designed to ensure each student receives the best career training education possible.

Barton County Community College provides individualized professional certificate and associate’s degree programs in Graphic Design, Early Childhood Education, Automotive Technology, Phlebotomy, Medical Assisting as well as several other career fields.

The faculty to student ratio at Barton is relatively low, when compared with other higher education institutions in the area, so students receive a lot of one-on-one attention from their instructors and are able to set their own learning pace. The community college employs the latest technology including several SMART classrooms, on-campus labs and a planetarium.

For working student who just don’t have the time to fit a classroom education into their schedules, Barton County Community College offers online courses or a hybrid program, which combines an on-campus education with online courses that can be completed off campus.

In addition to a large selection of career training certificates and degrees, Barton also provides GED, ESL and Continuing Education classes.

Even through Barton isn’t a major university, it offers students over 30 student clubs and organizations they can join, complimented by a variety of student oriented extracurricular activities.

As is the case for most community colleges, tuition for in-state residents is lower than for out-of-state residents. The school provides a variety of financial assistance programs for veteran’s as well as those who can’t afford college.

General Information

Admission Office

245 North East 30th Road

Great Bend, KS 67530-9283

(620) 792-2701

(800) 722-6842

Fax: (620) 786-1160

[email protected]

Contact: Todd Moore

Director of Marketing
Main Address

245 North East 30th Road

Great Bend, KS 67530-9283

(620) 792-2701

Total undergrads: 3,900

Degree-seeking undergrads: 3,060


Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $2,492 $2,596 $2,674 $2,544 -4.86%
Books and Supplies $830 $868 $1,036 $1,098 +5.98%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $5,100 $4,876 $7,341 $7,202 -1.89%
Other $4,542 $6,194 $2,955 $3,441 +16.45%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $5,100 $4,876 $7,341 $9,003 +22.64%
Other $4,542 $6,194 $2,955 $3,441 +16.45%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $12,964 $14,534 $14,006 $14,285 +1.99%
In-state Off Campus $12,964 $14,534 $14,006 $16,086 +14.85%
In-state with Family $3,322 $3,464 $3,710 $3,642 -1.83%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 233 77%
Grant or scholarship aid 223 73% $944,939 $4,237
• Federal grants 92 30% $395,708 $4,301
• Pell grants 92 30% $376,608 $4,094
• Other federal grants 22 7% $19,100 $868
State/local government grant or scholarships 2 1% $1,500 $750
Institutional grants or scholarships 195 64% $547,731 $2,809
Student loan aid 93 31% $454,604 $4,888
• Federal student loans 93 31% $454,604 $4,888
• Other student loans 0 0% $0

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 426 156
Agriculture 3
Agribusiness/agricultural Business Operations 3
Agricultural Production Operations
Agricultural/farm Supplies Retailing and Wholesaling
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 5
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 5
Wildlife Biology
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 41
Accounting 6
Accounting Technology/technician and Bookkeeping 3
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science Programs 3
Business Administration and Management 2
Business/commerce 21
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration 6
Communication and Journalism Programs 1
Journalism 1
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Computing and Information Sciences 1
Computer and Information Sciences
Computer Science
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 1
Information Science/studies
Education 11
Education 11
Engineering 3
Engineering 3
Engineering Technology 18 81
Environmental Control Technologies/technicians, Other
Hazardous Materials Management and Waste Technology/technician 7
Industrial Production Technologies/technicians, Other 11 46
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/technician 35
English Language, Composition and Literature/letters 2
English Language and Literature 2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Foreign Languages and Literatures 1
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 82 69
Athletic Training/trainer 5
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist
Clinical/medical Laboratory Technician 11
Dietetic Technician
Dietetics/dietitian 5
Dietitian Assistant 9
Emergency Medical Technology/technician (emt Paramedic) 17
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
Health Information/medical Records Administration/administrator
Health/medical Preparatory Programs, Other 9
Home Health Aide/home Attendant
Licensed Practical/vocational Nurse Training 34
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/coder 18
Medical Office Assistant/specialist 1
Medical Transcription/transcriptionist 6
Medical/clinical Assistant 5
Medication Aide
Nursing Assistant/aide and Patient Care Assistant/aide
Pharmacy Technician/assistant 2
Pre-dentistry Studies
Pre-medicine/pre-medical Studies 1
Pre-nursing Studies 2
Pre-occupational Therapy Studies
Pre-pharmacy Studies 1
Pre-physical Therapy Studies
Pre-veterinary Studies
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 25
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 14
Criminal Justice/police Science 9
Fire Science/fire-fighting 2
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other 3
Human Services 3
Public Administration
Social Work 3
Legal and Law Studies
Pre-law Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 215
General Studies 84
Humanities/humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 131
Mathematics and Statistics
Mechanics and Repairers 2 5
Automobile/automotive Mechanics Technology/technician 2 5
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences
Command & Control (c3, C4i) Systems and Operations
Natural Resources and Conservation
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 10
Health and Physical Education/fitness 3
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 1
Sport and Fitness Administration/management 6
Personal and Culinary Services
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science
Physical Sciences
Physical Sciences
Psychology 5
Psychology 5
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts 7
Art/art Studies 6
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts
Graphic Design 1
Visual and Performing Arts
Work and Family Studies 3
Child Care and Support Services Management 3
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Special requirements for medical laboratory technician, nursing, and mobile intensive care technician programs. ACT, SAT, ASSET or ACCUPLACER required for placement in math or English courses.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agricultural Production A,C
Agriculture – General A

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General A
Dance A
Drama/Theater Arts A
Graphic Design A,C
Music – General A

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology A
Wildlife Biology A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A
Accounting Technology A,C
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Business – General A,C
Human Resources Management A
Operations Management A

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric A
Journalism A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science A
Data Processing Technology A,C
Information Sciences/Systems A


Education – General A


Engineering – General A

Engineering Technologies

Computer Systems A,C
Hazardous Materials Management A,C

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General A

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Management A,C

Foreign Language & Literature

Foreign Language & Literature – General A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine A
Clinical Laboratory Science A
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology A
Dietician Assistant A,C
Emergency Medical Technology A,C
Health Aide C
Health Services – General A
Health and Medical Administrative Services A
Home Attendant C
Medical Assistance A,C
Medical Records Administration A
Medication Aide C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Nursing Assistance C
Predentistry A
Premedicine A
Prenursing A
Prepharmacy A
Preveterinary Medicine A


History – General A

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A
Liberal Arts & Sciences A


Mathematics – General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Automotive Technology A,C

Military Techonologies

Military Technologies A

Natural Resources & Conservation

Forestry – General A

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences A
Health/Physical Fitness A
Sport/Fitness Administration A

Personal & Culinary Services

Funeral Services/Mortuary Science A

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy A

Physical Sciences

Chemistry A
Physical Sciences – General A
Physics A


Psychology – General A

Public Administration & Services

Public Administration A
Social Work A

Security & Protective Services

Fire Science/Firefighting A,C
Police Science A,C
Security Services Management A,C
Security and Protective Services A,C

Social Sciences

Anthropology A
Economics A
Political Science/Government A
Sociology A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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