Barton County Community College

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School Overview

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

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.

Barton County Community College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(620) 792-2701
Type of School:2-year, Public
Address:245 NE 30th Road, Great Bend, KS 67530
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:4,352
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:20 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:2,627 (60% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$3,328
Out-of-state Tuition:$4,320
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:84%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$4,722

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Barton County Community College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Barton County Community College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences45
Biological and Biomedical Sciences2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services26
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services14
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields53
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
Health Professions and Related Programs1320
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service23
Legal Professions and Studies1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities3
Mathematics and Statistics1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians21
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies3
Personal and Culinary Services1
Philosophy and Religious Studies1
Physical Sciences3
Precision Production1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions2
Social Sciences5
Visual and Performing Arts6
Grand total3281

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Barton County Community College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services14
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services11
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences11
Health Professions and Related Programs58
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service22
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Social Sciences2
Grand total1021

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Barton County Community College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,364

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid43184%
Grant or scholarship aid41380%$4,722
Student loan aid16833%$4,375

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid1,67433%$3,182
Federal student loans50310%$5,098

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Barton County Community College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Barton County Community College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants000
Percent admitted%%%
Percent admitted who enrolled%%%

Admissions Considerations

Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Barton County Community College Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment4,352
Undergraduate enrollment4,352
Graduate enrollment0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Barton County Community College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does 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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