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 Barton Community College 

Name: Barton Community College
President: Carl Heilman
City: Great Bend
State: KS
Type: Public
Campus Setting: Rural, Fringe
Year Established: 1969

Governing Board Website 

Barton Community College

Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2013 IPEDS Data

2013 Fall Credit Enrollment
Total: 5,210
Part Time: 73.1%
Full Time: 26.9%

Male: 52.1%
Female: 47.9%

African American: 13.1%
Asian/Pacific Islander: 4.7%
Hispanic: 9.6%
Native American: 0.9%
White: 66.7%
Other: 5.3%


Barton Community College President

Carl Heilman

Barton Community College Board Chair

Mike Johnson
Board Chair

Quote from the President

“Learning, access, diversity, and responsiveness are distinguishing hallmark features that drive the college forward.  Whether it be service to traditional student populations, military personnel, industrial workforce, newly arrived immigrants, or correctional inmates, Barton prides itself on meeting our institutional mission and connecting learning to a quality of life that is deserving to our students. Our focus is to make a difference in peoples’ lives.”

Interesting Facts

  • Barton Community College serves central Kansas, including Barton County and the six surrounding counties. It is home to a diverse array of educational offerings and opportunities, from traditional academics, performing arts, and athletics to career and technical programs and the local art hot spot, the Shafer Art Gallery.

  • Barton was recently designated as an Occupational Safety and Health Administration Training Institute Education Center, serving all of Kansas and parts of Missouri, Iowa, and Nebraska.

  • Barton’s online learning component,, offers 100 percent online programs. A leader in online education, it’s average annual growth rate over the last five years has been around 20 percent. 

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