Barton College

Barton College

Barton College is located in Wilson, North Carolina, United States, and is a private liberal arts college. Barton College was established as the Atlantic Christian College in 1902. The college was founded by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Barton College won the title of Best Southeastern College for 2006 by the Princeton Review. Barton College offers a variety of education programs and degrees through the following academic schools:

  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Behavioral Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Nursing

Barton College participates in a number of varsity sports such as baseball, basketball, cross country, tennis and volleyball. The college is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, and the Conference Carolinas. The mascot of the college is a Bulldog. The athletic teams of the college are nicknamed as the Bulldogs.

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Contacting Barton

Barton College
200 ACC Drive NE
Wilson , NC 27893-7000
General Phone: (252) 399-6300

Barton Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management55business management, accounting, managerial economics, human resources
Education and Teaching27special ed, education of hearing impaired, education of learning disabled, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, art education, physical education teaching, social studies teaching
Nursing and Emergency Medicine27registered nursing
Liberal Arts19Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, political science, history
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy16sports and fitness management, athletic trainer
Security and Law Enforcement14criminal justice and administration
Family and Social Work12social work
Media10mass communication
Science9biology, chemistry
Drama and Performing Arts3drama
Religion and Philosophy3philosophy and religious studies
Fine Arts3fine arts
Computer Science and Engineering2computer and info science
Therapy and Counseling2psychology
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental science

Number of programs and degrees for Barton in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree21033

Barton Student Body

In 2007-2008, Barton had a total enrollment of 1,130 students (1,034 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 37%
Women 63%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 73%
(Foreign Students) 27%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 32%
20-21 27%
22-24 11%
25-29 9%
30-34 6%
35-39 5%
40-49 6%
50-64 2%
65+ 1%

Barton Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 31 %
Part-Time 100 %

Barton Room and Board (2007)

Barton offers campus housing for 623 of its 1,034 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Wilson, North Carolina for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other North Carolina Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Barton Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal393565
SAT Math397588
SAT Writing381543
ACT Verbal1324
ACT Math1725
ACT Composite1624

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT92%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT23%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Barton Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 19,938
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 19,938
Room and board $ 6,782
Room charge $ 3,178
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,604
Books and supplies $ 1,100
Other expenses $ 3,994

Financial Aid:
Barton participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 290800)

Barton Faculty

Barton has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year11$57,4417$52,781
Associate professoracademic year11$43,78013$47,481
Assistant professoracademic year13$44,75313$42,201
Instructoracademic year0*2*
All faculty totalacademic year35$48,43535$46,297

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Barton Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference
Baseball Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference
Track Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports313970

Barton Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Education/Teaching Individuals - Hearing Impairments
Education/Teaching Individuals - Specific Learning Disabilities
Elementary Education and Teaching
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Social Studies Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Mass Communication/Media Studies


Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Barton Apart:

Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%Barton Dorm rooms per full-time student
% students on athletic fin. aid
(vs. all colleges)
Top 10%Barton % students on athletic fin. aid
Number of students
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 12%Barton Number of students
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Barton Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
Number of degree programs
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 14%Barton Number of degree programs
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%Barton % of full-time faculty on tenure track
% of degrees in family and social work
(colleges not offering open-admission)
Top 18%Barton % of degrees in family and social work
Female % of student body
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 19%Barton Female % of student body

checked Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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