Barton College
Wilson, NC 27893-7000


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale Town
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 1,051
Religious affiliation Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Student to faculty ratio 11:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 650 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Barton College is very selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 2,828 applications and only 1,156 students were granted admission. Barton College is at the #39 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 70% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 61% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT850 to 1040
ACT17 to 23
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Barton College's tuition was $26,670 for all students regardless of residency (0.5% cheaper than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 100% of Barton College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 55% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,462 (which is 1.4% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Barton College in 2016-2017, was 165, which is 76% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,808 (which is 1.5% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Barton College has enrolled a total of 1,051 students (935 students full-time and 116 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 1,051 students, 83 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 29% men and 71% women and 988 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 63 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 9 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 54%

Black/African American: 23%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 7%

Hispanic: 7%

Non-resident alien: 4%

Two or more races: 3%

Asian: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Barton College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 23% 26
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 16% 18
Education 13% 15 0
Health Professions And Related Programs 11% 12
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 5% 6
Physical Sciences 4% 4
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 0% 0
Visual And Performing Arts 0% 0
Social Sciences 0% 0
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 0% 0

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Barton College full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Barton College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $30,000. Last year, out of the total 483 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 449 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 602 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 542 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $30,000 $35,500
Employment Rate 93% 90%
Total Graduates 483 602

Campus Location

Similar Colleges

Prescott College
Prescott, AZ
Simpson University
Redding, CA
Oglethorpe University
Atlanta, GA
Monmouth College
Monmouth, IL
Brevard College
Brevard, NC
Salem College
Winston-Salem, NC
Warren Wilson College
Swannanoa, NC
Lake Erie College
Painesville, OH
Ursuline College
Pepper Pike, OH
Green Mountain College
Poultney, VT
Bethany College
Bethany, WV
Ripon College
Ripon, WI

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Barton College.

University of Mount Olive
37.6 mile away
Shaw University
40.6 mile away
William Peace University
40.7 mile away
Meredith College
43.6 mile away
Heritage Bible College
50.9 mile away
Campbell University
51.5 mile away