Barton College, a four-year, private, liberal arts college, believes in college on a first-name basis. Providing students with a strong academic focus and opportunities for leadership development, Barton unites its smaller size with an intentional application of collaborative learning in every aspect of the students’ college experience.
Barton College is committed to providing programs and opportunities to encourage the intellectual, spiritual, social, and cultural development of its students and to challenge them for future leadership and service to their local and global communities.
What will you find at Barton College? People who believe in you. Programs that inspire you. And, everything you need to achieve your dreams. Located in Wilson, NC, Barton takes advantage of its smaller size and its historic commitment to students by creating a unique undergraduate experience. In addition to 30 undergraduate programs and a new master's degree in elementary education, Barton's classrooms extend beyond the picturesque 65-acre campus to provide January-term travel courses that are perfect opportunities to study abroad and earn academic credit.
At Barton, you'll find student groups for every interest, creative outlets and the competitive spirit of intercollegiate athletics. Our men's basketball team won the 2007 NCAA Division II National Championship. You'll also appreciate Barton's live theatre productions in the new Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre; campus galleries that host nationally recognized artists as well as Barton's rising stars; and, music ranging from choirs and student bands to the Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra.
At Barton, you'll find an ideal combination for success: a strong academic foundation, opportunities for involvement, honest advice, valuable resources, professional contacts, and personal connections. Barton was selected as one the best baccalaureate colleges in the South by U.S. News & World Report and one of the best colleges and universities in the Southeast by the Princeton Review. Visit Barton College, where we’re inspiring futures and turning beliefs into accomplishments!