Barton County Community College: Narrative Description

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245 Northeast 30th Rd.
Great Bend, KS 67530-9283
Tel: (620)792-2701
Free: 800-722-6842
Admissions: (620)792-9241
Fax: (620)792-3238
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Kansas Board of Regents. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1969. Setting: 140-acre rural campus. Endowment: $4 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $63,523 per student. Total enrollment: 3,976. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. Full-time: 1,116 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 2,860 students, 52% women, 48% men. Students come from 40 states and territories, 15 other countries, 11% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 15% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 47% 25 or older, 4% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET, ACT ACCUPLACER required; ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1504 full-time, $47 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $2176 full-time, $68 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $576 full-time, $18 per credit hour part-time. College room and board: $3619. Room and board charges vary according to board plan.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 20 open to all. Most popular organizations: Danceline, Business Professionals, Psychology Club, Agriculture Club, Cougarettes. Major annual events: homecoming, Parents' Day, Orientation/Welcome Back Days. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. 292 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. Barton County Community College Library with 26,322 books, 4,178 microform titles, 179 serials, 1,529 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $146,481. 350 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

An urban area, Great Bend (population 18,000) is in the wheat belt and is a large oil producing area. Thirty churches, a library, a hospital and good shopping facilities are a part of the community. Brit Spaugh Park has recreational facilities for tennis, baseball, swimming, and picnicking. Cheyenne Bottoms, nearby, is a wildlife and waterfowl refuge of more than 18,000 acres of which 15,000 acres are covered by water. All forms of commercial transportation are available.

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