Barclay College

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Barclay College
Barclay College logo.png
Established 1917
Affiliation Quakers[1]
Endowment $812,000[2]
President Dr. Royce Frazier
Academic staff
Students 210
Address 607 N. Kingman Avenue
Haviland, KS 67059
(37°37′17″N 99°06′18″W / 37.621392°N 99.104876°W / 37.621392; -99.104876Coordinates: 37°37′17″N 99°06′18″W / 37.621392°N 99.104876°W / 37.621392; -99.104876)
, Haviland, Kansas, USA
Campus 13 acres (5 hectares)
Colors Crimson and Gray
Athletics Midwest Christian College Conference
Affiliations Association of Christian Schools International
Association of Christian College Athletics
Sports Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball
Mascot Bear

Barclay College is a four-year private Christian college in Haviland, Kansas, United States. It is affiliated with the Religious Society of Friends. The mission of Barclay College is to prepare students in a Bible-centered environment for effective Christian life, service and leadership.[3] It is known for ministry degrees,[4] but the school also offers other professional degree fields. Beginning in fall 2007, the college has offered full-tuition scholarships to students who enroll full-time and pay to live in the residence halls.[5]


In 1917, evangelist and teacher Scott T. Clark founded the Kansas Central Bible Training School on the site of Haviland Friends Academy, a Quaker high school in Haviland, Kansas. A two-year junior college course was added in 1925, and the name was changed in 1930 to Friends Bible College to more fully reflect the growing mission of the institution.[citation needed]

By 1968, the school's vision put an emphasis on the four-year institution, leading to closure of the high school program and an effort to secure necessary faculty and facilities. This effort received general recognition in 1975 with the granting of full accreditation by the Association for Biblical Higher Education. Barclay College adopted its current name in 1990 to honor the first Quaker theologian, Robert Barclay.[6]


The campus in Haviland covers 13 acres (5 hectares) and contains eight primary buildings:[citation needed]

Current Buildings and Facilities include:

  • Phillips Hall (1947), home to administrative offices and classrooms;
  • Worden Memorial Library (built c. 1978/1979); in addition to housing the library, this facility houses faculty offices, classrooms, and the largest Friends collection of books among any Friends Schools;
  • Hockett Auditorium (c. 1958), the school's gymnasium and theater;
  • Broadhurst Student Center (1968), including the dining facilities, student lounge, bookstore, and popular Bear's Den snack bar;
  • Jackson Hall (c. 1992/1993), an academic classroom building, with science labs;
  • Lewis Hall (2010), a men's residence hall.
  • Coppock Hall (1962), a men's residence hall;
  • Lemmon's Hall (2000), a women's residence hall;
  • Binford House (acquired 2010), a women's residence;
  • Ross Performing Arts Center (projected 2017), this building will be used for a new auditorium, new chapel facility, classrooms, and choir hall;
  • Maintenance Shop (c. 2000s), provides space for facilities, maintenance, grounds, housekeeping, and a weight room for students use.
  • "Old" Maintenance Shop (1947), currently used for storage, originally first on-campus men's residence, the building was purchased in 1947 from a U.S. Army Air Corps Base, where it served as barracks.

Previous Buildings:[citation needed] The Academy Building (c. 1897 - ?); Founder's Hall (1917–2000), served as the original gym, classroom, and administration building, as well as the library, and music hall; West Hall (acquired c. 1955 - c. 2004), used for classroom, ceramic, and other uses. Auxiliary House (? - 2010); used originally to house students, later used for Admissions, then used by the College's Auxiliary;


Degree programs at Barclay include bachelor's degrees programs in Youth Ministry, Pastoral Ministry, Bible/Theology, Missions, Psychology and Family Studies, Bi-Vocational Missions, K-6 Elementary Education, Business Administration, Worship Arts and Sports and Recreational Leadership. In addition to courses offered on the Haviland campus, coursework is offered through a distance learning program and a 3:2 nursing program offered through a partnership with Pratt Community College.[citation needed]

Barclay College also offers 5 graduate level degrees, including Family Ministry, Pastoral Ministry, Quaker Studies, Spiritual Formation, and Transformational Leadership.

Students and faculty[edit]

In the 2006-2007 school year, Barclay College had 89 students. The class demographics were 95% white, 3% Hispanic, 1% African American, and 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander. There were 19 faculty members, 39% of them full-time, making for an 8:1 student-to-teacher ratio.[2]

The fall of 2008 saw an increase in student body with 125 students. More recently, in the fall of 2009 the school year started with 167 students. In 2012 over 200 students were on campus, and online, extension sites, and graduate studies brought the total headcount up to 292. (Board of Trustees Report May 2013)[citation needed]

Sports, clubs, and traditions[edit]

Barclay College competes in intercollegiate men's soccer, cross country and basketball, and women's volleyball, cross country, and basketball through the National Christian College Athletic Association. The NCCAA allows colleges to compete in intercollegiate athletics, but does not permit them to offer athletic scholarships. Barclay's teams play in the Midwest Christian College Conference.[citation needed]

The campus was home to an 18-hole disc golf course until January 2017. Construction of the Ross-Ellis Fine Arts Center eliminated 5 of the 18 holes from the classic and student-popular course. The remaining 13 holes are still playable. No plans for course revision have been presented at this time.

Intramural sports are also offered on the Barclay campus, depending upon student interest. Flag Football, Softball, Indoor Soccer, Co-ed Volleyball, Basketball, Dodge ball, and Ultimate Frisbee tournaments attract varied participation from the student body.[citation needed]


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ a b Barclay College Archived September 29, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.. Peterson's. 2007-01-22.
  3. ^ Barclay College (2007-06-05). "Mission Statement Archived June 7, 2007, at the Wayback Machine."
  4. ^ Rose, Gale (2007-01-16). "Barclay takes bold, homey step". The Pratt Tribune.
  5. ^ Conkling, Amy (2007-02-02). "College: Tuition free Archived May 16, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.". The Hutchinson News.
  6. ^ Berry, Mike (1990-05-05). "Haviland school to shed stigma of 'Bible College'". The Wichita Eagle: 3D.

Further reading[edit]

  • Jackson, Sheldon G (1990). Barclay College : Lighthouse on the Prairie. Haviland, Kansas: Barclay College. OCLC 26932967. 

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