Barclay College

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Barclay College
Barclay College logo.png
Established1917 (1917)
Religious affiliation
Endowment$812,000 (2007)[2]
PresidentRoyce Frazier [3]
Academic staff
Location, ,
United States

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
CampusRural, 20 acres (8.1 ha)
ColorsCrimson and Gray
Sporting affiliations
ACCA, Midwest Christian College Conference

Barclay College is a private Quaker college in Haviland, Kansas. It is known for ministry degrees[4] but the school offers other professional degree fields. Since the fall of 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;
  • Worden Memorial Library (built c. 1978/1979); in addition to housing the library, this facility houses faculty offices, and the largest Friends collection of books among any Friends Schools;
  • Hockett Auditorium (c. 1958), the school's gymnasium;
  • Broadhurst Student Center (1968), including the dining facilities, student lounge, bookstore, and popular Bear's Den restaurant;
  • Jackson Hall (c. 1992/1993), an academic classroom building, with a science lab;
  • 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-Ellis Center For Arts And Ministry (2017), the newest addition to the campus, adding an auditorium, chapel facility, classrooms, music practice rooms, 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;

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 at one time home to an 18-hole disc golf course.

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


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  2. ^ a b Barclay College Archived September 29, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. Peterson's. 2007-01-22.
  3. ^ "Barclay College - Student Administration". Barclay College. Archived from the original on November 11, 2017. Retrieved November 11, 2017.
  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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