Barton Community College

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Barton Community College
Barton CC seal.png
Motto What Drives You?
Type Public
Established July 15, 1965[1]
President Carl Heilman[2]
Students 6,281[3]
Location Great Bend, Kansas, United States
38°24′13″N 98°43′54″W / 38.40361°N 98.73167°W / 38.40361; -98.73167Coordinates: 38°24′13″N 98°43′54″W / 38.40361°N 98.73167°W / 38.40361; -98.73167
Campus 160 acres (0.65 km2)
Colors Royal blue and light gold
Nickname Cougars
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Barton Community College, previously known as "Barton County Community College", is a comprehensive community college located in Great Bend, Kansas, United States. Its service area includes Barton, Ellsworth, Pawnee, Rush and Russell Counties, Stafford County north of US Highway 50, and northwestern Rice County.


Barton Community College was founded on July 15, 1965, through an election by the people of Barton County, Kansas. Its first name was Barton County Community College, which was later shortened to its current name, Barton Community College.[1]


The school participates at the Division I level and is affiliated with the NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association). The school is also a member of the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference. American sprinter Tyson Gay, who holds the American record in the 100 meters, is a notable alumnus.[4]


  1. ^ a b "History". Archived from the original on 2015-03-18. 
  2. ^ "Office of the President - Barton Community College". 
  3. ^ "Board of Regents Announce 2015 Fall Semester Enrollment" (PDF). Topeka, Kansas. 25 September 2015. Retrieved 5 November 2015. 
  4. ^ USA Today: Gay puts best foot forward in bid for medal at worlds 23 August 2007

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