Dr. Douglas N. Searcy, President of Barton College

2025 Barton Bold and Connected Strategic Plan: Optimistic Future of Growth and Innovation

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WILSON, N.C. — September 29, 2021 — Launched this fall, Barton College’s 2021-2025 Barton Bold and Connected Strategic Plan showcases the school’s ambitious plan for future growth and strategic direction. In the next five years, Barton will contribute toward North Carolina’s statewide “MyFutureNC” initiative of increasing degree credentialing beyond high school by 2030. Barton plans to increase undergraduate enrollment to 1,350, and substantially increase master’s degree and online programming by 2025. In addition, the College aims to be an economic driver in the workforce development efforts in the region. According to the 2020 North Carolina County Attainment Report, Wilson County is projected to have 99,203 job openings between 2017-2026. Barton is at the forefront […]

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Barton Named Among 2022 Best Value Schools by U.S. News & World Report

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WILSON, N.C. — September 29, 2021 — Barton College has been recognized as the highest ranked North Carolina school in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report’s listing of “Best Value” Schools Among Regional Colleges in the South, with its #8 ranking in this category. Among U.S. News & World Report’s  2022 “Best Undergraduate Teaching” Among Regional Colleges in the South, Barton climbed to #6 this year, and the College also jumped to #6 this year as a top performer on “Social Mobility” among Regional Colleges in the South. Barton also continues to hold a distinctive position at #14 in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report’s overall rankings of the Best […]