Who We Are

Barton College, a four-year, private, liberal arts college, believes in college on a first-name basis. Providing students with a strong academic focus and opportunities for leadership development, Barton unites its smaller size with an intentional application of collaborative learning in every aspect of the students’ college experience.

About Barton College

Nationally recognized through academics and athletics, Barton College is a community of learners freely examining the intellectual and cultural experiences of an interdependent world to understand humanity’s rich heritage and to improve the quality of all existence.

History and Vision

Established in 1902 as Atlantic Christian College, Barton is committed to providing programs and opportunities to encourage the intellectual, spiritual, social, and cultural development of its students.

Quick Facts

Just the facts! Key statistics and information from accreditation to athletics are available at a glance.


Barton College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate degrees and master’s degrees. See the full list of our accrediting bodies and their contact information.

Pathways: Barton's QEP

Our Quality Enhancement Plan, Pathways to Achieve Writing Success, seeks to improve students’ writing skills. Download the PDF to learn more.

About Wilson, N.C.

Home to Barton College, the City of Wilson is an inviting North Carolina community of about 50,000 residents at the intersection of I-95 and US-264, about 35 minutes east of Raleigh, the state capital.

Contact Us

Office of Admissions
Harper Hall

Barton College
P.O. Box 5000
Wilson, NC 27893

252-399-6572 (fax)