Barton County Community College is accredited by:
The Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
230 LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60602-2504
Barton has been continuously accredited since 1974 with the most recent reaffirmation of accreditation occurring in 2013. Barton maintains accreditation through HLC’s Open Pathway process and completed the Year 4 Assurance Review in 2017. Barton’s next reaffirmation visit will occur in 2022/23.
Visit and find out more about: Barton’s HLC Accreditation.
Barton’s HLC Accreditation Reports
Filing a Complaint with HLC
Individuals interested in filing a complaint with the Higher Learning Commission may do so as outlined on the Higher Learning Commission website.
State Approval and Association Memberships
- Barton falls under the Kansas Board of Regents as the governing board of the state’s public post-secondary institutions.
- Barton is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges.
The Barton Community College Dietary Manager Certificate Program is approved by ANFP.
Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals
PO Box 3610
St. Charles, IL 0174
Approval extends through 11/30/2026.
Emergency Medical Services
The Barton Community College paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
Medical Laboratory Technician
The MLT program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 N. River Road, Suite 720
RoseMont, IL 60018-5119
The Nursing Program is approved by the Kansas State Board of Nursing and the ADN program is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Education in Nursing.
Accrediting Commission of Education in Nursing
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326