Student walks on campus

Mission and Vision


Barton Community College will be a leading educational institution, recognized for being innovative and having outstanding people, programs and services.


Barton offers exceptional and affordable learning opportunities supporting student, community, and employee needs.

We will seek to achieve our mission through eight ENDs and four Core Priorities (Values) that define our commitment to excellence in education.


1. Essential Skills
2. Work Preparedness
3. Academic Advancement
4. "Barton Experience"
5. Regional Workforce Needs
6. Barton Services and Regional Locations
7. Strategic Plan
8. Contingency Planning

Core Priorities (Values)

Drive Student Success
Cultivate Community Engagement
Optimize Employee Experience
Emphasize Institutional Effectiveness