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Mission and Vision


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


The Mission of Barton Community College is to provide quality educational opportunities that are accessible, affordable, continuously improving and student focused. Barton is driven to provide an educational system that is learning-centered, innovative, meets workforce needs, strengthens communities, and meets the needs of a diverse population.

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