Quaker settlers established the Kansas Central Bible Training School in Haviland, Kansas in 1917, and for most of the twentieth century, the school operated as Friends Bible College. Then in 1990, recognizing the achievements of the first Quaker theologian, Robert Barclay, the college was renamed Barclay College. Though transitions and name changes have occurred, Barclay College remains true to its Christian-based heritage and resides on about seventeen acres in the small town of Haviland, Kansas. Barclay College also maintains an online campus for distance learners. Barclay College is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education and is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International. The private, not-for-profit college enrolls more than two hundred students and maintains a student-to-faculty ratio of 11:1.
With a focus on Christianity, Barclay College strongly encourages all students to devote a portion of their academic career to service. Service is measured in units, and Barclay expects students to earn at least one unit of service per semester. To facilitate a service connection, Barclay College’s website links students to Christian service opportunities extending from the Haviland community to distant locations as far away as China and Brazil.
Barclay College acknowledges the needs of learners by sponsoring diverse learning programs. Undergraduate students at Barclay can choose from fifteen different degrees, including Bachelor’s and Associate’s, along with a host of minor options,and two certificate programs. Furthermore, students can complete personal enrichment courses or opt to enroll in an adult degree completion program.
Barclay organizes degrees into three divisions:
- Bible and Ministry
- General Studies
- Arts and Sciences
In addition to diverse programming, Barclay College reaches out to distance learners through online classes. Online degrees include:
- Transformational Leadership (MATL), Professional Studies
- Transformational Leadership (MATL), Spiritual Formation (blended program)
- Biblical Studies
- Business Management
- Christian Ministry Leadership
- General Studies
- Christian Ministry
- Biblical Studies
Online undergraduate programs fulfill individual goals and skill sets of students, but retain similar formats. Students enrolling in online Bachelor’s degrees will need to have completed from 50-60 hours of prior college coursework, and six-week course modules allow students to complete degrees in 18-24 months. Barclay College retains small class sizes and all professors maintain a minimum Master’s Degree in their respective fields of study. In addition, flexible instruction permits students to complete work at their convenience.
Annual tuition and general fees for undergraduate students is $13,990. Total tuition and fees for the blended MATL in Spiritual Formation degree is $16,700 while total costs for the MATL Professional Studies degree is $14,300.
Financial aid at Barclay College ranges from institutional scholarships to federal programs. Annual scholarships of $11,000 and $4,200 are issued to eligible on-campus and off-campus students, respectively. In addition, students may qualify for the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, or the Kansas State Scholar program. Loan programs include the Federal Subsidized / Unsubsidized Stafford Loans, Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students, and alternative loans. In addition, Barclay college awards aid to eligible veterans in partnership with DANTES and Veteran’s Benefits.
Sector Of Institution:Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Highest Level Of Offering:Bachelor's degree
Adult Age Enrollments:N/A
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