Barclay College

607 N Kingman, Haviland, KS 67059-0288

School Details

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
Bachelor’s degrees range from studies in Bible Theology and Youth Ministry to Business Administration and Sports and Recreational Leadership. Associate’s degrees include General Studies and Biblical Studies degrees. Furthermore, students can incorporate minor programs into their studies, including Missions, Music, or Information Technology. Catering to adult students, the Advantage Degree Completion program condenses learning into five-week modules with once-a-week sessions located at churches in Greenfield and New Palestine, IN. Students complete this degree in approximately 22 months. The Home College program resolves scheduling conflicts for on-campus students and also allows students to enroll in non-credit courses via alternative delivery systems. Students in this program read textbooks and complete workbooks and tests from home.

In addition to diverse programming, Barclay College reaches out to distance learners through online classes. Online degrees include:

Master’s Degrees
  • Transformational Leadership (MATL), Professional Studies
  • Transformational Leadership (MATL), Spiritual Formation (blended program)
Bachelor’s Degrees
  • Biblical Studies
  • Business Management
  • Christian Ministry Leadership
  • Psychology
Associate’s Degrees
  • General Studies
Certificate Programs
  • Christian Ministry
  • Biblical Studies
  • Psychology
Distance education for graduate students at Barclay College features two distinct styles of learning. The MATL in Spiritual Formation blends synchronous online learning with intensive week-long “face2face” on-site coaching sessions held at the Quaker Ridge Camp & Conference Center in Woodland Park, Colorado. In addition, graduate students pursuing this Spiritual Formation focus will be assigned a ministry mentor to support them in their educational endeavors. The MATL in Professional Studies offers students the convenience of asynchronous coursework and does not require on-campus or on-site coursework. Students complete four concentrated semesters and instructors are available for individual consultations.

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.




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    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
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    Bachelor's degree
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