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Located in Wilson, North Carolina, Barton College is an private academic institution composed of approximately 1,130 students and 200 faculty and staff.

Read more about Barton College in articles from the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

Public or Private: Private
Average High School GPA: 3.00
Average SAT Score (Out of 2400): 1260-1570
ACT Score: 16-21
6-Year Graduation Rate: 47%
Acceptance Rate: 52%
Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1
Undergraduate Enrollment: 1179
Women's College: No
Religious Affiliation: Christian (Disciples of Christ)
Location: Suburban
Academic Quality
General Education Rating: C
Shakespeare: Yes
Academic Transparency: Transparent
Financial Matters
In State Tuition: $25,147.00
Out of State Tuition: $25,147.00
Average Starting Salary of Graduates: $42,000.00
Average Student Debt of Graduates: N/A
Good Economic Value?: Poor
Percentage of Funding Provided by Taxpayers: 7.00%
Percentage of Alumni who Give: 10.00%
FIRE's Free Speech Rating: Red
Alternative Newspaper: No
Student Political Involvement: Somewhat Political
Faculty Political Balance: Unbalanced: Democratic
Board of Trustees Political Balance: Unbalanced: Democratic
Pope Center for Higher Education Policy Articles

These articles mention Barton College:

The End of Summer Reading? Disenchantment with freshman reading sets in across North Carolina. (June 30, 2013)

Students in Space: Universities build a lot of classrooms but use them infrequently. (October 30, 2012)

UNC-Chapel Hill Redeems Itself: The Summer reading assignment at UNC-Chapel Hill and Lenoir-Rhyne University represents a bold break from victimhood. (June 6, 2012)

How Did Your School Do?: U.S. News and Forbes disagree about North Carolina's colleges, and we have another recommendation (September 29, 2011)

Out of School and Into the Red: Debt-to-salary ratios reveal which North Carolina schools give students a good payback. (September 2, 2011)

A Literary "Groundhog Day": The titles may change somewhat from year to year, but college summer readings stay the same: uninspired,unchallenging, and predictably left-leaning. (June 26,2011)

Subdued Beginnings: The times are somber and the commencement speakers are serious. (May 15, 2011)

The Winners Are...Democrats!: The Pope Center's College Finder project reveals that the faculty at North Carolina colleges are mostly Democrats. (April 8, 2011)

How Does Your University Measure Up?: The Pope Center and ACTA examine the state of general education at colleges and universities in North Carolina. (February 24, 2011)

The Truth about Campus Crime: In spite of the headlines, campuses are generally safe; watch out for the neighborhood, though. (December 6, 2010)

In Defense of Pervasive Sectarianism: A recent ruling by the North Carolina Court of Appeals places a needless burden on the state’s religiously based private colleges. (August 30, 2010)

Do North Carolina Students Have Freedom of Speech? (February 7, 2010)

Democrats at the Podium: In today’s college environment, commencement speakers’ politics should come as no surprise. (May 4, 2009)

To Be or Not To Be: Shakespeare in the English Department (September 27, 2007)