Barton College

Barton College

Infobox University
name = Barton College

motto = "Habebunt Lumen Vitae"
mottoeng = They shall have the light of life
type = Private
established = 1902
president = Dr. Norval C. Kneten
affiliations = Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
students = 1,189
mascot = Bulldog
city = Wilson
state = North Carolina
country = USA
website =

Barton College is a private liberal arts college located in Wilson, North Carolina. Barton College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, The NC Association of Colleges and Universities; the NC Department of Public Instruction; the NC Board of Nursing; and the Committee of Allied Health Education and Accreditation of the American Medical Association.

Barton College was founded in 1902 by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) under the former name of Atlantic Christian College. Through its Division of Lifelong Learning, Barton College opened eastern North Carolina's first full-time Weekend College in the fall of 1990. The official college motto is Habebunt Lumen Vitae - “They shall have the light of life”. The namesake of the College is Barton Warren Stone, founder of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). In 1990 Atlantic Christian College changed its name to Barton College.

There are currently 1,189 students on campus, with an average 11:1 student-faculty ratio. In August 2006 Barton College was named a "Best Southeastern College” for 2006 by Princeton Review. [ [] ]


Barton College is a member of Conference Carolinas and participates in twelve different varsity sports for men and women. Its mascot is the Bulldog.


Men's Sports

* Baseball
* Basketball
* Cross Country
* Golf
* Tennis
* Soccer

Women's Sports

* Cross Country
* Soccer
* Softball
* Tennis
* Volleyball

2006-07 Men's Basketball

On March 24, 2007, the men's basketball team won the NCAA Men's Division II Basketball Championship. The team, with a 31-5 record in 2006-07, defeated the previously undefeated defending champion Winona State Warriors, who held a Division II-record 57-game winning streak at the time. Winona State looked to repeat as champs, taking a 74-67 lead with 45 seconds remaining. Barton's Anthony Atkinson then scored 10 points in the last 39 seconds, including the winning layup at the buzzer for a 77-75 victory. [ [] ] [ [] ]

2007-08 Men's Basketball

Despite losing several key players from the championship team, the Bulldogs look to defend their title during the 2007-08 campaign. The roster for the team can be found [ here] .


Barton College is made up of five schools:
* [ School of Arts and Sciences]
* [ School of Behavioral Sciences]
* [ School of Business]
* [ School of Education]
* [ School of Nursing]


External links

* [ Barton College Website]
* [ Princeton Review Ranking]
* [ Barton College Student Organizations and Greek Life]

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