Welcome to Barton Community College!


Barton Community College is a comprehensive, public, two-year community college. The college has campuses located in Barton County and at Grandview Plaza, Fort Riley and Fort Leavenworth.  The institution supports online education with instructional services occurring worldwide. In addition, Barton provides educational services at two correctional facilities – Ellsworth and Larned Correctional Facilities. Barton is assigned a seven county service area including the counties of Barton, Ellsworth, Pawnee, Rice, Russell, Rush and Stafford.  Outreach services are provided across the service area in response to public and community needs.


Barton Community College operates under the mandate of the people of Barton County, Kansas, as expressed by an election held on April 6, 1965, authorized by Kansas House bill #893-1963, and approved by the State Superintendent of Education in July 1965. A Board of Trustees elected by Barton County residents governs the College.


Office of the Vice President of Instruction


Elaine Simmons

Vice President of Instruction

Phone: (620) 792-9214


Denise Schreiber

Administrative Assistant

Phone: (620) 792-9324



Sarah Riegel

     Administrative Assistant

     Phone: (620) 792-9375



Department Hours


(Excluding holidays/campus closings)

REGULAR HOURS (early August to mid-May)

Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

SUMMER HOURS  (mid-May to early August)

Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.



Barton Community College

245 NE 30 Road

Great Bend, KS 67530

(800) 748-7894 • (620) 792-2701