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Barton College
Motto Habebunt Lumen Vitae
Motto in English They shall have the light of life
Established 1902
Type Private
President Dr. Norval C. Kneten
Students 1,189
Location Wilson, North Carolina, USA
Mascot Bulldog
Affiliations Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

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, one of the founders of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Amid some controversy, 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. [1]



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

Women's Sports

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.[2][3]


Barton College is made up of five schools:


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