Barton College

200 ACC Drive NE 
Wilson NC 27893 

(252) 399-6300

Barton College

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

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; the NC Board of Nursing; and the Committee of Allied Health Education and Accreditation of the American Medical Association.

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 was incorporated as Atlantic Christian College on May 1, 1902 by the North Carolina Christian Missionary Convention, following the purchase of the Kinsey Seminary in 1901.[2] The college is affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). On September 6, 1990, the school changed its name to Barton College in honor of Barton Warren Stone, a founder of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) who was active in eastern North Carolina.[3] Through its Division of Lifelong Learning, Barton College opened eastern North Carolina's Barton Weekend College in the fall of 1990.


Official athletics logo.

Barton College is a member of Conference Carolinas and participates in sixteen different varsity sports for men and women. Its mascot is Bulldog and their colors are royal blue and white.


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 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.[4][5] Atkinson has since become a fan favorite with the Harlem Globetrotters.


Barton College is composed of seven schools and two departments: [6]

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