badge#1 teacher education program in Kansas


  • Total expense
  • Acceptance rate
  • Graduation rate
  • Student-to-faculty ratio
  • Return on investment

Choosing the right program can be challenging. For this reason, the process has been streamlined. With the aid of a complex algorithmic tool, reviews, and tests, the top education programs across the state of Kansas have been discovered.

Barclay College is committed to the pursuit of excellence and has shown exemplary dedication to education of the highest caliber. Their programs are among the state’s very best. It stands above the rest and best matches the the priorities of a teacher seeking a college degree. [source]

#1 of 15 best valued College/University in Kansas


  • graduation rate
  • net price
  • acceptance rate
  • 20-year net return on investment

Affiliated with the Religious Society of Friends, Barclay College is a place where giving, learning, and sharing go hand in hand. Barclay students follow Christ’s example by devoting 12 hours per semester to service learning, for a total of 96 hours of volunteer work and charitable contributions by graduation. Whether students are pursuing a ministerial degree in Youth Ministry, Worship Arts, or Missions; or a pre-professional degree in Sports and Recreational Leadership or Business Administration, devotion to selflessness and spiritual edification stand paramount to their success at Barclay. [source]

#7 of 50 Colleges/Universities with the lowest student debt


  • Schools were ranked according to students’ average total debt upon graduation.
  • All 4-year institutions (online, private, public, for-profit) were considered, except for specialty institutions.
  • Data is from the 2013-2014 school year.

Beginning in 2007, Barclay College started to offer full-tuition coverage for full-time students living in dormitory halls. Hence, why Barclay graduates have very little debt to worry about. Compared to students at other 4-year private universities in Kansas, Barclay students graduate with less than 1/3 of the debt. Financial aid is plentiful: 92% of students apply for assistance in some form, and 72% of students’ needs are fully met. Further, 57% of Barclay undergrads receive Pell Grants averaging to $4,191. While the just-shy-of-$1-million endowment may seem small, consider that the school graduated only 125 students in 2008. The dividends suddenly appear more appetizing. Work-study programs also help keep costs down, and students earn back a total of $50,631 per year. While originally a school for ministry, Barclay has expanded to offer excellent programs in Psychology and Family Studies, Business Administration, Elementary Education, and more. Associate and graduate degrees are also available. [source]


Friday, April 29

4:00-5:00 p.m. – Graduation Rehearsal (for all undergraduates and for any graduate students who are able to attend – in Hockett Auditorium)

5:30-6:30 p.m. – Dinner on your own (in the Barclay College cafeteria, the Bear’s Den, or wherever you’d like to eat)

7:00 p.m. – Welcome back dinner for Celebrating classes

7:00 p.m. – Graduate School Reception – for all MATL-SF and MATL-PS graduates and family members (Location: Origins – A Divine Coffeehouse).  We have reserved the whole coffeehouse for a special time of fellowship, sharing together, and celebration!  All beverages and desserts are complimentary.

9:00 p.m. – Class Party – A party for class at a private home.

Saturday, April 30

8:00 a.m. – Golf Tournament registration (8:30 a.m. shotgun start)

10:30 a.m. – Brunch (College Cafeteria).  For those graduate students and families who are interested (and not playing in the golf tournament), we will try to sit at tables together toward the back of the room.

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.  – Online Reception at the home of Adrian and Lisa Halverstadt for a time of fellowship and sharing together (805 North Wichita St. Haviland, KS 67059). A light lunch will be served.

2:00 p.m.  – Music and Praise Service (Haviland Friends Church)

6:00 p.m. – Alumni Banquet. You are now a member of the Alumni Association of Barclay College. Your ticket is paid for and you are allowed to purchase two tickets for two guests to attend the banquet. Tickets are $15.00 ea.  Contact Ryan Haase at ASAP if you are not yet pre-registered!!

Sunday, May 1 Graduation

10:00 a.m. – All undergraduates meet in the Broadhurst Student Center with their regalia to prepare for the processional to Hockett Auditorium.  All graduate students meet in Jackson Hall.

10:30 a.m. – Baccalaureate Service

12:00 noon – Lunch on your own. The college cafeteria is a great place to eat and very reasonably priced.

2:30 p.m. – Again, undergraduates meet in the Broadhurst Student Center with their regalia to prepare for the processional to Hockett Auditorium. All graduate students meet in Jackson Hall.  Graduate students will have a photo taken at this time.

3:00 p.m. – Commencement

5:00 p.m. – Reception for all graduates in the college cafeteria.  Please head DIRECTLY to that building after the Commencement ceremony.  Your family and friends should meet you there.


As the Ross-Ellis Center for Fine Arts is becoming a reality, we would like to offer you the opportunity to become a permanent part of this wonderful blessing from God. The finish line for fundraising is near and you can help us by “taking a seat” with a donation of $2,500 or more. For every seat you “take” we will attach an engraved brass plate in honor of the person, family or organization you desire to recognize.


As a “Take a Seat” campaign sponsor of a new seat(s), you will become part of the history and vibrant future of the Ross-Ellis Center for Fine Arts. Throughout the years to come, you will have the pleasure of knowing your generosity is making it possible for others to experience the joy of the performing arts right here in Haviland, Kansas. You have the chance to leave a lasting legacy on the Barclay College campus for generations to come.

There will be 580 seats in the auditorium and your generosity in honor of a loved one will bring us to the finish line.  Your donation to the “Take a Seat” campaign is fully tax-deductible and may be paid in installments over two years.

Questions you may have:

Can I pick my seat?

The goal is to finish this much needed facility.  We understand that some people may desire to pick a certain seat location, but we would ask that your participation would be for the overall completion of this project.

Will I be able to sit in my seat(s) at performances?

The “Take a Seat” campaign does not guarantee that the seat(s) which you have named will be available for you to sit in at events held at the Ross-Ellis Center.

To participate in this incredible historical opportunity, click here.  For questions or additional information, please contact Larry Lewis, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, at (620) 862-5252 ext. 42 or email:

Royce Frazier
President – Barclay College