The mission of Barclay College is to prepare students in a Bible-centered environment for effective Christian life, service, and leadership.

Barclay College is a Christian institution of higher education that challenges students to explore, understand, and acquire the skills necessary to respond to the call of God to go into all the world with the gospel. To help accomplish this, Barclay College strives for academic and spiritual excellence by providing an environment that encourages higher levels of inquiry and learning. Critical thinking, the exchange of ideas, and disciplined Bible-based study are emphasized to assist each student in developing a personalized Christian world view, to equip them to serve effectively, and to speak into a culture that needs to hear and see Christ’s example.


Barclay College bases its existence in a rich history of Evangelical Friends tradition. Barclay College is an evangelical Friends school which accepts and embraces persons with evangelical Christian beliefs from a variety of denominational backgrounds.”

Barclay College Board of Trustees

May 2006

Barclay College actively recruits all students who desire to prepare for their vocations in a climate that is rigorously academic and who are committed to serving Jesus Christ. The College believes that spiritual growth is accelerated when one lives and studies in a community that includes a diversity of Christian theology and cultural perspectives. 

As an institution of higher learning, with both undergraduate and graduate studies, Barclay College’s mission is broader than that of a trade school or training institute. Students broaden their cultural understanding by studying a wide range of general studies in addition to their specific areas of interest. At the core of its academic excellence, students at Barclay College learn to study the Bible and to integrate biblical truth into every discipline, underpinned by our historical Friends tradition.

Barclay College offers students preparation for numerous careers through its bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. In all programs, the bachelor’s degree has been designed to prepare one for graduate study. The College also offers Associate degrees designed to give students a basic introduction to college education, the Bible, and general studies.  A bright future awaits us, and the best is certainly yet to come!