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Barber-Scotia College

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About Barber-Scotia College

Barber-Scotia College was founded as Scotia Seminary in January, 1867, by Reverend Luke Dorland who was commissioned by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to establish in the South an institution for the training of Negro women. A survey of situations and of needs resulted in the selection of Concord, North Carolina, as the place for the location of the school. Organization included a program of elementary, secondary, and normal school work.

Campus information

Barber-Scotia College is located on Cabarrus Avenue, West and Corban Avenue in Concord, North Carolina, within three (3) blocks of the historic downtown business district. The campus has many beautiful, historic buildings that help to highlight the historical significance of the College. 

The City of Concord is in the heart of the Piedmont section of North Carolina, almost midway between Atlanta, Georgia and the nation’s capital, Washington, DC. North Carolina’s Capital, Raleigh, is 125 miles to the east and the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are to the west. Charlotte, a major banking, cultural and recreation center is only twenty (20) miles away. 

Concord is easily accessible by Greyhound and Trailways bus lines. Major highways include U.S. 29 and State Highways 49, 73, and 601; and Interstate roadways 77 and 85. The AMTRAK rail station is in the City of Kannapolis, seven (7) miles north, and the Douglas International Airport is located in Charlotte.


Students who desire campus housing must submit a completed housing application form and a non-refundable housing deposit ($200.00) to the Director of Housing. A Residence Life Handbook will be issued to all residence at orientation. 


Courses available 3

Applied, Pure Sciences 1 Business, Management 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 1


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