• 145 Cabarrus Avenue West, Concord, NC 28025

  • (704) 789-2900

  • contactus@b-sc.edu

About Us

In the Beginning ...Faith

Barber-Scotia College is a private, co-ed, historically black college, located n downtown Concord, NC, just 6 miles from Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The College was founded in 1867 by Rev. Luke Dorland, who was commissioned by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), to 'find a place'and establish an institution in the South, to educate the daughters of freed slaves.

The original purpose of the College was to prepare teachers and social workers to improve the '101 of the freedman and to provide a pool of leaders.' Accordingly, subjects classified as normal, academic, and homemaking were offered in a pattern which anticipated state certification, but which always pointed to the collegiate level.

The second period of academic development came in 1916 when the name of the institution was changed to Scotia Women's College. In 1930, Barber Memorial College of Anniston, Alabama, merged with Scotia Women's College. The present name, Barber-Scotia College, was adopted in 1932.

Barber-Scotia College is strengthening the ties in fulfilling its mission to provide a cadre of educated Leaders.

Apply to earn your advanced degree at BSC. Degrees and Credit Hours are authorized by the state of North Carolina.

Even Now...Faith

Today, the College has reorganized from the top, down, to support and plant firmly, its mission of Total Student Development. BSC’s new leadership is committed to building a model of institutional advancement and excellence for future generations. Under the new strategic plan, the College bolsters a career-focused curriculum, 3-year undergraduate and 4-year undergratuate plus graduate programs, online courses and more!

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