Barber-Scotia College Details

Email Address
Co_Education Yes
Campus Address 145 Cabarrus Avenue
City West Concord,
State North Carolina
Zip 28025
Phone 704-789-2902
Total Enrollment 543
Motto Lumen Veritas et Utilitas (Knowledge, Truth, and Service)
Level of Selectivity Non-competitive
Location Barber-Scotia College is located approximately 25 miles from Charlotte, North Carolina’s largest city. Charlotte offers theater, concerts, museums, shopping, major league basketball, auto racing, and many recreational activities. Charlotte’s Douglas International Airport is a transportation hub that provides access to worldwide destinations. The cultural and social resources of the urban area are complemented by easy access to the Atlantic coastal beaches to the east, and the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains to the west.
History Barber-Scotia College is a four-year, independent, coed college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. It was founded in 1867 as Scotia Seminary, preparing black women for careers as social workers and teachers. The name of the institution changed to Scotia Women’s College in 1916. A merger with Barber Memorial College of Anniston, Alabama in 1930 resulted in the adoption of the College’s present name in 1932. The first bachelor’s degree was granted in 1945, and in 1946, the North Carolina Board of Education gave the College a four-year rating. In 1954, the school became a coed college, allowing men to enroll. The twenty-five-building campus ../includes Bethune Hall, named after one of the College’s notable alumni, Mary McLeod Bethune. An 1894 graduate of Barber-Scotia, Bethune went on to found Bethune-Cookman College. Campus buildings are a placid mix of old and new. Faith Hall, one of the first buildings on the campus, stands in concord with the more modern facilities, such as the Sage Memorial Learning Resource Center, a multifaceted library. Barber-Scotia College continues its relationship with the Presbyterian Church, “fulfilling the mission to provide a cadre of educated black leaders.” This historically black college is a United Negro College Fund (UNCF) member school.
Band Program No
Religious Affiliation Yes
Accrediation Barber-Scotia College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science degrees.
Costs per Year 2001–02 Tuition: $7500 Room and board: $1800 (room); $1700 (board) Special fees: $275 Books: $700 Estimated total cost: $11,975
In State Tuition 7500
Out of State Tuition 7500
Financial Aid-Institutional Funding Percent of students receiving financial aid: 92 Number of scholarships and grants: 32 Total amount of scholarships and grants: $2,136,983 Range of scholarships and grants: $200–$10,285
Financial-Aid Deadline July (fall priority); November (spring priority); continuous notification
Admission Deadline July 1 (fall priority); December 1 (spring priority); rolling admission.
Entrance Requirements Graduation from high school (or equivalent) with a 2.0 GPA or better and completion of the following 16 units: 4 English, 3 mathematics, 3 science, 1 history, 2 social studies, and 3 electives. Three letters of recommendation (one from a high school official), a complete medical exam, a completed dental form, immunization records, and a $15 application fee are also required.
Graduation Requirements A minimum of 125 credit hours, including the general education core requirements, with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Teacher education graduation requires a minimum GPA of 2.5. Students must complete the verbal and computational skills assessment examination and demonstrate computer literacy. Participation in Founders Day and commencement exercises is mandatory.
Student Body Profile Total enrollment: 543 In-state: 301 Full-time undergraduates (men/women): 289/216 Part-time undergraduates (men/women): 15/23 Ethnic/racial makeup: African American, 531; Hispanic, 7; Caucasian, 5
Diversity 20
Student Life Campus Regulations: Several convocations throughout the year are mandatory. All students must live in the residence halls unless special qualifications as commuter/day students are met. Beepers and pagers must be registered and approved by the campus police office. Campus Services: Health center, remedial instruction, language laboratory, computer laboratory, counseling services, career planning and placement, and religious services, including chapel. Campus Activities: Group and cultural activities include theater, chorale, and dance, as well as music groups and departmental clubs. Students can get involved in the student-run newspaper, Scotia Express, or the yearbook, The Saber.
Faculty Profile Number of faculty members: 94 Student-teacher ratio: 12:1 Full-time faculty members: 82 Part-time faculty members: 12 Faculty with doctorates or other terminal degrees: 55%
Athletic Program Barber-Scotia College is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Eastern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (EIAC). Intercollegiate Sports: men’s basketball, cross-country, and track; women’s basketball, cross-country, softball, track, and volleyball. Intramural Sports: basketball, billiards, bingo, flag football, soccer, and table tennis. Athletic Contact: Athletic Director, Barber-Scotia College, 145 Cabarrus Avenue, Concord, North Carolina 28025; Telephone: 704-789-2960.
School Calender August-May (semesters) Commencement and conferring of degrees: May One 6-week summer session.
Degrees Bachelor of Arts: Criminal Justice, English, Political Science, Sociology Bachelor of Science: Biology, Business Administration, Elementary Education, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Organizational Management, Military Science (cooperative), Recreation Administration Preprofessional Programs: Dentistry, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Podiatry.
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