North Carolina

Barber-Scotia College

Concord, NC
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4-year, Private
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Quick facts
  • Founded: 1873
  • Enrollment: 168
  • Mascot: Saber-Tooth Tiger
  • Colors: Grey and Royal Blue
  • Motto: “Lumen Veritas et Utilitas” (Light, Truth, and Usefulness)
  • Campus Setting: Town
  • Campus Housing: No
Short description

Barber-Scotia College, located in Concord, North Carolina, is a private, historically black college with a rich history dating back to its founding in 1873. Initially established as Scotia Seminary to educate freed African American women, the college later merged with Barber Memorial College in 1930, expanding its mission and academic offerings. Today, Barber-Scotia College, with an enrollment of 168 students, focuses on providing specialized educational programs, particularly in the field of emerging technologies and business strategies.

The college's motto, “Lumen Veritas et Utilitas” (Light, Truth, and Usefulness), reflects its commitment to enlightening students with knowledge that is both truthful and practical. Despite its small size and lack of campus housing, Barber-Scotia College offers a unique educational environment in a town setting. Currently unaccredited, the college has adapted to contemporary educational demands by offering specialized programs such as the Artificial Intelligence Essentials Certification Course (AIEC), AI Prompt Engineering Fundamentals Certification (AI-PEFC), and courses in Strategic Partnerships and Digital Marketing. 

These programs are designed to equip students with cutting-edge skills and knowledge in high-demand areas. While the college does not participate in athletics, its focus remains steadfast on academic excellence and innovation. The mascot, the Saber-Tooth Tiger, along with the college colors of grey and royal blue, symbolize the institution's enduring spirit and commitment to evolving education. Barber-Scotia College continues to be an important educational institution, adapting to the changing landscapes of higher education and technology.

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Popular Majors
  • Artificial Intelligence Essentials Certification Course (AIEC)
  • AI Prompt Engineering Fundamentals Certification (AI-PEFC)
  • Strategic Partnerships: Methods for Building Successful Strategic Partnerships
  • Digital Marketing: How to Grow Your Business Online

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