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The College Hour is doing something different. We are not going to put HBCU's by states, region or in alphabetical order. We are hoping that you stretch your minds and look at a lot these institutions because they all have a lot to offer in different areas. Choosing an institution because you live in that state or is close to home is not for growth and spreading your people base (network). When you go to a state school, the majority of these people come from the that state or even from your same school district. When you leave the state or region you are in different pool of people and learn different things and meet people from different parts of the country and even different parts of the world. Public versus a Private Institution is another consideration. Public or State Schools (financed by the state) are much cheaper than Private Schools. Even the out of state tuition at Public Schools are cheaper than most Private Schools. Private schools have their benefits too. These institutions have a very close connections to their students. These institution have a strong alumni base. They have close ties to other universities for graduate and professional schools once your student graduates from one of these institutions. These institutions also have close ties to corporations and foundations for employment and for raising capital for their endowment and working capital. Private institutions also have different pool of people than state schools. They each have their advantages. No matter what you decide, we are telling you, go to college.

But, if you decide to go to college, go to a HBCU!!!!!



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Barber-Scotia College

Barber -Scotia College started as the Scotia Seminary for Women. This institution was founded in 1867 by Reverend Luke Dorland. Reverend Dorland was commissioned by the Presbyterian Church to organize a higher learning institution to educate and train African American Women to become elementary, secondary and Normal school teachers. The Scotia Seminary is the first all black women institution of higher learning in America. Rev. Dorland used Mount Holyoke Female Seminary as a model to build Scotia Seminary.

In 1916 the school changed its name to Scotia Women's College. Then in 1930, The Scotia Women's College merged with the all men's college Barber Memorial College out of Anniston, Alabama. In 1932, the school changed it's name to Barber-Scotia College. In 1934 the school received a Class A rating from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). In 1945, Barber-Scotia College awarded its first Bachelors Degrees. 1946, the State of North Carolina granted a 4 year rating on the institution. In 1954, Barber-Scotia was awarded full accreditation and membership into the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

Today:Barber-Scotia has fallen on hard times. They lost their accreditation on June 24, 2004. The now have only two degreed programs and are continuously having fund raisers to get out of debt. As of September 14, 2012 the Presbyterian Missionary Agency Board (PMAB) voted to cease all funding to the institution. Barber-Scotia has a fund raiser campaign going and you can contribute to their cause to get their accreditation back on their website. Lets contribute to Barber-Scotia now and let make Barber-Scotia College a PHOENIX and let it raise out its ashes.


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