With 4 students enrolled, this North Carolina HBCU bets on its 5-year comeback plan
BY DJ SIMMONS, Charlotte Observer
Barber-Scotia College, a 155-year-old HBCU that lost its accreditation in 2004. firstname.lastname@example.org
Barber-Scotia College alumni fondly remember a flourishing and bustling college, Friday night line dancing and packing out the yard on school evenings. These memories came alive again in October when they returned for the 155th homecoming.
“It felt like the days we were on campus,” Pam Day, president of the National Alumni Association, said. “It was like we were back at Barber-Scotia when we all attended.”
Back then there were hundreds of students. The current enrollment has only four students — and they all attend the college online. The Concord-based HBCU has faced declining enrollment and its fair share of hardships since losing its accreditation in 2004.