October 18, 2009
Troubled Barber-Scotia College Seeks Revival
Historically black college faces long odds to get back in good standing
Davis Turner for The Chronicle
At Barber-Scotia College's opening convocation last month, the entire freshman class fit on one wooden pew at the front of the college's chapel, while speakers implored them to keep faith in their institution.
Barber-Scotia, a four-year college here, is on the edge of extinction. The college lost its accreditation in 2004, and total enrollment is down to a dozen, 10 of whom are first-year students. The historically black college, which is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church