We Are Losing Another HBCU, Concordia College in Selma is Closing
Concordia College in Selma will close at the end of the spring semester, officials said.
The decision was made with “heavy hearts and deep regret” and comes amid continued financial struggles. Earlier this year, the board had been attempting to identify an investor to stave off closure.
WSFA reports current students, faculty and staff will receive assistance through the transition.
No additional students will be admitted after the current semester, school officials said.
Established in 1922, Concordia currently has about 400 students and around 100 employees. The private school is the only Lutheran Historically Black College in the nation. The college is a member of the Concordia University system, a group of 10 college administered by the Lutheran Church in 10 states, including Alabama.
There were once 121 HBCUs we are now down to 100 HBCUs. We can not lose any more. Give back to your community and support Historically black colleges and universities.
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