Private 4 Year

Tougaloo College

Tougaloo, Mississippi

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Tougaloo College overview
Location Tougaloo, Mississippi
Online tougaloo.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Religious Affiliation United Church of Christ
Tougaloo College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Tougaloo College, located in Tougaloo, Mississippi, is a private historically black liberal arts institution founded in 1869 and affiliated with the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The college sits on a 500-acre campus marked by notable red-brick buildings and is situated approximately ten miles north of Jackson, offering access to the metropolitan culture and opportunities. Known for its strong emphasis on social justice and civil rights, Tougaloo College provides a range of undergraduate degrees with popular majors in the biological sciences, education, and social sciences. While selectivity for admission is generally considered moderately selective, the college maintains a commitment to a student-centered educational experience. The on-campus living is an integral part of the student experience with residence halls and student housing options. Though not recognized primarily for its athletic programs, the college fields several sports teams known as the Bulldogs.

In the most recent statistical year 2,817 prospective students applied, and 1,389 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 133 enrolled in the school.  571 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 106 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $10,384 plus fees of $477.

Tougaloo College is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) primarily serving the African-American community.
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Tougaloo College is rated within the lower 30% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards

Extremely Easy
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SAT 790/1090
ACT 16/21
GPA 2.8

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $25

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Tougaloo College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,400
Other Fees$477
Room and Board $6,400
Budget for Other Expenses$4,440
Total One Year Cost$23,101

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$29,600 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

48% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Tougaloo College students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 53%
Psychology 9%
English and Literature 8%
Biology 5%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 4%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=176406 IPEDS survey data for Tougaloo College.

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