Tougaloo College Details

Email Address
Co_Education Yes
Campus Address 330 East County Line Road
City Tougaloo
State Mississippi
Zip 39175
Phone 601-977-7700
Total Enrollment 985
Motto Where History Meets the Future
Level of Selectivity Slightly competitive
Location Tougaloo College is located 3 miles north of Jackson, the largest city in Mississippi and the state capital. Historic Jackson is the home of a natural science museum, art museum, planetarium, botanical garden, zoological park, and several house museums. The city is known for its leading educational and medical centers.
History Tougaloo College is a four-year, private, coed, liberal arts college founded in 1869 by the American Missionary Association of New York, which purchased 500 acres of a former plantation. Its purpose was to train young people "irrespective of their religious tenets" and to educate with "the most liberal principles for the benefit of our citizens in general." College courses were first offered in 1897, and the first Bachelor of Arts degree was awarded in 1901. In 1954, the name was changed to Tougaloo Southern Christian Institute, reflecting its merger with the Southern Christian Institute. The school name was changed again to the current Tougaloo College in 1963. The campus has nineteen buildings, including College House, the home to the College president and his family, and several cottages and apartments for faculty members wishing to live on campus as well as scholars-in-residence. The Tougaloo Art Collection, housed in Warren Hall, contains more than 1,000 works of art. Thirty-eight percent of Mississippiís black physicians and 23 percent of its black dentists are Tougaloo graduates. The College is a United Negro College Fund school.
Band Program Yes
Religious Affiliation Yes
Accrediation Tougaloo College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Arts, and Bachelor of Science degrees.
Costs per Year 2002Ė03 Tuition: $6870 (in-state); $6930 (out-of-state) Room and board: $1800 (room); $1400 (board) Special fees: $615 (commuter); $705 (residential) Books: $700 Estimated total cost: $11,385 (in-state); $11,535 (out-of-state)
In State Tuition 6870
Out of State Tuition 6930
Financial Aid-Institutional Funding Percentage of students receiving financial aid: 87 Financial Aid Specific to the School Army ROTC offers two- and three-year scholarships that pay tuition, fees, books, and other expenses, as well as provide a monthly stipend.
Financial-Aid Deadline Continuous notification; April 15 (priority)
Admission Deadline Rolling admission; August 25 (preferred)
Entrance Requirements High school diploma (or equivalent) with a minimum C average and completion of the following 16 units: 3 English, 3 history and social sciences, 3 mathematics, 2 science, and 7 electives. The College strongly urges that the math units comprise algebra and geometry. Two years of natural science (general science, biology, chemistry, or physics) and two years of a foreign language are recommended. An official high school transcript is required. A $5 application fee is also required.
Graduation Requirements A minimum of a 2.0 average and a minimum of 124 semester hours, including approximately 56 semester hours in general education; at least 27, but not more than 48, semester hours in a discipline major; and electives or professional requirements for certification in special fields. Students must have a minimum grade of 2.0 for all courses in their major and pass the English Proficiency Examination. A comprehensive senior paper is required. Some departments may require students to pass a comprehensive examination as well. The final 30 semester hours must be earned from Tougaloo College.
Student Body Profile Total enrollment: 985 From in-state: 873 From other regions: 19 states and territories; 2 international Average high school GPA: 2.50
Diversity 50
Student Life Campus Regulations: Class attendance required; minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50 and a 2.50 the previous semester to join Greek-letter organizations. Campus Services: Academic computing center, counseling center, health center, mathematics center, modern foreign language laboratory, reading study skills and resource center, and writing center. Campus Activities: Social activities include theater, departmental clubs, dances and other social affairs, convocations, weekly assembly programs, college choir, gospel choir, lectures, concerts, and religious groups. Students may participate in the student newspaper, Harambee, and the Student Government Association. Greek-letter fraternities include Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, and Phi Beta Sigma; sororities include Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, and Zeta Phi Beta. Honor societies and service organizations include Alpha Kappa Delta, Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, and Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity. Housing Availability: Menís and womenís dormitories are available on campus.
Faculty Profile Number of faculty members: 100 Student-teacher ratio: 19:1 Full-time faculty members: 68 Part-time faculty members: 32
Athletic Program Tougaloo College is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA - Division I) and the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC). Intercollegiate Sports: Menís basketball, cross-county, indoor and outdoor track; womenís basketball, cross-country; indoor and outdoor track. Intramural Sports: archery, basketball, flag football, soccer, tennis, and outdoor track. Teams include faculty members, staff members, and students. Athletic Contact: Director of Athletics, Tougaloo College, 300 East County Line Road, Tougaloo, Mississippi 39174; Telephone: 601-977-7809.
School Calender August-May 14 (semesters) Commencement: May
Degrees Associate of Arts: Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Gerontology Bachelor of Arts: Accounting; Art; Biology; Business Administration; Chemistry; Computer Science; Economics; Elementary Education; English; Health, Physical Education, and Recreation; History; Humanities; Journalism ; Mathematics; Music; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology Bachelor of Science: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics
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