Tougaloo College

500 W County Line Rd, Tougaloo, MS

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Tougaloo College is a nonprofit private historically black institution located in Tougaloo, MS. A majority of historically black colleges and universities (also known as HBCUs) were established after the civil war to provide newly freed African Americans with educational opportunities. The United Church of Christ affiliation at the school is an important part of the history, education and curriculum that defines the school. Tougaloo College, with only around 900 students enrolled, provides a high ratio of teachers to students and hands on instruction as part of its commitment to students.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Social Sciences
  • Psychology
  • English Language And Literature
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Recreation And Fitness Studies

The admissions process will include the submission of an application, student records, and standardized test scores, which are then reviewed by the admissions office. An ACT or SAT exam is required prior to applying, with scores within the range of 620 to 990 for the SAT exam and between 15 to 20 for the ACT exam is common among students accepted to Tougaloo College. This school has an acceptance rate of around 35% of which only 19% decided to attend.

Tuition is approximately $11,000 for the year, though it may change based on different types of circumstances. Students may visit the school's net price calculator to find what your personalized cost of attendance would be. On-campus housing is available for students and costs around $4,400 each year. Financial aid may be offered to students that meet the required requirements in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The mascot for Tougaloo College is the "Bulldogs", and they participate in intercollegiate athletic programs through oversight by the NAIA. Available athletic programs offered:

  • Baseball (NAIA Division I)
  • Basketball (NAIA Division I)
  • Tennis (NAIA Division I)
  • Track and Field, X-Country (NAIA Division I)

Students may visit the Tougaloo College website to see a complete list of areas of study, programs, student services, and more.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may provide a better idea of the applicants Tougaloo College accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Tougaloo College has a total student population of about 870, where graduate students make up roughly 18% of the student body.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition is estimated to range between $10,000-$12,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
  • For part-time students, charges are between $420-$510 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid95%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships74%$7,808
Receiving Student Loans29%$6,558
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Tougaloo College may provide student services like:

  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Work study style employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Tougaloo College is close to 50%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years27%
Graduating in 5 Years21%
Graduating in 6 Years3%

Intercollegiate Athletics

Tougaloo College is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports being in the NAIA Division I classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Gulf Coast Athletic Conference)
  • Basketball (Gulf Coast Athletic Conference)
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Tougaloo College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences


English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences


Interdisciplinary Studies

    Mathematics and Statistics

    Physical Sciences


    Recreation and Fitness Studies

    Social Sciences

    Visual and Performing Arts

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    Data Disclaimer

    Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Tougaloo College for official up-to-date information.

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