Tuition & Fees

$17,485

$17,485

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
36%
500-599
14%
400-499
43%
300-399
7%
600-699
7%
500-599
43%
400-499
43%
300-399
7%
30-36
3%
24-29
16%
18-23
28%
12-17
44%
6-11
9%
24-29
11%
18-23
32%
12-17
55%
6-11
2%
24-29
20%
18-23
34%
12-17
44%
6-11
2%
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undergraduateRatios

34%

male

66%

female

1

teacher

9

students

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Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,670
Declined + 557
Total Received 2,227
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Private (nonprofit)

793

undergraduate students

16

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Sociology
  2. Psychology
  3. Biology
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Codes

SAT 1807
ACT 2248

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Location

School Facts

Tougaloo College, founded in 1869, is a private, historically black college that offers a liberal arts curricula. Its 500-acre campus is located in Tougaloo, on the northern borders of Jackson, MS.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 809
Established in 1869
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Disciples of Christ
Historically Black college/university yes
Accredited by •  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  TEAC (Teacher Education Accreditation Council)

Tougaloo, MS

500-acre campus in Tougaloo (population: 2,111). Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

Tougaloo College
500 West County Line Road
Tougaloo, MS 39174

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
76%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
85%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
3 fraternities 4% of male students
 
3 sororities 6% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
25%
Top 1/4
51%
Top 1/2
77%
Bottom 1/2
23%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
36%
500-599
14%
400-499
43%
300-399
7%
600-699
7%
500-599
43%
400-499
43%
300-399
7%
30-36
3%
24-29
16%
18-23
28%
12-17
44%
6-11
9%
24-29
11%
18-23
32%
12-17
55%
6-11
2%
24-29
20%
18-23
34%
12-17
44%
6-11
2%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
Common application accepted no
Application deadline November 1 (priority deadline)
July 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,670
Declined + 557
Total Received 2,227

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Secondary school record

Important

Standardized test scores

Considered

Essay
Extracurricular activities

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Andrea Jones
Dean, Enrollment Management
P: 601 977-7772
F: 601 977-4501
admissions@tougaloo.edu

Financial Aid

85%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$12,500

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $17,485
Room $2,210
Board $2,400
Books & supplies $1,300
Total $23,395
Average Financial Aid - $12,500
Total with Avg. Aid $10,895
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 601 977-7766
F: 601 977-6164
finaid@tougaloo.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Maria Thomas
Director of Financial Aid
mthomas@tougaloo.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
tennis
volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Badminton, Basketball, Billiards, Bowling, Cheerleading Competition Squad, Flag Football, Power Lifting, Soccer, Softball, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

James Coleman (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NAIA, Gulf Coast Athletic Conference
Mascot
Bulldogs
School colors
royal and scarlet

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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Art
Art Education
Biology
Biology Education
Chemistry
Chemistry Education
Child Development
Computer Science
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Elementary Education
English
English Education
Health/Physical Education
Health/Recreation
History
History Education
Hotel/Hospitality Management
Liberal Studies
Mass Communication
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Music
Music Education
Nursing
Physics
Physics Education
Political Science
Psychology
Religious Studies
Sociology
Special Education
Teaching
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Sociology
  2. Psychology
  3. Biology

Programs Offered

  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Health Professions
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

809

total students

73%

in-state

27%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

98%

793
students

Female
66%
527

Male
34%
266

2%

16
students

Female
94%
15

Male
6%
1

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

96%

766
students

Female
67%
511

Male
33%
255

4%

27
students

Female
60%
16

Male
40%
11

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
97%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

53%

Transfer applicants accepted

80%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Recommended of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Recommended of Some
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Essay or personal statement Recommended of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: July 1

Spring: November 1

Summer: April 15

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

64

sesmeter hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 15
Countries most often represented China
Egypt
Ghana
Jamaica
Japan
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Whitney Hunter
Admissions Officer
601 977-7768
whunter@tougaloo.edu

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