Talladega College Admissions

Costs, Financial Aid, Graduation Rates & More

The library at Talladega College
The library at Talladega College. Rivers Langley / Wikimedia Commons

With open admissions, Talladega College is open to any interested and qualified students. Those interested in the school will need to apply, and send in an application (which can be completed online). Additionally, applicants will need to submit official high school transcripts, a personal essay, and scores from either the SAT or ACT. For complete instructions and guidelines, be sure to visit the school's admissions website, or get in touch with the school's admissions office for help.

Interested students are encouraged to visit the campus, to see if the school would be a good fit for them.

Admissions Data (2016):

Talladega College Description:

The oldest private historically black college in Alabama, Talladega College is a four-year institution located in Talladega, Alabama. The 50-acre campus is about 50 miles from Birmingham and 100 miles from Atlanta, Georgia. Talladega is affiliated with the United Church of Christ. The college offers 17 academic major across its Division of Humanities and Fine Arts, Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Division of Business and Administration, and Eunice Walker Johnson Division of Social Sciences and Education.

Business administration is by far the most popular major, and academics are supported by a 12 to 1 student / faculty ratio. All majors are grounded in the liberal arts and sciences. Students stay engaged outside of the classroom, for Talladega is home to a host of student clubs and organizations, intramurals, and sororities and fraternities.

On the athletic front, Talladega is a member of the States Collegiate Athletics Association, the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA), the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), and the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC). The Tornadoes compete in three women's and four men's intercollegiate sports--popular choices include basketball, soccer, softball, track and field, and volleyball.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 675 (all undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 52% Male / 48% Female
  • 92% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $12,340
  • Books: $1,370 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $6,504
  • Other Expenses: $2,100
  • Total Cost: $22,314

Talladega College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 80%
    • Loans: 83%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $9,411
    • Loans: $5,877

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, English, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 57%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 7%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 31%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 43%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Basketball, Baseball, Golf, Soccer, Track and Field
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, Volleyball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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