Tougaloo College Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Woodworth Chapel at Tougaloo College
Woodworth Chapel at Tougaloo College. Social_Stratification / Flickr

Tougaloo College Admissions Overview:

Tougaloo College doesn't have overly high admissions standards, but the applicant pool is large enough that only 52% of students were admitted in 2015. Generally, successful applicants will have a decent grades and standardized test scores. Along with an application, interested students will need to submit SAT or ACT scores and official high school transcripts.

If you have any questions about applying, be sure to get in touch with the admissions office or visit the campus.

Admissions Data (2016):

Tougaloo College Description:

Founded in 1869, Tougaloo College is a private, four-year college located on 500 acres in Tougaloo, Mississippi, just north of Jackson. The historically black college is affiliated with the United Church of Christ, and the school emphasizes the fact that it is "church related, but not church controlled." Tougaloo College has a student body of about 900 students who are supported by a healthy 11 to 1 student / faculty ratio. The college offers a wide range of undergraduate majors across its academic divisions of Humanities, Natural Science, Continuing Education, Social Science, and Education.

Tougaloo students stay active outside of the classroom through a spectrum of student clubs and organizations, an active Greek Life, and student recreation like bowling, badminton, and table tennis. There is also the opportunity to try for the coveted positions of Tougaloo King and Queen. Tougaloo College competes in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC) with sports that include men’s and women’s tennis, cross country, and basketball.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 860 (843 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 34% Male / 66% Female
  • 96% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $10,600
  • Books: $1,300 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $6,400
  • Other Expenses: $2,900
  • Total Cost: $21,200

Tougaloo College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 97%
    • Loans: 73%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $8,494
    • Loans: $5,961

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Child Development, Economics, English, Health and Physical Education, Mass Communication, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 75%
  • Transfer Out Rate:3%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 25%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 42%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Tennis
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Tennis, Volleyball, Cross Country, Track and Field

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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