Tougaloo College

500 W County Line Rd, Tougaloo, MS 39174
Tel: (601)977-7700
Private not-for-profit | 969 students
Tougaloo College is a private, historically black, liberal arts institution, accessible to all persons regardless of race, ethnic origin, religion or creed. The College prepares students to be imaginative, self-directed, lifelong learners and mindful thinkers, committed to leadership and services in a global society by offering a high quality liberal studies program.

School Overview:

Tougaloo College
CountyHinds County, MS
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
83 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment969 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
931 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
38 students137 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted37%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)405-445450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)390-435460-573
ACT English (25-75%)14-2119-25
ACT Math (25-75%)15-1918-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)15-2020-25

School Notes:

  • Founded in 1869 by the American Missionary Association, Tougaloo College was chartered on the principles that it “be accessible to all irrespective of their religious tenets, and conducted on the most liberal principles for the benefit of our citizens in general.” Tougaloo acknowledges and respects its traditions, remains dedicated to the equality of all people, and continues to be a value-oriented community where students are guided by a concerned faculty and staff. The members of this community apply current knowledge to prepare students for lifelong learning related to new information and emerging technologies, as well as humane standards in a global society.
  • The liberal arts curriculum at Tougaloo College is based upon two assumptions: first, that students should have a general education drawn from broad academic areas, as well as specialized training in one major department; and second, that students should have freedom, within certain established guidelines and with the advice of the faculty, to choose their own course of study.
  • Tougaloo offers an undergraduate curriculum designed to encourage students to apply critical thought to all areas of life, to acquire a basic knowledge of the humanities, the natural sciences, and the social sciences, to develop skills required in selected professions; and to provide leadership in a democratic society and in a changing world.
  • Tougaloo College has been recently noted in U.S. News and World Report, Money Magazine, Chronicle of Higher Education and other publications for its student selectivity. Tougaloo College is included among a prestigious group of 18 percent of the 790 Southern four-year colleges and universities. Tougaloo is one of 146 colleges and universities on the Princeton Review’s 2006-2007 list of the Best Colleges and Universities in the Southeast.
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