Talladega College

627 W Battle St, Talladega, AL 35160
Tel: (256)761-6100
Private not-for-profit | 1,200 students
Talladega College is Alabama’s oldest, private, historically Black, liberal arts institution. For more than 136 years, Talladega College has been committed to providing individuals with a first-rate education based on academic excellence, leadership development and services to benefit mankind. Talladega has a proven track record of providing a solid foundation for its graduates. The College has been nationally ranked for its success in producing graduates who pursue post-baccalaureate degrees and professional certifications in their various occupations.

School Overview:

Talladega College
CountyTalladega County, AL
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)
39 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment1,200 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
882 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
318 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

School Notes:

  • Alabama’s oldest, private, historically black, liberal arts college continues to offer a unique undergraduate educational experience. We are committed to maintaining a high standard of academic excellence evidenced through the success of our graduates.
  • The history of Talladega College began on November 20, 1865, when two former slaves William Savery and Thomas Tarrant, both of Talladega, met in convention with a group of new freedmen in Mobile, Alabama. Savery and Tarrant, aided by General Wager Swayne of the Freedmen´s Bureau, began in earnest to provide a school for the children of former slaves of the community. The grateful parents renamed the building Swayne School and it opened in November of 1867 with about 140 pupils.
  • In 1869, Swayne School was issued a charter as Talladega College by the Judge of Probate of Talladega County.
  • Talladega College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Bachelor of Arts degree. The Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.The Teacher Education Program is accredited by the Alabama State Department of Education.
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