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Talladega College Alabama United States

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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.

Talladega College is fully 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.

Talladega College continues to attract the top five percent of students nationwide, i. e. those who have applied themselves in high school and maintained a grade point average of 3. 0 or above.

Our diversity is reflected in generations of students who have passed through our halls and realized that one's education doesn't end with a bachelor's degree.

Eighty percent of our graduates go on to pursue advanced degrees. With a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio, we offer each student specialized attention that facilitates learning, fosters

leadership skills, and cultivates individual talents.

MAJORS OFFERED

SOCIAL SCIENCES AND EDUCATION

Secondary Education (grades 6 - 12) in Biology, Chemistry, English/Language Arts, French, History and Mathematics, and (P-12) in Music; Psychology, Social Work, Sociology.

BUSINESS AND ADMINISTRATION

Business Administration: Accounting Emphasis, Economic Emphasis, Management Emphasis, Finance and Banking, Marketing, Public Administration

HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS

English and English/Journalism concentration, Mass Media Studies, French, History, History/Pre-Law, African American Studies, Fine Arts and Music Performance

NATURAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS

Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics

A Rich Heritage

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. From this meeting came the commitment, ". . . We regard the education of our children and youth as vital to the preservation of our liberties, and true religion as the foundation of all real virtue, and shall use our utmost endeavors to promote these blessings in our common country. "

With this as their pledge, 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. Their leadership resulted in the construction of a one-room school house using lumber salvaged from an abandoned carpenter's shop. The school overflowed with pupils from its opening and soon it was necessary to move into larger quarters. Meanwhile, the nearby Baptist Academy was about to be sold under mortgage default. This building had been built in 1852-53 with the help of slaves - including Savery and Tarrant. A speedy plea was sent to General Swayne for its purchase. General Swayne in turn persuaded the American Missionary Association to buy the building and some 20 acres of land for $23, 000. The grateful parents renamed the building Swayne School and it opened in November of 1867 with about 140 pupils. Thus a building constructed with slave labor for white students became the home of the state's first college dedicated to servicing the educational needs of blacks.

In 1869, Swayne School was issued a charter as Talladega College by the Judge of Probate of Talladega County.

Swayne Hall has remained in service as the symbol and spirit of the beginning of the College.

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

The Office of Student Activities is geared toward providing students with constructive outlets for their energies and for relaxation from their rigorous routines. Student Activities provides a range of events/activities designed to enhance the student's educational, cultural, social and recreational development. The program is also designed to promote personal and spiritual maturity obtained through physical, psychological, and emotional growth. The Student Activities Office is located in the Student Government Association House, 709 Cruikshank Street. For additional information, please contact Anthony Jones at (256) 761- 8571, or ajones@talladega.edu

CONTACT

Talladega College
627 W. Battle Street
Talladega, AL 35160

Telephone: (256) 761-6235

Email: admissions@talladega.edu

Website: www.talladega.edu

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CONTACT

Talladega College

627 W. Battle Street

Talladega, AL 35160

Telephone:(256) 761-6235

Email: admissions@

talladega.edu

Website: www.talladega.edu 

 

United States Universities, Colleges and Schools

 United States Universities, Colleges and Schools

 

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