Talladega College Alabama United States
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
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.
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
NATURAL SCIENCES AND
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Talladega, AL 35160
Telephone: (256) 761-6235