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Profile of Tougaloo College

Tougaloo College is located in a medium-sized city, in Tougaloo, MS. The school is officially a United Church of Christ school. Tougaloo College is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degree levels at the school top out at the Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

Students at Tougaloo College often study science, therapy and Counselling, and liberal arts.

Tougaloo College Selectivity

The admissions department at the school does not accept all those who apply. Most students' verbal SAT scores were in the range of 450 to 530 in 2007. A quarter of students admitted in 2007 scored 470 or higher on the math SAT.


Students at the school benefit from the low student/teacher ratio. The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors.

Student Enrolment

The school offers classes to 856 students (832 full-time equivalent). Minorities are common at Tougaloo College.

Student Life

The school has a residential or campus feel. Many students live in housing on or near campus. The school does offer meal plans to students. Students sports include formal participation in Gulf Coast Athletic Conference competitions.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Tougaloo College is a private, coeducational, historically black, church-related, but not church controlled, four-year liberal arts institution located on West County Line Road on the northern edge of the city of Jackson, Missisisippi. 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. 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 intends that its students become self-directed learners and self-reliant persons capable of dealing with people, challenges and issues. Tougaloo College intends to contribute to the social, health, and educational needs of the local and state communities through a program of community service. "

Tougaloo College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts66English, economics, political science, history, sociology, interdisciplinary studies
Science21biology, chemistry, physics
Therapy and Counselling18psychology
Family and Social Work7child development
Media6mass communication
Education and Teaching5special ed, early childhood education, elementary school teaching
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy4health and fitness
Art Studies3art studies, visual and performing arts
Computer Science and Engineering1computer science

Contact: Tougaloo College

Tougaloo College

500 W County Line Rd

Tougaloo, MS 39174

General Phone: (601) 977-7700


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