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C+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    D+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    C+
Tougaloo is a private, Christian college located in Jackson, Mississippi. As a historically black college, Tougaloo has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 766 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Tougaloo acceptance rate is 75%. Popular majors include Sociology, Psychology, and Biology. Graduating 50% of students, Tougaloo alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $23,100.
About Tougaloo College...
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Gulf Coast Athletic Conference
Address
500 W County Line Rd
Tougaloo, MS 39174
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Tougaloo College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
75%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
870-1180
ACT Range
16-24
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$9,814/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$10,815/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.14 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.18 responses
78%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.18 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
766Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
27
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
82%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 11 responses
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  • Agreeable
    27%
  • Friendly
    27%
  • Outgoing
    27%
  • High school again
    9%
  • Outgoing
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
84%
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.25 responses
Poll
46%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.28 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 14 responses
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  • HISTORICAL
    43%
  • Different
    21%
  • Paradox
    14%
  • Prestige
    14%
  • Home away from home
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$27,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
50%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.11 responses
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Tougaloo has a lot to offer academically. I was very impressed during the summer science program I attended in 2017. My greatest accomplishment was my ability to be the student during the summer science program to receive the overall student achievement. Not only was I surprised, I was absolutely elated. I value the academic challenge Toygaloo offers. Tougaloo is a private historic kept secret and many people are not aware of the opportunity that this great HBC can offer. The alumni association is also very encouraging and supportive in more ways than one, but I also have to say the campus can use a more modern updated look. Tougaloo has been around a long time and mostly all funds come from private donors, with that in mind I understand that the funds are used for people like me to be funded for college books, housing and etc and that can be very costly. If I could change just one thing I would surely hope this would be the one thing that could possibly be changed.
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Tougaloo College is such an outstanding school with many perks. The academic system that they have established here sets high standards that requie the students to earn everything that they are given. This college helps each individual learn, prosper, and become great assets to many business & other establishments after graduation. Its an awesome school to attend!
The food is not that great but the professors make up that. They are supportive and wants students to achieve and excel, putting in work while being readily available if a student needs extra help with comprehension.