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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B-
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 696 undergraduate students. The Tougaloo acceptance rate is 91%. Popular majors include Sociology, Biology, and Mathematics. Graduating 35% of students, Tougaloo alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $23,100.
500 W County Line Rd
Tougaloo, MS 39174
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Gulf Coast Athletic Conference

Tougaloo College Rankings

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Tougaloo Admissions

Acceptance Rate
91%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
790-1100
ACT Range
16-23
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$11,796/ 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
$10,595/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
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

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
696Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
30
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
78%
Varsity Athletes
13%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 11 responses
  • Agreeable
    27%
  • Friendly
    27%
  • Outgoing
    27%
  • High school again
    9%
  • Outgoing
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
83%
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
  • 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
35%
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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Though these times have shown difficulty in adjustment for everyone involved, the college has done nothing but try to provide its best solutions and accommodations to its student body. Teachers are super understanding of student’s needs and situations and its easy to compromise if necessary. The fellow students help each other as well with adjustment and classwork. The SGA are a group of devoted and intelligent individuals that do their best to extend themselves to the student body during these times. Even if that means extending beyond the duties of the positions they’re holding.
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My time at the illustrious and tenacious Tougaloo College has been nothing shy of amazing. Don’t get me wrong, it hasn’t always been glitter and cupcakes. However, every school has it faults. At Tougaloo College the faults are immensely overshadowed by the unmatchable grace and honor that comes with being an eaglet. We soar high and aim higher. The staff and faculty provide a sense of belonging that could be impossible to receive at another college/university. The students on campus are family and we treat each other with respect and act as if we’ve known each other our whole lives. No place is 100% perfect but the atmosphere at Tougaloo is sure to leave a lasting impression on those who are to experience the campus. Tougaloo College was my first choice and I’m super glad that I chose to attend one of the best HBCUs in the country. We aren’t just a school or a campus of friendly people; we’re a family.
Tougaloo College is one of the oldest HBCU’s in Mississippi. It is very high on education and because it is so small, the professor and student relationship is at an all time high. Everyone knows everyone which makes the student life very fun and seems like you are never alone on campus. Athletics is very important to us as we highly support our student athletes and professors are very understanding of the away games. I feel very at home at the college and I would try my hardest to convince someone to attend.