Tougaloo College

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Baccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts: These institutions are primarily undergraduate colleges with major emphasis on baccalaureate programs. They award at least half of their baccalaureate degrees in liberal arts fields.

ROTC: Army
Study abroad
Teacher certification: Students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

500 W County Line Rd, Tougaloo, MS, 39174

(601) 977-7700  




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.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above 


Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers

Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits

Academic Year Prices - 2014 (full-time, first-time undergraduate students)

Tuition & Fees 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
In District $10,218 $10,227 $10,218
In State $10,218 $10,227 $10,218
Out of State $10,218 $10,227 $10,218
Books and Supplies $1,300 $1,300 $1,300
On Campus      
Room and Board $6,330 $6,330 $6,330
Other Expenses $2,900 $2,900 $2,900
Off Campus      
Room and Board $5,700 $5,700 $5,700
Other Expenses $3,000 $3,000 $3,000
Off Campus With Family      
Other Expenses - $2,900 $2,900
Sport Conference
Baseball Gulf Coast Athletic Conference
Basketball Gulf Coast Athletic Conference
Cross Country/Track Gulf Coast Athletic Conference

Financial Aid 2011-2012

Type of Aid Percent Receiving Aid Average Amount Received
Federal Grants
72.0 % $6,182
State/Local Grant
21.0 % $608
Institutional Grants
31.0 % $9,533
Loans 35.0 % $6,882 may have scholarship and grant opportunities in our online database for students attending Tougaloo College, whether offered by the school, a private organization or a local or national philanthropic entity. To discover any available opportunities, please conduct a free, college scholarship search. can help you find Private Student Loans for most schools, and offers Student Loan Consolidation solutions for Tougaloo College. We can also assist you in your search for Federal PLUS Loans, Undergraduate Stafford Loans and Graduate Stafford Loans.

The above information was obtained via the publicly-available Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), operated by the U.S. Department of Education, which compiles self-reported information provided by colleges and universities, for the purpose of making such information openly available to students and parents.


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