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Tougaloo College

Tougaloo, MS 4-Year Private

About Tougaloo College

Tougaloo College is a private, religous school located in the suburban setting of Tougaloo, MS

Founded in 1869, Tougaloo College currently enrolls around 775 students a year, including 762 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Tougaloo College's endowment was valued at $4,695,901 in 2021.

Admissions Facts About Tougaloo College

Acceptance rate: 71%

Average GPA: 2.8

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

Tougaloo College Acceptance Rate

It is minimally difficult to get into Tougaloo College. Around 71 percent of all applicants to Tougaloo College are accepted each year.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 2.8 /4.0.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is Tougaloo College a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Tougaloo College, around 73 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 237 students who started at Tougaloo College as first-time freshman, 69 graduate within four years.

Around 49 percent of students who started at Tougaloo College earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 45 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent grads is $38,000 a year. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $25,000 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Tougaloo College sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Tougaloo College a good school for YOU?

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College Info

500 West County Line Road Tougaloo, MS 39174

Campus Setting: Suburban

Tougaloo College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Tougaloo College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Tougaloo College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Tougaloo College ACT Scores


ACT Range

15 - 21

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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21 and Above


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15 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Tougaloo College is 18. Students with an ACT score of 21 and above have a good chance of getting into Tougaloo College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 15 and 21 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 15 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Tougaloo College SAT Scores


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Tougaloo College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Tougaloo College is like? There are approximately 900 students enrolled at Tougaloo College, including 793 undergraduate students and 107 graduate students. 110% percent of students attend school full-time, 81% percent are from MS and 19% percent of students are from other states.


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