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Tougaloo College

Tougaloo, MS 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate56%
Acceptance Rate56%

About Tougaloo College

Tougaloo College Overview

Tougaloo College is a private, religious school in a suburban setting in Tougaloo, MS. Tougaloo College was founded in 1869 and the school presently has around 713 students a year, including 687 undergrads. Tougaloo College offers housing for up to 506 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 90% of students spend their weekends on campus.

Student Activities at Tougaloo College

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Interested in joining a fraternity or sorority? Tougaloo College has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Tougaloo College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Tougaloo College on the Student Life page.

2022 Tougaloo College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 56%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED offered but % not available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 2.8
Tuition $10,904
Percent of Need Met 80%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $10,500

Is Tougaloo College a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can give you a sense of how competitive a college is.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a better idea of what Tougaloo College offers and if the school seems like a good choice for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Tougaloo College

It is not difficult to get into Tougaloo College. Around 56% of applicants get into Tougaloo College each year. Out of 3,295 applications received in 2022, 1,839 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Tougaloo College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 60% of students who start at Tougaloo College return for their second year of college. Around 81% 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% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Tougaloo College Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. 45% of graduates from Tougaloo College recieve at least one full-time job offer within six months of graduating.

The average starting salary for recent Tougaloo College grads is $38,000 a year. Average starting salaries vary by discipline, but the average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year.

Tougaloo College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Tougaloo College's endowment was valued at $13.7 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Tougaloo College

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Tougaloo College meets 80% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $10,500 a year.

Graduates in the class of 2022 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.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Tougaloo College.

Based on this information, does Tougaloo College seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Tougaloo College a good school for you?

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Where is Tougaloo College?

Tougaloo College is located in the suburban setting of Tougaloo, MS.

If you want to see Tougaloo College for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 55 to Tougaloo, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Jackson-Evers International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Tougaloo College and Tougaloo are like without leaving home.

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College Info

500 West County Line Road Tougaloo, MS 39174

Campus Setting: Suburban

Tougaloo College Application Deadline

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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.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Tougaloo College is like? There are approximately 713 students enrolled at Tougaloo College, including 687 undergraduate students and 26 graduate students. 86% 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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