Talladega College Details

Email Address nlbaskin@talladega.edu
Co_Education Yes
Campus Address 627 West Battle Street
City Talladega
State Alababma
Zip 35160
Phone 256-761-0206
Total Enrollment 642
Motto An Education of Distinction
Level of Selectivity Slightly competitive
Location Located in the city of Talladega, the campus is situated between Atlanta (75 miles east) and Birmingham (40 miles west), and 25 miles south of the city of Anniston. These cities offer many cultural and entertainment activities. Talladega, with a population of 19,800, offers shopping, restaurants, and theaters as well as hunting, hiking, and fishing. The city is accessible by bus and private car. The airport and passenger rail services are 20 miles from campus. The highest point in Alabama, Cheaha Mountain, is 17 miles north in Talladega National Forest. The city is home to the Alabama School for the Blind and Alabama School for the Deaf.
History Talladega College (TC) is a four-year, private, coed, liberal arts institution affiliated with the United Church of Christ. It was founded in 1867 by former slaves William Savery, Thomas Tarrant, and other freedmen from across the state who upheld the education of our children and youth as vital to the preservation of our liberties, and true religion as the foundation of all real virtue. It was the first college opened to blacks in the state of Alabama. The College began in a one-room schoolhouse and later moved to Swayne Hall, formerly the Talladega Baptist Male High School, built by slaves as a primary school for white males. It was incorporated in 1869 and chartered in 1889. The first instruction at the postsecondary level was in 1890 and the first baccalaureate degree was awarded in 1895. Talladega College was, until 1916, the only institution in Alabama conferring college degrees without regard to race. Talladega Collegeís mission is to foster leadership and instill in its graduates the values of morality, intellectual excellence, and hard work. The seventeen-building campus is situated on 50 acres surrounded by 80 acres of gently rolling woodlands. Swayne Hall, the presidentís home, and Savery Library are all historic landmarks. The Savery Library has the Amistad Mural printed on the wall that depicts the successful quest for freedom by captured Africans aboard the slave ship Amistad. This historically black college is a United Negro College Fund member school.
Band Program Yes
Religious Affiliation Yes
Accrediation Talladega College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees.
Costs per Year 2002Ė2003 Tuition: $6232 Room and board: $1566 (room); $1694 (board) Special fees: $419 Books: $700 Estimated total cost: $10,611
In State Tuition 6232
Out of State Tuition 6232
Financial Aid-Institutional Funding Percentage of students receiving financial aid: Total Amount of scholarships and grants: Financial Aid Specific to the School Army ROTC offers two and three-year scholarships that pay tuition, fees, books, and a monthly stipend.
Financial-Aid Deadline May 15 (priority)
Admission Deadline Rolling admission.
Entrance Requirements Graduation from an accredited high school (or equivalent) and completion of the following 16 Carnegie units: 4 English, 4 mathematics, 4 science, and 4 history; minimum 2.0 GPA; rank in the upper half of graduating class; some foreign language recommended; and proof of a recent physical. A $25 nonrefundable application required. Admission Application Deadline: Rolling admission. Admission Contact: Office of Admissions Talladega College Talladega, Alabama 35160 Telephone: 256-761-6416 Toll-free: 877-238-8254 Fax: 256-761-8851.
Graduation Requirements : A minimum of 126 credit hours and completion of the core requirements to include the following hours: 12 mathematics; 8 science, and 1 computer course for business, economics, public administration, math, and science majors.
Student Body Profile Total enrollment (male/female): 225/417 In-state: 400 Other regions: 24 states Full-time undergraduates (male/female): 195/389 Part-time undergraduates (male/female): 18/40 Ethnic/racial makeup: African American, 624; Hispanic, 6; Other/unclassified, 12.
Diversity 17
Student Life Campus Regulations: Car permitted without restrictions. Quiet hours. Campus Services: Health center, personal and psychological counseling, and remedial instruction in reading, writing, and math. Campus Activities: Social and cultural activities include theater group, chorale, dance, concerts, films, lectures, recitals, and art shows. Numerous workshops, forums, and lectures expose students to a variety of outstanding artists; scientists; and political, business, and civic leaders throughout the year. Students may work on the Talladega Student Star (student-run newspaper) or the Amistad (yearbook). Leadership opportunities are found in the Student Government Association or the more than twenty other clubs, such as the Wilderness Club or the Pre-law Society. Greek-letter fraternities include Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, and Phi Beta Sigma; sororities include Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, and Zeta Phi Beta. Honor societies are also represented on campus. Housing Availability: 530 housing spaces; four dormitories; freshman-only housing available.
Faculty Profile Number of faculty members: 68 Student-teacher ratio: 13:1 Full-time faculty members: 54 Part-time faculty members: 14 Faculty members with doctorates or other terminal degrees: 69
Athletic Program Talladega College is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Intercollegiate sports: menís basketball; womenís basketball. Intramural sports: basketball, football, tennis, and volleyball. Athletic Contact Director of Athletics Talladega College 627 West Battle Street Talladega, Alabama 35160 Telephone: 256-761-6232
NCAA No
NAIA Yes
School Calender August-May (semesters) Commencement and conferring of degrees: May One summer session
Website http://www.talladega.edu/
Degrees Bachelor of Arts: English; Communications; History; Psychology; Social Work; Sociology Bachelor of Science: Biology; Business Administration; Chemistry; Computer Science; Mathematics; Music Education; Music Performance (voice and piano); Physics; Public Administration; Rehabilitation (Deaf and Blind)
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