Tougaloo College
500 W County Line Rd, Tougaloo, Mississippi 39174
General information
(601) 977-7700
Type 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Campus setting City: Midsize
Campus housing Yes
Student population 871 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio 10 to 1
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2008
Undergraduate application fee (2008-2009) $25
Total Male Female
Number of applicants 1,222 345 877
Percent admitted 96% 93% 97%
Percent admitted who enrolled 20% 25% 19%
Admissions Considerations Required Recommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
Other Test (Wonderlic,WISC-III,etc) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Test Scores: Fall 2008 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 21 8%
ACT 229 97%
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 410 560
SAT Math 370 530
ACT Composite 25 29
ACT English 27 30
ACT Math 24 26
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Returned in Fall 2008
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2005
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by gender
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2005 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2005 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program

* (!) Interpret data with caution. There are insufficient cases for a reliable estimate.

* One or more categories are not present in the race/ethnicity graph because of an insufficient number of cases.

Graduation Rates by Time to Completion

Graduation rates can be measured over different lengths of time. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program. For example, the "normal" amount of time for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., 4 years for a 2-year program).

Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2004, by Time to Completion
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
Completions 2007-2008

* Data shown are for first majors.

* (-) Program is not offered at this award level.

Program Associate Bachelor
Biological and biomedical sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General - 16
Category total - 16
Communication, journalism, and related programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies - 3
Category total - 3
Computer and information sciences and support services
Computer Science - 3
Category total - 3
Special Education and Teaching, General - 4
Category total - 4
English language and literature/letters
English Language and Literature, General - 12
Category total - 12
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences
Child Development 2 6
Category total 2 6
History, General - 6
Category total - 6
Multi/interdisciplinary studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other - 2
Category total - 2
Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other - 5
Category total - 5
Physical sciences
Chemistry, General - 5
Category total - 5
Psychology, General - 14
Category total - 14
Social sciences
Economics, General - 13
Political Science and Government, General - 9
Sociology - 23
Category total - 45
Visual and performing arts
Art/Art Studies, General - 3
Visual and Performing Arts, General - 3
Category total - 6
Grand total 2 127
Institutional Accreditation
Agency Periods of Accreditation Status
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools,
Commission on Colleges
1/1/1922 - Accredited

* (!) Estimated date

* Financial Aid for Postsecondary Students - Accreditation & Participation