Talladega College

Overview of Talladega College

Talladega College can be found in Talladega, AL (a town not particularly near any major cities). One of the defining characteristics of the school is its status as a United Church of Christ school. Talladega College is a private, not-for-profit institution. The Bachelor's degree is the highest degree at the school.

Areas of Study

The most common majors at Talladega College are in mathematics, music, science, therapy and counseling.

Talladega College Selectivity

The school is welcoming, and offers open admission to students who meet its minimum qualifications.


Classes at Talladega College are less crowded than at many schools. A tenure system is one way the school works to keep a high-quality staff.

Student Body

In 2007-2008, 350 students were enrolled in Talladega College. The school has a large minority student population.

Student Life

Talladega College has a residential or campus feel. Student dorms or apartments are common at the school. Talladega College offers students meal plans. The school student athletes compete in Division I Independents, Division I Independents competitions.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"Talladega is a college where fostering leadership is a tradition. Since its founding in 1867, it has sought to instill in its graduates the values of morality, intellectual excellence and hard work. The College seeks to nurture the whole person through close, personal relations between faculty and students and by providing experiences that develop a strong personal value system and a sense of responsibility to the local community and to the world. Talladega College believes that an essential part of leadership is skill in communications. Thus, it places special emphasis on the ability to listen and to read critically, to write and to speak with clarity and to think analytically and strategically. The College also emphasizes its historic achievements in the sciences and humanities, secure in the knowledge that all disciplines are illuminated by a broad-based grounding in the liberal arts. The College maintains its tradition of preparing students thoroughly├╣not only for the world of work├╣but also for advanced graduate education. The College is also mindful that it is part of a larger universe of nations, cultures, races and religions and seeks to instill an understanding and appreciation of those differences through its curriculum, and multicultural faculty. Talladega College is dedicated to producing humane, well-rounded leaders who think independently, are secure in their sense of themselves, are open to intellectual growth and prompted to serve their community."

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Talladega College
627 W Battle St
Talladega , AL 35160
General Phone: (256) 761-6100

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Talladega College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts10African-American studies, French language, English, economics, sociology, history
Business and Management5business management, accounting, finance, marketing
Science5biology, chemistry, physics
Music3music, piano, voice
Family and Social Work2public administration, social work
Therapy and Counseling2psychology
Computer Science and Engineering2computer and info science
Media0mass communication, journalism courses
Fine Arts0fine arts studies
Education and Teaching0English teaching, math teaching, music teaching, biology teaching, history teaching

Number of programs and degrees for Talladega College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree2930

Talladega College Student Body

Talladega College is a historically black college.

In 2007-2008, Talladega College had a total enrollment of 350 students (701 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 2%
Black 91%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 50%
20-21 25%
22-24 14%
25-29 3%
30-34 2%
35-39 3%
40-49 1%
50-64 1%

Talladega College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 56 %
Part-Time 92 %

Talladega College Room and Board (2007)

Talladega College offers campus housing for 600 of its 701 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Talladega, Alabama for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Alabama Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Talladega College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 7,914
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,914
Room and board $ 4,420
Room charge $ 2,640
Board (meal plan) charge $ 800
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 2,765

Financial Aid:
Talladega College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 104600)

Talladega College Faculty

Talladega College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*0*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year7$53,7141*
Associate professoracademic year13$35,0009$42,000
Assistant professoracademic year8$35,0006$35,000
Instructoracademic year4$32,0003$32,000
All faculty totalacademic year32$38,71919$38,474

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Talladega College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Division I Independents
Baseball Division I Independents

Talladega College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Education And Teaching
Biology Teacher Education
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education

Family And Social Work
Public Administration
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other

Pre-Law Studies

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General

Mathematics, General

Journalism, Other
Mass Communication/Media Studies

Music, General
Piano and Organ
Voice and Opera

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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checked United Church of Christ affiliation
checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army)

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