Toccoa Falls College

Toccoa Falls College

Toccoa Falls College was established by Dr. Richard A. Forrest in 1907. It was then located in Golden, North Carolina, and known as the Golden Valley Institute. On January 1, 1911, the school was relocated to its present campus in Toccoa, Georgia, and renamed Toccoa Falls Institute. It later became the Toccoa Falls College.

Toccoa Falls College awards Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Arts, and Bachelor of Science degrees through the following academic divisions:

  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Bible and Theology
  • School of Business Administration
  • School of Christian Education
  • School of Communication
  • School of Counseling
  • School of Music
  • School of Teacher Education
  • School of World Missions

The school sponsors baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, and volleyball teams, which are known as the Eagles. TFC is a member of the National Christian College Athletic Association Division II. The college's baseball and golf teams won national championships in 2008.

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Contacting Toccoa Falls College

Toccoa Falls College
325 Chapel Drive
Toccoa Falls , GA 30598
General Phone: (706) 886-6831

Toccoa Falls College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Religion and Philosophy48philosophy and religious studies, bible studies, missionary studies, religious education, pre-ministerial studies, theological and ministerial studies, pastoral counseling, youth ministry
Therapy and Counseling29counseling psychology
Education and Teaching27middle school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education, music teaching
Liberal Arts15English, general studies
Business and Management8business management
Media7mass communication, public relations and advertising
Music3music, music performance

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree13019
Associate's degree91
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years01

Toccoa Falls College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Toccoa Falls College had a total enrollment of 969 students (942 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 44%
Women 56%
Full-Time 97%
Part-Time 3%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 87%
Black 3%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 7%
Unknown 0%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 38%
20-21 34%
22-24 14%
25-29 4%
30-34 2%
35-39 1%
40-49 1%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

North Carolina7%
South Carolina3%

Toccoa Falls College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 66 %
Part-Time 73 %

Toccoa Falls College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal410490
SAT Math430550
SAT Writing440570
ACT Verbal2026
ACT Math1724
ACT Composite1925

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT74%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT44%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Toccoa Falls College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 14,625
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 14,625
Room and board $ 5,350
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 4,940

Financial Aid:
Toccoa Falls College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 159600)

Toccoa Falls College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3911

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year10$53,8401*
Associate professoracademic year13$48,3463$49,384
Assistant professoracademic year14$43,5137$41,793
Instructoracademic year2*0*
All faculty totalacademic year39$47,25511$45,072

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

Toccoa Falls College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies

Mass Communication/Media Studies
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other

Music Performance, General
Music, General

Religion And Philosophy
Bible/Biblical Studies
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies
Religious Education
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other
Youth Ministry

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology

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