Tuskegee University

Tuskegee University

Tuskegee University is located in Tuskegee, Alabama, United States. It was founded in the year 1881. Students are offered degrees through the five academic colleges of the university, which are:

  • College of Agricultural, Environmental and Natural Sciences
  • College of Business and Information Sciences
  • College of Engineering, Architecture and Physical Sciences
  • College of Liberal Arts and Education
  • College of Veterinary Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health

Students of Tuskegee University can participate in sports such as basketball, baseball, football, softball, cross country, track, tennis, and volleyball. The university's athletic teams are called the Golden Tigers. There are several Greek organizations including Kappa Alpha Psi, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Sigma Gamma Rho, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity.

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Tuskegee University
Kresge Center, 3rd Floor
Tuskegee , AL 36088-1920
General Phone: (334) 727-8011

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Tuskegee University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management69business management, accounting, finance, management science, marketing, sales and marketing
Engineering60aerospace engineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, materials science
Science52biology, chemistry, physics
Medicine50veterinary medicine, veterinary sciences
Liberal Arts44English, economics, political science, sociology, history
Animal Science and Care40animal science
Therapy and Counseling34psychology
Family and Social Work19food and related services, social work
Conservation and Resource Management12environmental studies, environmental science, forest management
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy11occupational therapy, dietitian
Nursing and Emergency Medicine8registered nursing
Architecture and Planning7architecture
Construction Trades7building inspection and management
Education and Teaching5education, education of emotionally disturbed, elementary school teaching, English teaching, math teaching, physical education teaching
Computer Science and Engineering4computer and info science, computer science
Agricultural Science and Management3agricultural economics
Hospitality1hospitality management
Landscaping and Horticulture1soil science
Medical Support and Technology1medical staff tech, clinical lab tech

Number of programs and degrees for Tuskegee University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree4413
Bachelor's degree33542
Doctor's degree21
First-professional degree501

Tuskegee University Student Body

Tuskegee University is a historically black college.

In 2007-2008, Tuskegee University had a total enrollment of 2,936 students (3,529 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 45%
Women 55%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 86%
Graduate 6%
First Professional 7%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 1%
Black 79%
Hispanic 0%
Asian 0%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 16%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 20%
20-21 34%
22-24 29%
25-29 13%
30-34 1%
35-39 1%
40-49 1%
50-64 0%

Tuskegee University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 71 %
Part-Time 56 %

Tuskegee University Room and Board (2007)

Tuskegee University offers campus housing for 2,040 of its 3,529 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Tuskegee University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal380500
SAT Math380490
SAT Writing380500
ACT Verbal1622
ACT Math1721
ACT Composite1622

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT54%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT63%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Tuskegee University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 15,450
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 15,450
Room and board $ 7,130
Books and supplies $ 1,056
Other expenses $ 3,994

Financial Aid:
Tuskegee University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 105000)

Tuskegee University Faculty

Tuskegee University 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
Associate 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 year37$70,3397$65,988
Associate professoracademic year44$59,30326$60,371
Assistant professoracademic year62$54,09947$50,815
Instructoracademic year18$37,11420$41,727
Lectureracademic year4$37,9833$34,929
All faculty totalacademic year165$56,885103$52,031

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

Tuskegee University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Basketball Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Track Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):


Tuskegee University Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Economics

Animal Science And Care
Animal Sciences, General

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
Management Science, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Forest Management/Forest Resources Management

Construction Trades
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, & Inspection, Other

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Materials Science
Mechanical Engineering

Family And Social Work
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services, Other
Social Work

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Landscaping And Horticulture
Soil Science and Agronomy, General

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Political Science and Government, General

Mathematics, General

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Medical Staff Services Technology/Technician

Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sci, Gen (Cert,MS,PhD)

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
Occupational Therapy/Therapist

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

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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