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Tougaloo College prepares its students to be lifelong learners committed to leadership and service in a global society through its diverse undergraduate and graduate programs. The College is accessible to all persons while making students aware of its rich legacy as an independent, historically black liberal arts institution affiliated with the United Church of Christ and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
As a thriving internationally recognized institution, Tougaloo College will prepare its graduates to be productive in their time and lead the change for a better world.
Tougaloo College acknowledges and respects its traditions. It remains dedicated to the equality of all people and continues to be a value-oriented community where students are guided by concerned faculty and staff.
Tougaloo College applies current knowledge to prepare students for lifelong learning and emerging technologies and holistically humane standards in a global society.
Tougaloo College offers undergraduate and graduate programs designed to encourage students to apply critical thought to all areas of life to acquire a basic knowledge of the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences to develop skills required in selected professions and provide leadership. Leadership and service in a changing world. Tougaloo College prepares its graduates to become self-directed learners and self-reliant persons capable of dealing with people, challenges, and issues. Tougaloo College contributes to the social, health, and educational needs of the local and state communities through a program of community service.
We are committed to making Tougaloo accessible and affordable for all students and their families. As you might expect, an education of Tougaloo’s quality is not inexpensive. However, there is good news—there are many sources of financial assistance available, including a willing team of financial aid counselors to talk to you and your family through the process.
The Office of Student Financial Aid at Tougaloo College is committed to assisting students and their families in finding the financial means necessary to achieve their goals. The function of the Financial Aid Office is to provide adequate financial assistance and resources to eligible students. Because of this mission, the College believes that education is a continuous process that should involve everyone and, therefore, believes that there should be no barriers to higher education. Because of this commitment, our effort to assist needy and worthy students is paramount and a continuous process.
Student Affairs provides services and activities that help students function at an optimum level intellectually, socially, and emotionally. These services are to assist students in the transition from high school to the college environment. Our goal is to promote student development by providing support services designed to produce academic success, develop leadership skills, and provide appropriate recreational, social, and intellectual programs.
The Counseling Center provides confidential, free counseling services for enrolled Tougaloo College students. Walk-in consultations and individual and group counseling services are available. The mission of the Office of Counseling Services is to assist students in transitioning from high school to college and to provide services that address their mental, social, and personal needs in order to ensure successful college matriculation. The Director of Counseling Services helps the individual identify his/her issues or problems, aids in setting goals to overcome the problem, and lends support as the goals are reached, and changes are made.
Tougaloo College is a private, coeducational, historically black four-year liberal arts, church-related, but not church controlled institution. It sits on 500 acres of land on West County Line Road on the northern edge of Jackson, Mississippi. In Good Biblical Style, one might say that the Amistad, the famous court case which freed Africans who were accused of mutiny after they killed a part of the captor crew of the slave ship Amistad and took over the vessel, begat the American Missionary Association. The American Missionary Association begat Tougaloo College and her five sister institutions.
Tougaloo College has gained national respect for its high academic standards and level of social responsibility. The College reached the ultimate demonstration of its social commitment during the turbulent years of the 1960s. During that period, Tougaloo College was at the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi, serving as the haven for those who fought for freedom, equality and justice, and the sanctuary within which the strategies were devised and implemented to end segregation and improve race relations. Tougaloo College’s leadership, courage in opening its campus to the Freedom Riders and other Civil Rights workers and leaders, and its bravery in supporting a movement whose time had come helped change the economic, political, and social fabric of the state of Mississippi and the nation.
Tougaloo College has moved forward on many different fronts. Its graduates are distinguished and engaged in meaningful work throughout the world. As the College navigates through the twenty-first century, student success remains our highest aim – ensuring that they are prepared to meet the global challenges of a changing world.

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