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Talladega College
627 West Battle Street
Talladega, Alabama 35160
(256) 761-6235 or (800) 633-2440
Contact: Floretta Dortch
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College Overview  
     Talladega College is located in an historic district of the city of Talladega, Alabama. The campus is a quiet place—away from the distractions and fast pace of urban living.
     Talladega’s main campus includes 39 buildings on 50 acres, surrounded by the city and gently rolling woodlands. The beautiful oak-lined campus boasts several historic landmarks: Swayne Hall (1852), the original school house has been used for classrooms, but is now undergoing historic renovations.
     The College has an aggressive tradition of bringing the world to Talladega. This comes in many forms, including workshops, forums and lectures, and a variety of outstanding artists, scientists, and political, business, and civic leaders. Talladega’s neighboring cities also offer many other cultural and entertainment outlets, as well as shopping, restaurants, and theaters. The College is just 25 miles south of the city of Anniston, Alabama, 50 miles east of Birmingham, Alabama, 85 miles north of Montgomery, Alabama, and 100 miles west of Atlanta, Georgia.

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Quick Facts
Undergrad Population: 698
Graduate Population: 0
Student Body: Coed
In State Tuition: $11111
Out of State Tuition: $11111
Room & Board: $5885
Applications Due: August 1st ($25)
Conference: USCAA
Mascot: Tornadoes
Online Classes: no
Percent Men: 48%
Percent Women: 52%
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Majors Offered

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

•Computer and Information Sciences, General

•Biology Teacher Education
•English/Language Arts Teacher Education
•History Teacher Education
•Mathematics Teacher Education
•Music Teacher Education

•Public Administration
•Social Work

•Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other

•Pre-Law Studies

•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

•Psychology, General

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College History
     The history of Talladega College began on November 20, 1865, when two former slaves William Savery and Thomas Tarrant, both of Talladega, met in convention with a group of new freedmen in Mobile, Alabama.
     The history of Talladega College began on November 20, 1865 when two former slaves, William Savery and Thomas Tarrant, both of Talladega, met in convention with a group of new freedmen in Mobile, Alabama. From this meeting came the commitment: “...We regard the education of our children and youths as vital to the preservation of our liberties, and true religion as the foundation of all real virtue, and shall use our utmost endeavors to promote these blessings in our common country.”
     With this as their pledge, Savery and Tarrant, aided by General Wager Swayne of the Freedmen’s Bureau, began in earnest to provide a school for the children of former slaves of the community. Their leadership resulted in the construction of a one-room schoolhouse, using lumber salvaged from an abandoned carpenter’s shop. The school overflowed with pupils from its opening, and soon it was necessary to move into larger quarters.
     Meanwhile, the nearby Baptist Academy was about to be sold under mortgage default. This building had been built in 1852-53 with the help of slaves including Savery and Tarrant. A speedy plea for its purchase was sent to General Swayne. General Swayne then persuaded the American Missionary Association to buy the building and 20 acres of land for $23,000. The grateful parents renamed the building Swayne School, and it opened in November of 867 with about 40 pupils. Thus, a building constructed with slave labor for white students became the home of the state’s first college dedicated to servicing the educational needs of blacks.
     In 1869 Swayne School was issued a charter as Talladega College by the Judge of Probate of Talladega County. Twenty years later, in 1889, the Alabama State Legislature exempted properties of the College from taxation.
     Swayne Hall has remained in service as the symbol and spirit of the beginning of the College. Foster Hall, erected for girls and teachers in 1869, was the first building added after the College was chartered. Stone Hall, for boys and teachers, was built the next year. Other buildings were added over the school’s first hundred years, and at the conclusion of its centennial observance, Talladega counted 2 major buildings and more than a dozen residence buildings for faculty and staff.
     The training of leaders in education was the first and has been a continuing interest of the institution. The first courses offered above elementary grades were normal courses for teachers. An outline for collegiate level course work first appeared in the catalog for the year 1890. In 1895 the first class graduated with the bachelor’s degree.
     Peterson’s Guide “Top Colleges for Science” identified Talladega College as one of 200 colleges and universities in the United States that offers an outstanding undergraduate program in science and mathematics. Peterson’s is a major publisher of college guidebooks. Top Colleges for Science is the first-ever college guide to the nation’s leading undergraduate science programs.
     Talladega College was selected from nearly 500 four-year colleges and universities initially identified according to the classifications listed in the 1994 Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Selection was based on the number and percentage of baccalaureate alumni who earned doctorate degrees in each of the basic sciences and mathematics from 1988 through 1992, the number and percentage of undergraduates who earned baccalaureate degrees in each of the basic sciences and mathematics from 1988 through 1992, and the number and percentage of baccalaureate alumni who were awarded National Science Foundation Fellowships in the sciences and mathematics from 1990 through 1994.
     Talladega is one of only two institutions in Alabama that has a human cadaver for anatomy instruction. According to the National Science Foundation, Talladega ranks second among U.S. colleges in graduating students who earn Ph.D.s.
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