Talladega College is a private, four-year, co-educational liberal arts college. The college, with the assistance of the American Missionary Association, was founded in 1867, by the descendants of the slaves who helped to build its first building, Swayne Hall, now a national historic site. Talladega College was the first institution in the state of Alabama to admit qualified persons of any race or ethnic origin.
Talladega College continues to attract the top five percent of students nationwide, i.e. those who have applied themselves in high school and maintained a grade point average of 3.0 or above. Our diversity is reflected in generations of students who have passed through our halls and realized that one's education doesn't end with a bachelor's degree.
Eighty percent of our graduates go on to pursue advanced degrees. With a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio, we offer each student specialized attention that facilitates learning, fosters leadership skills, and cultivates individual talents.
Talladega College Facts
- Talladega College adds approximately 90 college graduates to the United States each year
- Talladega College offers 18 academic degrees
- Talladega College has an 88 percent six-year graduation rate
News and Events
Dr. Hawkins Participates in Oval Office Visit
Several UNCF-member presidents prepared formal statements to be presented during the White House meeting, held on Monday, February 27, 2017. Please note that President Hawkins delivered remarks but departed from his prepared remarks.
Statement from Dr. Billy C. Hawkins, President, Talladega College
Talladega College Staff
As Talladega College’s 20th President, I am proud to be a part of this great college family as we continue to build an educational place of excellence.
Dr. Billy C. Hawkins President