Talladega College baseball players practicing on the field

Talladega College

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 Alabama to admit qualified persons of any race or ethnic origin.

Eighty percent of our graduates go on to pursue advanced degrees.

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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


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Talladega College Staff

Talladega College remains resilient in its pursuit of educational preservation and liberties. Our past and recent achievements are evidence of the institution’s commitment to the cultivation of our great institution. We are The Alpha Lyrae Vega of them all, for we are Dega Proud, Dega Strong.

Dr. Lisa Long Interim President