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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 President and First Lady Attend Historic Washington National Cathedral Service for HBCUs

Talladega College President Dr. Billy C. Hawkins and First Lady Lucy Weber Hawkins recently attended the first-ever service for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) at Washington National Cathedral. The February 16 service, which honored the legacy and promise of HBCUs, was attended by HBCU alumni, students, organizations, and families. >>Read More

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