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Talladega College, with the assistance of the American Missionary Association, was founded in 1867 by the descendants of the slaves who helped build what was to become its first building, Swayne Hall—now a national historic site. It was chartered as a college in 1869 by the state of Alabama.
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.
Office of Admissions
627 Battle Street West
Talladega, AL 35160
Phone: (866) 540-3956
or (256) 362-0274
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.