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Thursday, November 11, 2010
Nicola Lawler
Office of Public Relations


November 2, 2010
Talladega College has been ranked as one of the top Liberal Arts Colleges in the Washington Monthly’s 2010 College Guide. The College ranks in the top 20 for Liberal Arts Colleges which reflect the difference between the predicted and actual graduation rates of students who receive Pell Grants. The Washington Monthly ranks colleges and universities on how well they serve their communities and the country aside from reputation surveys and alumni giving rates. The ranking lists Talladega College ahead of Austin College in Texas, Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama, Lake Forest College in Illinois, and Brigham Young University in Hawaii to name a few.
President Dr. Billy C. Hawkins states, “What a fitting honor for our institution to receive this credit as we are currently celebrating 143 years of educational excellence during our Founders’ Week activities. I often refer to Talladega College as the hidden jewel of the South.” The college has been recognized in the past as a top producer of science students that enroll in graduate degree programs.

Talladega College, founded in 1867, is Alabama's oldest historically black private college and among the oldest liberal arts colleges in the nation. From a one-room school house to a flourishing campus, the college currently educates over 700 students who hail from over 20 states, including Alabama, and several foreign countries.

Located in the historic district of the city of Talladega, Alabama, the college offers a range of degrees in four divisions: Business and Administration, Humanities and Fine Arts, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and Social Sciences and Education. The college is also recognized for the number of science students who graduate and go on to obtain graduate degrees, including medical degrees.

Talladega College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award associate and baccalaureate degrees; and the school holds several institutional memberships.

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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.

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