talladega college

A Moment in History

The Amistad Murals consists of three panels: The Revolt, The Court Scene, and Back to Africa. They are housed in Savery Library and are known as one of artist Hale Aspacio Woodruff’s best known works.

Talladega College Quick Facts

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Type of University


Private, Four year, co-educational, liberal arts



Talladega 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.



35 Full-time faculty

Student/Faculty Ratio



Academic Programs


The liberal arts program at Talladega serves as a strong foundation for the development of the whole person and well-rounded leaders. All 17 majors are grounded in the liberal arts.

Financial Aid


98% of full-time students attending Talladega College receive some form of financial aid. Need-based scholarship, grants, loans, work-study programs are available for eligible students.

Student Services


Career counseling and placement services



Eight Residence Halls-3 for women and 5 for men

Intercollegiate Sports


Talladega College is a member of the States Collegiate Athletics Association, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC) and the Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.). Talladega College offers seven intercollegiate sports teams: for women, basketball, softball and volleyball; for men, baseball, basketball, golf, and soccer.



Talladega College is located is located in an historic district of the city of Talladega, Alabama. The campus is on a plateau about 700 feet above sea level in the heart of the fertile valley in foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The campus is a quiet place-away from the distractions and fast pace of urban living.

Board of Trustees



Church Affiliation


United Church of Christ






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Admissions Contact Information

By Mail:
Office of Admissions
Talladega College
627 Battle Street West
Talladega, AL 35160

Phone: (866) 540-3956
or (256) 362-0274
Email: admissions@talladega.edu



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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