As Alabama's oldest, private, historically black liberal arts college, we're proud of our long history inspiring excellent students and developing leaders.

“I was inspired to take ownership of Talladega College. I was inspired to work hard at Talladega College, and I encourage you to do the same.”

— Derek K. Brumfield Jr. SGA President 2014-15, Public Administration Major


All majors are grounded in the liberal arts and inspire independent thinking, creativity, and service to community.

"Some of the best of my TC memories come from all of the leadership positions that they exposed me to. They not only help me on campus, but they open doors for my future."

— Drake Mosley ’16

Campus Living

Talladega College has much more to offer beyond its emphasis on academic excellence. It's important to engage in campus and community experiences too.

"I enjoy my courses and all of my professors are flexible and considerate of the fact that I am a collegiate athlete. As far as athletics go, I love the women's basketball program here at Talladega College. The coaches really bring out my love and passion for the game, and make things fun and competitive at the same time."

— Tajanee Wells ’17 Mathematics Education Major


The Tornadoes compete in men's basketball, baseball, golf, soccer, and track, and women's basketball, softball, soccer, track, and volleyball.

“When I was a student of Talladega, I attended with Pride and a mindset that Talladega was the Harvard of the South. I desired to continue our rich legacy, all while creating new legacies for my institution as well as myself.”

– Dr. Darius Williams ’05 English and Mathematics Major

Our Powerful Legacy

Founded in 1867, Talladega College was the first institution in Alabama to admit qualified persons of any race or ethnic origin.

"Talladega College has a nurturing environment, where instructors pride themselves in helping students reach their full potential."

— Craig Whatley II ’16 Accounting Major


Our graduates have gone on to be college presidents, the first African-American to sit on Alabama's Supreme Court, senators in Alabama and New Jersey, and more.

"I pride myself on my intellectual development here at Talladega. Getting involved is the key to success in higher education."

— Tyrone Shannon ’15 English Major


We are committed to educating individuals with a strong desire to succeed and the willingness to persevere in pursuit of their goals. Become part of something special. Apply today!

“Talladega has given me more than a volleyball scholarship and an education, it has given me the opportunity to succeed in all of my future endeavors. I was able to network with highly educated students at other HBCU's, build an impressive resume, and gain knowledge and wisdom for the real world ahead. None of that would have been possible if I did not attend Talladega College. I love my TC!”

– Avrielle Walker Miss Talladega 2014-15, ’14 Psychology Major


Talladega College's main campus sits on 50 acres in a close-knit, diverse community a short driving distance from big city opportunities.