Tuskegee University

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School Overview

Tuskegee University is a historically African-American school located in Tuskegee, Alabama. It is nationally-recognized for excellent science and engineering degree programs. Tuskegee University is a private school with a student body of about 3,000 students.

Degree programs at the university are offered through the colleges of:

  • Arts and Sciences
  • Architecture and Construction Science
  • Education
  • Business and Information Science

Tuskegee University offers a veterinary science degree program, a rarity among historically African-American colleges. In fact, most of the nation’s black veterinarians attended this university.

General Information

Admission Office

102 Old Administration Building

Tuskegee, AL 36088

(334) 727-8500

(800) 622-6531

Fax: (334) 724-4402

Contact: Robert Laney

Vice President/Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management
Main Address
120 Old Administration Building

Tuskegee, AL 36088

(334) 727-8011



Total undergrads: 2,541

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 723

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,541

Graduate enrollment: 207


Rural setting

Small town (2,500 – 9,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: $25

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 58%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $14,000 $15,390 $16,280 $16,750 +2.89%
Books and Supplies $1,006 $1,056 $1,109 $1,165 +5.05%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $6,790 $7,130 $7,350 $7,570 +2.99%
Other $3,698 $3,994 $4,013 $4,549 +13.36%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Other $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $25,494 $27,570 $28,752 $30,034 +4.46%
In-state Off Campus $15,006 $16,446 $17,389 $17,915 +3.02%
In-state with Family $15,006 $16,446 $17,389 $17,915 +3.02%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $16,100
In-state Student Fees $510
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $16,100
Out-of-state Student Fees $510

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 664 92%
Grant or scholarship aid 616 85% $2,536,556 $4,118
• Federal grants 566 78% $2,124,516 $3,754
• Pell grants 484 67% $2,028,516 $4,191
• Other federal grants 128 18% $96,000 $750
Local and state government scholarships or grants 50 7% $12,000 $240
Institutional scholarships or grants 128 18% $400,040 $3,125
Student loan financial aid 579 80% $2,026,500 $3,500
• Federal student loans 415 57% $1,452,500 $3,500
• Other student loans 164 23% $574,000 $3,500

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 446 51 64
Agriculture 51 12
Agricultural Economics 4
Animal Sciences 51 2
Soil Science and Agronomy 6
Architecture and Related Programs 10
Architecture 10
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 46 2
Biology and Biological Sciences 46
Biomedical Sciences 2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Programs 114
Accounting 11
Business Administration and Management 41
Finance 10
Hospitality Administration/management 9
Management Science 8
Marketing/marketing Management 33
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations 2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 12
Computer and Information Sciences
Computer Science 12
Education 32
Education/teaching Of Individuals With Emotional Disturbances
Elementary Education and Teaching 15
English/language Arts Teacher Education 16
Mathematics Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 1
Engineering 54 14
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/space Engineering 10
Chemical Engineering 13
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 15 7
Mechanical Engineering 16 7
English Language and Literature/letters 16
English Language and Literature 16
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences 13 14 57
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist 3
Medical Staff Services Technology/technician
Occupational Therapy/therapist 8
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 10
Veterinary Medicine 57
Veterinary Sciences/veterinary Clinical Sciences 6
History 12
History 12
Human Services Programs 16
Social Work 16
Mathematics and Statistics 4
Mathematics 4
Natural Resources and Conservation 4 1
Environmental Science 1
Environmental Studies 3
Forest Management/forest Resources Management 1
Physical Sciences 10 4 5
Chemistry 6 4
Materials Science 5
Physics 4
Psychology 31
Psychology 31
Social Sciences 18
Political Science and Government 14
Sociology 4
Work and Family Studies 3 6
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services, Other 3 6
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Animal Sciences B
Plant Sciences B
Poultry Science B
Soil Science and Agronomy B

Architecture & Related Programs

Architecture B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B
Ecology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
Hospitality Administration/Management B
Management Science B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Biology Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Education – General B
Education of Mentally Handicapped B
Elementary Education B
Mathematics Education B
Physical Education B
Science Teacher Education B


Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering B
Chemical Engineering B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B

Engineering Technologies

Construction/Building Technologies B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Foods/Nutrition Studies B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science B


History – General B


Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Forestry – General B
Natural Resources & Conservation – General B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Social Sciences

Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Tuskegee University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(334) 727-8011
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:www.applyweb.com/apply/tusk/
Address:Kresge Center, 3rd Floor, Tuskegee, AL 36088-1920
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:2,851
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):44%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:14 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:
Distance Learning Students*:2,839 (100% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$20,015
Out-of-state Tuition:$20,015
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:97%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$7,942

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Tuskegee University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Tuskegee University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences23
Architecture and Related Services1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences111
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services9
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services22
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences11
Health Professions and Related Programs541
Mathematics and Statistics1
Natural Resources and Conservation22
Physical Sciences221
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Social Sciences3
Grand total43193

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

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Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Tuskegee University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,603

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid57997%
Grant or scholarship aid52789%$7,942
Student loan aid41670%$3,855

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid82233%$6,097
Federal student loans1,86675%$3,500

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Tuskegee University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Tuskegee University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants10,3423,6066,736
Percent admitted100%47%51%
Percent admitted who enrolled6%6%6%

Admissions Considerations

Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Tuskegee University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment2,851
Undergraduate enrollment2,393
Graduate enrollment458

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Tuskegee University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs (School of Nursing and Allied Health)
    • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
  • American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education
    • Veterinary Medicine (VET) - Programs leading to a D.V.M. or D.M.V. degree (School of Veterinary Medicine)

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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