Tuskegee University is a private, historically black university located in Tuskegee, Alabama, United States. The University is a member-school of Thurgood Marshall College Fund established in 1881. The campus has been designated as the Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site, a National Historic Landmark. It’s nickname is the Golden Tigers and the University is a member of the SSouthern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC). Their colors are Crimson and Old Gold and their motto is Knowledge, Nation, Deeds.
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Kresge Center, 3rd Floor, Tuskegee, Alabama 36088-1920
Phone: (334) 727-8011
Type: 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship
Doctor’s degree – professional practice
Campus housing: Yes
Student population: 2,946 (2,480 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio: 12 to 1
- The school was founded on July 4, 1881 as the Tuskegee Normal School for Colored Teachers.
- Originator and producer of the famous “Tuskegee Airmen,” in partnership with the U.S. Army Air Corps.
- The only college or university campus in the nation to be designated a National Historic Site by the U.S. Congress.
- The first nursing baccalaureate program in Alabama and one of the oldest in the United States.
- The only historically black college or university to maintain academic excellence while supporting a football program exceeding a 611-win career record and many conference titles including 4 consecutive SIAC Conference Football Championships.
- Total Enrollment: 2,869
- Retention Rate: 67%
- Graduation Rate: 48%
- Male: 43% Female: 57%
- Tuskegee University offers 35 bachelor’s degree programs, 12 master’s degree programs, a 5-year accredited professional degree program in architecture, 2 doctoral degree programs, and the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Masters and doctoral degrees include engineering.
- Tuskegee University is the only historically black college or university to offer the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.); its School of Veterinary Medicine was founded in 1944. The school is fully accredited by the Council on Education of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
- The top producer of African-American Ph.D. holders in Materials Science and Engineering in the U.S.
- The only historically black college or university with a fully accredited College of Veterinary Medicine that offers the Doctoral Degree, and produces over 75% of the African-American veterinarians in the world.
- Continuing Education Program at Tuskegee University is to provide comprehensive educational programs for lifelong learning. It is the means by which the University enriches, expands, and extends its resources to a wide range of individuals, special interest groups, and targeted audiences, not otherwise reached by the traditional ongoing programs.
- For more than 110 years, the Tuskegee University Cooperative Extension Program (TUCEP) has provided non-formal educational and technical assistance programs to hundreds of thousands of Alabama citizens, and thousands of community groups.
- Tuskegee University has long been a leader in the areas of basic and applied research. Today, through such fields as advanced materials, biotechnology, environmental science and engineering and biomedical research
- Tuskegee, through its seven colleges and schools and Centers of Excellence, offers a curriculum for success that includes courses in engineering, the natural and physical sciences, the health sciences, business and computer science, aviation science, the social sciences, education, and fine and performing arts.
- Academic advising at Tuskegee University reflects an institutional concern for the individual, as well as a commitment to providing students with a highly personal and supportive environment in which to pursue their educational aims and objectives.
- The University Counseling Center provides personal and educational counseling for all Tuskegee University students.
- Tuskegee is ranked the 5th “Best Regional College in the South” according to the 2011 U.S. News and World Reports Rankings
- The Princeton Review ranks Tuskegee among the nation’s “373 Best Colleges”
- Tuskegee University ranked 5th among “Historically black colleges and universities” in the 2011 U.S. News & World Report “America’s Best Colleges” magazine.
- Forbes Magazine ranks Tuskegee #6 for “Best Colleges for Women in STEM programs” and ranks Tuskegee among the “600 best colleges and universities” in the country.
- Tuskegee is ranked 1st among baccalaureate colleges according to the Washington Monthly 2011 Rankings.
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