Tuskegee University

Tuskegee is a private, historically black university founded in 1881. Tuskegee started with only 30 students in a small room with Dr. Booker T. Washington as its very first teacher. Since that time, Tuskegee University has grown to a student body of over 3,100. Through its five academic colleges and two academic schools, Tuskegee offers more than 50 degrees in many fields of study. Engineering is the top major at the university. Tuskegee is the number one producer of African-American aerospace engineers in the United States. For the total college experience, Tuskegee has several student organizations that host numerous activities to keep students engaged socially, academically and politically. For over 130 years, Tuskegee University has successfully educated thousands of African-American students. It is the school’s mission to cultivate and challenge each student to live up to his or her full potential.

Location: Tuskegee, AL

Type of Institution: Four-year, private research HBCU

Tuition and Fees (per semester)

     • In-State/Out-of-State: $9,050

Size: 3,156 students

Percentage of African-American Students: 87%

Percentage of Men: 43%

Percentage of Women: 57%

Student-Teacher Ratio: 13:1

Degrees Offered: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate

Colleges/Schools: Arts and Sciences; Agriculture, Environment and Nutrition Sciences; Business and Information Science; Engineering; Veterinary Medicine; Nursing and Allied Health; Architecture and Construction Science; Education

Housing: On-campus housing (residence halls, apartments)


     • Greek: Delta Sigma Theta, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, Phi Beta Sigma, Sigma Gamma Rho, Zeta Phi Beta

     • Others: Golden Voices Choir, Society of Women Engineers, NAACP, Golden Essence Dance Team, National Society of Black Engineers

Famous Black Grads/Faculty: Dr. Booker T. Washington 

City Life: Small city, Memorial Day Fly-In, Annual  Carver Sweet Potato Festival, Carver Arts and Crafts Fair, museums, art galleries, riverwalk, riverboat, outdoor festivals, shopping, dining

Website: www.tuskegee.edu/

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Twitter: http://twitter.com/TuskegeeUniv