Tuskegee University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Tuskegee, AL

$19,594

Avg tuition

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About Tuskegee University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

HBCU: YesHistorically Black Colleges and Universities are accredited schools established prior to 1965 whose principal mission was, and is, the education of Black Americans. Explore our HBCU resource hub to learn more.

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Tuskegee University is a small private university located on a rural campus in Tuskegee, Alabama. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,280, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 61%. The university offers 56 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 52%, and a student-faculty ratio of 11:1. Tuition and fees for students are $19,594.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

61% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

77% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

52% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Required

High school rank Recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Recommended

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Recommended

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 18-24

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 860-1045

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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3k

Students enrolled

0%

Online student enrollment

11:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold

Demographics

Black

85%

Unknown

9%

White

2%

Hispanic

2%

Asian

1%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

1%

Two or more races

Information not available

Non-U.S. Citizen

Information not available

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Female student population

66%

Socio-economic diversity

88% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

1

Total Online Enrollment

2

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

99% On-campus

1% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's X Bold Not offered

Graduate Certificate X Bold Not offered

Master's Check Bold 4% online

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $19,594 $19,594
Graduate $20,378 $20,378

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,812
On-campus room and board $9,844
On-campus other expenses $7,654
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $10,055
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $7,654
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $4,855

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $38,904 $38,904
Off-campus without family $39,115 $39,115
Off-campus with family $26,261 $26,261

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

88%

State Grant Aid

5%

Institution Grant Aid

20%

Pell Grant

88%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $3,536
State Grant Aid $6,360
Institution Grant Aid $4,214
Pell Grant Aid $5,020

Financial Outlook

$29k

Average student debt after graduation

$35k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.