Tougaloo College is a private, independent, liberal arts institution, offering undergraduate degrees in twenty-nine majors in the areas of education, the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences, and graduate degrees in teaching and child development. Since its founding in 1869, the College has maintained a rich tradition of excellence, relevance, and influence, creating a legacy of distinction in higher education. According to the National Science Foundation, Tougaloo ranks among the top twenty-five U.S. institutions whose graduates earn their Ph.D. degrees in the science and engineering disciplines. The Washington Monthly lists Tougaloo among the top ten Best Bang for the Buck colleges in the nation. And, the Educate to Career College Rankings Index ranked the College #23 out of the 1222 U.S. institutions included in the rankings for best economic value. Tougaloo College is any student's passport to success.