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Toccoa Falls College
"Located in the foothills of the northeast Georgia mountains, Toccoa Falls College is a...

Toccoa Falls College

Toccoa Falls, Georgia

If you are searching for a college that will forever change your life both academically and spiritually, you have discovered the place. Founded in 1907 in the beautiful foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Toccoa Falls’ first president, Dr. Richard Forest, was convinced of the importance for all students to receive a quality, Christian education. Over one hundred years later, TFC is still following the motto: Where character is developed with intellect.


Toccoa Falls College is serious about solid academics that will give you skills for a lifetime. TFC is equally serious about providing a solid Christian worldview so that you have a foundation for life after college.


To provide this firm foundation, TFC deliberately integrates scripture, truth, wisdom, and service into all that they do. Whether you are sitting in class, taking an online course, hiking beautiful trails, relaxing by the falls, swimming in the pond, working out in their athletic facilities, studying in the library, or just spending time with friends, you will experience the power of Toccoa Falls College’s mission.

Student Profile

Fall 2014 Enrollment
920 undergraduate students
85% of undergrad students are full time
47% male — 53% female
32% of students are from out of state

Faculty Profile

2014-2015 Academic Year
41 full-time faculty
40 part-time faculty
15 to 1 student/faculty ratio

Residence Life

55% of TFC students live on campus. You must live on campus or with relatives until the age of 23.

School Location

Toccoa Falls, Georgia – Toccoa Falls College is just a quick hour and a half drive north from Atlanta, GA, while being an hour’s drive west from Greenville, SC.

Retention Fall 2014

71% of students began in Fall 2013 and returned in Fall 2014 (full time, first time freshmen)

6 Year Graduation Rate 2014

52% of students graduated in 6 years


Nonresident aliens 2%
Hispanic/Latino 3%
Black or African American 7%
White 79%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 8%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown 0%


NCCAA Division II

Men’s: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, and Soccer.
Women’s: Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, and Volleyball)

Mascot: Eagle
Colors: Navy Blue and Vegas Gold

Other Information

Toccoa Falls College is a 4-year, Christian College affiliated with the Christian and Missionary Alliance, founded in 1907.

Academic Programs

Biblical Interpretation, Biblical Languages, Biblical Studies, Biology (Pre-Med) Major, Business Administration, Christian Thought, Communication Studies, Counseling Psychology, Cross-Cultural Adult Education, Cross-Cultural Business Administration, Cross-Cultural Studies, Early Childhood Education, English (B.A.), English Education (6-12), Family & Children’s Ministries, General Studies (A.A.), History (B.A.), History Education (6-12), Middle Grades Education, Ministry Leadership, Music, Music Education (B.S.), Music Performance (B.M.), Outdoor Leadership and Education, Pastoral Ministries, Philosophy, Science Education (6-12), Sport Management Major, Sustainable Community Development, Youth Ministries

At Toccoa Falls College, students are encouraged to embrace a variety of learning experiences while developing Godly character and intellectual knowledge.

Cross-Cultural Studies and Global Education

The Cross-Cultural Studies major offers students the opportunity to study abroad their senior year. Students may select one of the various centers located outside the United States to complete their study abroad experience. Students who participate in this program walk away with a better understanding of cross-cultural principles. TFC students are also able to take advantage of the Best Semester abroad by partnering with the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.

Service and Outreach

Service and outreach are an integral part of the educational experience at TFC. TFC clearly understands the Bible says that we are to serve others both locally and globally. TFC students, faculty, and staff serve the local community, region, state, nation, and support individuals in countries all around the globe. While enrolled at TFC, students are required to complete a student ministry assignment during four separate semesters of enrollment.

Extended Opportunities

In addition to student ministry assignments, TFC students in a variety of majors have the opportunity to participate in an internship or capstone course. This is a unique opportunity for students to demonstrate what they have learned in the classroom. Students are involved with a ministry or organization and receive supervision and evaluation from TFC professors.

Faith in the Classroom

In the classroom students encounter faculty who integrate their faith into the subject matter.

  • TFC understands that the amassing of facts can be pointless without the integration of knowledge and Biblical understanding. The College also realizes the importance of seeking God’s wisdom over human wisdom. True understanding comes from God.
  • TFC believes that the Bible is the inerrant, authoritative word of God.  As such, the Bible provides all the direction we need to develop Godly character.
  • TFC believes that there are absolute truths revealed by God. In spite of competing worldviews in our culture today, TFC understands that God’s absolute truths will always withstand the test of time.
  • Students will be challenged to integrate scripture, truth, wisdom, and service into the major of their choice. TFC currently offers thirty-three majors in a wide range of fields including Pre-Med, Nursing, Outdoor Leader and Education, Sport Management, Counseling Psychology, Music, Ministry, Business Administration, and Cross-Cultural Studies.

TFC is nestled into the foothills of the Northeast Georgia mountains yet close enough to experience big cities such as Atlanta, GA and Greenville, SC.

Life Outside the Classroom

There is more to the college experience than just classrooms and the library. With so many student clubs and organizations on campus, there is always something happening at TFC! Toccoa Falls provides many opportunities to foster Christian community and enrich Christian personality. In addition to the customary associations of residence hall life, there are special events such as class socials, banquets, intercollegiate athletic games, class outings, and special services in which the entire school participates. These social events provide an opportunity for the students to mature in relation to oneself, others, and their Lord. It is through this maturing the college seeks to develop the whole student in areas of social, physical, mental, and emotional development. Additionally, students are required to earn 30 spiritual life credits each semester which can be obtained by attending chapel, small group studies, and a variety of other options.


From championship intercollegiate sports for men and women to a fun and relaxed intramural program, athletics plays a big role in campus life at TFC. The primary goal of TFC’s athletic department is to train Christian servant leaders, physically and spiritually, producing graduates who implement the necessary skills required after college life. Toccoa Falls College is a member of the National Christian College Athletic Association, Division II.

Residence Life

Residence Life endeavors to maintain an environment that honors Christ, encourages spiritual growth, and is conducive to academic success. Students are encouraged to live on campus and become part of this vibrant community.

Prepared for Success

Toccoa Falls College has had the same mission since 1907; develop character with intellect.

  • At TFC, students are equipped to succeed both inside and outside the classroom. Students are trained to know how to think from a biblical perspective by incorporating scripture, truth, wisdom, and service.
  • TFC Alum are serving in over 100 countries around the world in a variety of ministries, organizations, and business.
  • Whether students aspire to be doctors, musicians, pastors, lawyers, or counselors, they will join a family of over 16,000 alumni that have all been trained both inside and outside the classroom since 1907.


Admissions Fall 2014

583 Total Applicants
216 Total Admissions
164 Total Freshmen Enrollment

37.05% of applicants admitted

Freshmen Profile Fall 2014

  25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading 430 550
SAT Math 410 530
SAT Writing    
ACT Composite 18 24
ACT Math 16 23
ACT English 15 24
ACT Writing    

Admissions and Financial Aid

The college encourages applications from students interested in the evangelical Christian perspective and curriculum at Toccoa Falls College and who demonstrate a commitment to its philosophy of education. Toccoa Falls College seeks evidence of Christian commitment and character, as well as the capacity and desire to learn, in selecting students for admission. The Office of Admissions will consider applicants for admission after the following items are received:

The college reserves the right to further examine an applicant by personal interview. Toccoa Falls College does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. Admission to the college does not constitute automatic continuation in future semesters. The college reserves the right to refuse admission or continuation to any student. Any student who intentionally withholds pertinent information or falsifies such information may be required to withdraw from the college.




Tuition $19,150
Fees $550
Total $19,700
Room and Board (on campus) $7,020
Estimated Total On Campus $26,720


Financial Aid Breakdown 2014-2015

99% of full-time first-time undergraduates receiving any financial aid
74% of full-time first-time undergraduates receiving student loan aid

$13,053 Average amount of federal state local or institutional grant aid received
$6,694 Average amount of student loan aid received by full-time first-time undergraduates

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