Fall 2016 Enrollment
1,252 undergraduate students
63% of undergrad students are full time
43% male — 57% female
27% of students are from out of state
2016-2017 Academic Year
82 full-time faculty
1 part-time faculty
14 to 1 student/faculty ratio
39% of all students live on campus
Toccoa Falls College is just a quick hour and a half drive north of Atlanta, GA, and an hour’s drive west from Greenville, SC.
Retention Fall 2016
72% of students began in Fall 2014 and returned in Fall 2015 (full-time, first-time freshmen)
6-Year Graduation Rate 2016
47% of students graduated in 6 years
ENROLLMENT BY RACIAL/ETHNIC CATEGORY - FALL 2016
|Black or African American||8%|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||1%|
|Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander||0%|
|Two or more races||2%|
|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
Colors: Navy Blue and Vegas Gold
Toccoa Falls College, founded in 1907, is a four-year Christian College affiliated with the Christian and Missionary Alliance.
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 this experience, allowing them to walk away with a better understanding of cross-cultural principles. Other 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. The College clearly understands that the Bible urges everyone to serve others both locally and globally. While enrolled at TFC, students are required to complete a student ministry assignment during four separate semesters of enrollment.
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 through a culminating project that showcases their knowledge. 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 amassing facts can be pointless without the integration of knowledge and Biblical understanding. Its faculty ultimately stress the importance of God’s wisdom over that of humans, as true understanding comes from God Himself. As the inerrant, authoritative word of God, the Bible provides all the direction anyone needs to develop Godly character. Faculty teach that, in spite of competing worldviews in our culture today, God’s absolute truths will always withstand the test of time.
Fields of Study
All TFC students are challenged to integrate scripture, truth, wisdom, and service into the major of their choice. The College 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 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.
CAMPUS HOUSING OPTIONS FOR UNDERGRADUATES
|Apartments for married students||X|
|Apartments for single students||X|
|Special housing for disabled students|
|Special housing for international students|
|Other housing options|
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. They are trained to know how to think from a biblical perspective by incorporating scripture, truth, wisdom, and service.
TFC alumni are serving in over 100 countries around the world in a variety of ministries, organizations, and business. And, whether they aspire to be doctors, musicians, pastors, lawyers, or counselors, graduates join a family of over 16,000 alumni who have all been trained both inside and outside the classroom since 1907.
Admissions Fall 2016
881 total applicants
477 total admissions
215 total freshman enrollment
54.14% of applicants admitted
Freshman Profile Fall 2016
|25th Percentile||75th Percentile|
|SAT Critical Reading||420||550|
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:
- Application for Admission
- $25 Application Fee
- High School Transcript or GED Report (if fewer than 24 earned college credits)
- College Transcript(s)
- SAT or ACT score report (if fewer than 24 earned college credits)
- 250-word Christian Testimony/Essay
- Pastoral Reference
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 AND COSTS
TUITION AND COSTS BEFORE FINANCIAL AID 2017-2018
|Room and Board (on campus)||$7,628|
|Estimated Total On Campus||$29,042|
Financial Aid Breakdown 2015-2016
100% of full-time, first-time undergraduates awarded any financial aid
79% of full-time, first-time undergraduates awarded student loan aid
$22,878 Average amount of federal, state, local, or institutional grant aid awarded
$6,414 Average amount of student loan aid awarded to full-time, first-time undergraduates