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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

Toccoa Falls is the perfect academic community for students who are looking for an institution that will positively impact both their academic and spiritual lives. 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 providing solid academics that build skills for a lifetime, and equally serious about promoting a solid Christian worldview that provides a stable foundation for a meaningful life.


TFC deliberately integrates scripture, truth, wisdom, and service into all that it does. Whether they are sitting in class, taking online courses, hiking beautiful trails, relaxing by the falls, swimming in the pond, studying in the library, or just spending time with friends, students are bound to experience the power of Toccoa Falls College’s mission.

Student Profile

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

Faculty Profile

2016-2017 Academic Year
82 full-time faculty
1 part-time faculty
14 to 1 student/faculty ratio

Residence Life

39% of all students live on campus

School Location

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


Nonresident aliens 1%
Hispanic/Latino 4%
Black or African American 8%
White 77%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%
Asian 8%
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

Mascot: Eagle
Colors: Navy Blue and Vegas Gold

Other Information

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

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 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.

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 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

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.


Coed dorms  
Men’s dorms X
Women’s dorms X
Apartments for married students X
Apartments for single students X
Special housing for disabled students  
Special housing for international students  
Fraternity/sorority housing  
Cooperative housing  
Theme housing  
Wellness housing  
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.

Alumni Network

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
SAT Math 410 530
SAT Writing    
ACT Composite 18 23
ACT Math 16 23
ACT English 16 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 $20,714
Fees $700
Total $21,414
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