Tougaloo College Offers Online Personal Enrichment Courses

Tougaloo College

T O U G A L O O  C O L L E G E  N E W S

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 16, 2013

MEDIA CONTACT
Danny Lee Jones
Director of External Relations
Tougaloo College
500 West County Line Road
Tougaloo, MS  39174
601-977-7870 / 601-977-4492 (fax)
email:  dljones@tougaloo.edu

Tougaloo College Offers Online Personal Enrichment Courses

Tougaloo, Mississippi – Tougaloo College is pleased to announce it now has a program that makes it easy for you to take high-quality, noncredit online courses no matter where you are located. Through a partnership with ed2go, Tougaloo College offers many courses on just about every topic.

Through well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction, and interaction with fellow students, you’ll gain valuable knowledge at your convenience. You’ll have the flexibility to study at your own pace combined with enough structure and support to complete the course. The courses can be accessed 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection.

New sessions of each six-week online course start monthly, with two lessons released weekly (for a total of 12). Each high-quality course includes comprehensive lessons, quizzes, assignments, and a discussion area. Dedicated instructors facilitate every course; pacing learners, answering questions, giving feedback, and facilitating discussions.

Popular course titles include: Creating Web Pages, Accounting Fundamentals, Speed Spanish, Grant Writing, Medical Terminology, and Real Estate Investing. New courses are introduced monthly, so there’s surely something to fit your needs. For more information, phone Tougaloo College at 601-977-7763 or 601-977-6178, visit www.tougaloo.edu or visit ed2go online at http://www.ed2go.com/tougaloo/

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Founded in 1869, Tougaloo College is a private, historically black, coeducational four-year liberal arts institution, located on the northern edge of Jackson, Mississippi.  Known nationally as “The Cradle of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi,” the College is led by its first female and 13th president, Dr. Beverly Wade Hogan.  Dr. Hogan is a 1973 graduate of the College and a native Mississippian.  Under her visionary leadership, the College has increased its enrollment by 12% and boasts a student retention rate of 68%. 

    Tougaloo College ranks among the top 30 U.S. institutions whose graduates earn PhDs in science and engineering disciplines (number 2 among historically black colleges and universities) and among the top 15 historically black colleges and universities in the graduation of females with undergraduate degrees in the physical sciences. The College is among the nation’s largest producers of graduates who have completed their PhD degrees through the UNCF-Mellon Doctoral Fellowship Program.

   Consistently listed as one of the Best Colleges in the Southeast by The Princeton Review, a top 20 ranking on U.S. News and World Report’s list of “America’s Best Black Colleges” (2013) and ranked among the top 50 liberal arts institutions in the nation by Washington Monthly (2013), 60% of its graduates enter professional and graduate schools immediately after graduation.  Tougaloo College is a leading producer of African American health professionals, including over 40% of the physicians and dentists, practicing in the state of Mississippi.  Among its graduates are more than one-third of the state's African American attorneys and educators including teachers, principals, school superintendents, college/university faculty and administrators.