Mission and Purpose

Tuskegee University is a comprehensive, state-related, land grant institution with a threefold mission: instruction, research, and service. Special elements of the University’s mission are:


  • We focus on education as a continuing process and lifelong endeavor for all people.
  • We provide a high quality core experience in the liberal arts.
  •  We develop superior technical, scientific, and professional education with a career orientation.
  • We stress the relationship between education and employment, between what students learn and the changing needs of a global workforce.


  • We preserve, refine, and develop further the bodies of knowledge already discovered.
  • We discover new knowledge for the continued growth of individuals and society and for the enrichment of the University’s instructional and service programs.
  • We develop applications of knowledge to help resolve problems of modern society.


  • We serve the global society as well as the regional and campus community and beyond through the development of outreach programs that are compatible with the University’s educational mission, that improve understanding of community problems, and help develop relevant alternative solutions.
  • We engage in outreach activities to assist in the development of communities as learning societies.

Global, regional, and campus communities are served through outreach programs compatible with the University’s mission of developing "learning societies" which seek solutions to societal problems.

The University is organized into five academic colleges and two schools: College of Agriculture, Environment, and Nutrition Sciences; College of Arts and Sciences; Andrew F. Brimmer College of Business and Information Sciences; College of Engineering, College of Veterinary Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health; Robert R. Taylor School of Education; and the School of Education. These colleges and schools combined offer over 60 degrees: bachelor’s, master's, a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science and Engineering.

Over 3,000 students are enrolled at Tuskegee, from forty-four states, the District of Columbia, two United States’ possessions and 22 foreign countries. Fifty-eight percent of Tuskegee University’s students are female and 42 percent are male.

Goals and Objectives of the Division of Education
The primary mission of the Division of Education is consistent with that of Tuskegee University, which is to "develop liberally educated, well-rounded individuals who are knowledgeable in their fields of specialization, proficient in the application of professional skills, and capable of identifying and adjusting to future professional requirements."