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Troy University

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About Troy University

Troy University was first established in 1887 when the Alabama Legislature voted to create Troy State Normal School as a university specifically to train Alabama school teachers. Since that time, Troy University has grown into a global institutional network consisting of 4 Alabama-based campuses, more than 60 out-of-state campuses and an online learning system. The school also manages over 30 military base campuses.

Troy University was recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the 'Best Southeastern Colleges' in 2011. In 2010, U.S. News and World Report named Troy University as one of the top 65 best universities in its 'Regional Guide.' Also, Forbes magazine listed Troy as one of 'America's Best Public Colleges' in 2009.


Troy University offers 21 different program categories through its 5 academic colleges. The school's Alabama campuses are located in the cities of Troy, Dothan, Montgomery and Phenix City. Its out-of-state campuses span across 17 different states. Additional learning opportunities include ROTC (Army/Air Force), teacher certification and study abroad programs.

In addition to its several traditional campus-based classes, Troy University also offers distance learning programs via its eTroy campus. Students can choose among 18 degree programs at the associate's, bachelor's and master's degree levels. Most or all of the coursework may be completed remotely through the school's virtual campus.


Over 25,000 students throughout the world attended Troy University as of 2012. Prospective freshmen seeking admission are required to submit all transcripts and SAT/ACT scores to the university. The school recommends completion of a college-preparatory program, and the application fee was $30 as of 2012. AP classes may be applied for college credit depending on how well the student performs on the AP exam. Application requirements for graduate students vary according to the program. Graduate assistantships and fellowships are available to those with exceptional academic records.

About 6,500 individuals applied to Troy University in the fall of 2010. Of those who applied, roughly 71% were admitted. The undergraduate class was 63% female and 37% male during that same time. Around 53% of undergraduate students attended the university full time as of fall 2011. About 73% of all graduate students were enrolled on a part-time basis. The two largest racial/ethnic backgrounds of students were white (45%) and African American or black (40%).

Tuition & Financial Aid

Undergraduate Troy University students residing in Alabama paid an average of $6,412 for tuition and fees in 2011-2012, while non-residents paid $12,052 at that same time. Books and supplies were not included in these tuition figures and were estimated to cost about $1,082. Housing is available at 12 different facilities, and the estimated cost for room and board during the 2011-2012 school year was $5,894. All new students who are under 19 years of age as of the first day of registration and not living with their parents are required to live on campus.

Troy University offers tuition payment plans and financial aid to students who are seeking assistance in paying for their education. About 78% of all students received some form of financial aid during the 2010-2011 school year. The university also offers a number of scholarship opportunities to qualifying students. All prospective students are encouraged to explore these options during their planning process.

School Type Public, 4-year**
Degrees Offered Associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees; post-master's certificates**
Religious Affiliation None**
Academic Calendar Semesters*
School Setting Rural, fringe**
Student Body 20,590 undergraduates and 5,582 graduates in 2011**
Student Housing Available; 12 individual housing units*
Schools and Programs 5 academic colleges and 21 program categories*
Student-Faculty Ratio 19 to 1**
Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients) In 2010-2011:
Bachelor's: Criminal justice/safety studies (449)
Master's: Business administration and management (581)**
Undergraduate Graduation Rates for 2003 cohort 19% in 4 years
38% in 6 years
41% in 8 years**
Admission Rate 71% in 2010**
Entering Class Size 2,967 in 2011**
First-Year Retention Rates About 74% (full-time students)
37% (part-time students) in 2011**
Average ACT Score of Admitted Students 21 average composite in 2010**
Undergraduate Application Due Date Rolling basis*
Tuition Undergraduate tuition and fees for 2011-2012 were roughly $6,412 for in-state residents and $12,052 for non-residents (excludes room and board, books, course materials, personal expenses and transportation)**
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percentage of Students Receiving It) In 2010-2011: Federal grant aid (55%), state/local grant aid (3%), institutional grant aid (34%), loans (77%)**
Percentage of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid 78% in 2010-2011**

Sources: *Troy University; **IPEDS Data Center, National Center for Education Statistics

School Contact Information

  • Address: 111 Adams Administration, Troy, AL 36082-0001
  • Phone: (334) 670-3000
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