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Troy University

Troy University Rating: 4.3/5 (76 votes)

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History

Troy University is located in Troy, Alabama, with numerous branch campuses throughout Alabama and the United States, as well as several international campuses. The university was originally founded in 1887 as Troy State Normal School. In 1929, the name was changed to Troy State Teachers College; at about the same time, the school offered its first bachelor’s degree. With the growth of the post-war period, Alabama’s legislature approved a master’s degree program in 1957, along with another name change. Ten years later, Troy State College became Troy State University. “State” was finally dropped from the university’s name in 2004.

The four Alabama branches of Troy — Montgomery, Phenix City, Dothan, and the main campus — had operated independently until 2005, when the schools came together under a single accreditation. Administrators believed that the merger created a healthier and more sustainable institution, while also eliminating some barriers for students.

Academics

Troy is unique in relation to many other state universities in the number and location of its branch campuses, many of which are located on military bases and operated in conjunction with the Department of Defense. International locations include Japan, Korea, Malaysia, and Vietnam. The university also offers distance learning courses on both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Troy has five academic colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Communication and Fine Arts, the College of Education, the College of Health and Human Services, and the Sorrell College of Business. Troy offers a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Science, a Bachelor of Music Education, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science in Education and in Business Administration. Students have dozens of academic majors, minors, and areas of concentration to choose from at the undergraduate level.

A number of graduate programs are available in each of Troy’s five academic colleges. Some standout programs include criminal justice, education, international relations, nursing, business administration, and computer science. Students can earn graduate certificates, Master of Science degrees, Master of Art degrees, or a Doctor of Philosophy.

Most Popular Fields of Study

Unique Programs

The Institute for Leadership Development in an interdisciplinary program that encourages responsible and ethical leadership in all walks of life, thereby contributing positively to the betterment of society. The institute provides advanced course work and mentorship to a variety of departments on campus and also performs various public services and seminars in the interest of cultivating leaders outside the TSU campus.

A beautiful 75 acres of lush forest, the university’s arboretum is only a short walk from campus. The arboretum is available for ecological study, relaxation, and reflection. Students benefit from a hands-on experience with environmental education programs and the 3,100 square foot Forest Resources Educational Complex.

Admissions

The Troy Admissions Committee looks at several factors when weighing an admissions decision. These include intellectual capacity, maturity, experience, and motivation. New high-school graduates and first-time college students under age 25 must have a minimum 2.0 GPA on all high school coursework, plus acceptable standardized test scores: a minimum 20 on the ACT or 950 on the SAT. Applicants falling short of one of these requirements may still be conditionally admitted, providing they show strength in other areas.

Non-high school graduates can submit their GED score instead of high school transcripts; check with the university for current minimum GED scores and any other requirements.

Graduate program applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and meet minimum undergraduate GPA requirements. Each program will typically have additional requirements, so applicants should contact their specific department to see what’s necessary to complete the application.

Financial Aid

Once a student is admitted to Troy, he or she can then being the financial aid process by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. Results from the FAFSA help determine a student’s eligibility for need-based aid.

Federal grant money, which doesn’t require repayment, comes in the form of Pell Grants and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants. The state of Alabama also offers several grant programs.

Troy maintains merit-based scholarship programs for undergraduates in a range of disciplines. Some of these include the Gates Millennium Scholars Award and the Chancellor’s Award. Scholarships usually entail ongoing academic performance requirements. More abstract qualifications, such as demonstrated leadership in high school, may be required for eligibility for certain scholarship awards. Fields of music, nursing, military, and athletics all offer their own scholarship opportunities. Any students interested in exploring such opportunities should contact the appropriate department.

Loans and work-study programs are also available. Federal Stafford Loans must be repaid with interest, beginning at a specific point after leaving school. The terms and conditions of private loans very from lender to lender.

The Office of Financial Aid is available to field both general and specific inquiries regarding financial aid 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 3068th for the average student loan amount.
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Students

The Troy campus includes twelve different halls, including Shackleford Hall, one of the campus’s original buildings, dating back to its founding. Students who are under the age of 19 must live on campus, unless their family lives locally or other special circumstances apply. Special dorms have waiting lists once they fill up for the semester. TSU is home to over 10,000 undergraduates. Students also may participate in many of the student organizations or Greek groups on campus.

With its emphasis on the military and adult education, as well as an international footprint, a large portion of Troy’s students fall in the non-traditional category. A range of support services are available to help these adult learners acquaint themselves with college life or find the right work-life-family balance.

Besides academic and administration buildings, dormitories, and athletic facilities, the campus includes married student housing, a chapel, a lake, a golf course, and a preschool.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics

Athletics

Troy has an extensive athletic program, with men’s teams in baseball, basketball, football, golf, tennis, cross country, track & field, and rodeo, and women’s teams in basketball, volleyball, soccer, tennis, cross country, softball, track & field, and rodeo. The university competes at the NCAA Division I level. The team nickname is the Trojans. There are other programs associated with athletics, including band and cheerleading, and Trojan football games are broadcast on 15 radio stations throughout Alabama.

The men’s basketball team participated in the highest scoring college basketball game in history, defeating DeVry University of Atlanta in 1992 by a score of 258 to 141.

The university has captured a total of eleven different NCAA Championships in four different sports. Athletic facilities include Tine Davis Field House, Pace-Riddle baseball stadium, Trojan Oaks golf course, as well as softball and soccer facilities.

Local Community

Home to fewer than 20,000 residents, the town of Troy is located in southeastern Alabama, approximately 53 miles from Montgomery. The town is known for its Southern charm, with tree-lined streets and friendly faces. Local civic organizations include the American Association of University Women, the Cattleman’s Association, Jaycee’s and Kiwanis.

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Ranks 15th in Alabama and 1021st overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in Alabama and 43rd overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 8 0.03
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 2 0.01
Arrest 10 0.04

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 103 0.57
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 1 0.01
Forcible Rape 7 0.04
Robbery 30 0.17
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 250 1.38
Larceny 648 3.58
Vehicle theft 47 0.26

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
UndergraduateProfessions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
GraduatePostbaccalaureate with arts & sciences (business dominant)
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time four-year
EnrollmentHigh undergraduate
Size & SettingLarge four-year, primarily residential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringDoctoral degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District102

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 1626th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $6,336 $6,336 $12,672
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $940 $940 $940
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $264 $264 $528
FT Graduate Tuition $6,084 $6,084 $12,168
FT Graduate Required Fees $730 $730 $730
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $338 $338 $676
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $18,228 $18,228 $24,564
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $19,060 $19,060 $25,396
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $13,912 $13,912 $20,248

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $6,412 $6,844 $6,412 $6,844 $12,052 $12,820
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,082 $1,090
On-Campus – Room & Board $5,894 $6,226
On-Campus – Other Expenses $3,474 $3,501
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $5,056 $5,095
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $5,222 $5,477
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $5,222 $5,477

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$30
Graduate Application Fee$50
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 5,946 (2,472 male / 3,474 female)
Admitted 4,056 (1,636 male / 2,420 female)
Admission rate 68%
First-time Enrollment 2,087 (847 male / 1,240 female)
FT Enrollment 1,444 (593 male / 851 female)
PT Enrollment 643 (254 male / 389 female)
Total Enrollment20,573

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /  N/A / 
College Prep. Completion
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scores
TOEFL
Other tests

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
NCAA Football Conference Sun Belt Conference
NCAA Basketball Conference Sun Belt Conference
NCAA Baseball Conference Sun Belt Conference
NCAA Track & Field Conference Sun Belt Conference

ACT Test Admission

979th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 38%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 18 / 25
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 17 / 24
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 18 / 24

SAT Test Admission

Applicants submitting SAT results 7%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 0 / 0
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 0 / 0
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 0 / 0

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity2,428
Meals per Week14
Room Fee$2,926
Board Fee$3,386

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 194 1,617 177 48 49 2,507 203 4,845
Accounting 25 22 1 1 57 3 109
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching 5 5 11
Anthropology 1 3 5
Art/Art Studies, General 1 6 1 1 22 2 33
Athletic Training/Trainer 1 1 1 1 7 11
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 4 5 3 1 41 4 59
Business Administration and Management, General 68 196 14 6 4 237 30 559
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other 29 4 1 44 2 81
Business/Commerce, General 14 32 1 3 2 71 9 132
Chemistry, General 3 2 1 1 8 15
Community Psychology 1 26 16 43
Computer and Information Sciences, General 16 39 10 6 77 8 158
Counseling Psychology 2 63 13 2 2 106 13 204
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services 14 1 12 27
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 22 1 1 32 1 59
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 180 37 5 5 224 24 481
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 3 10 13
Education, General 7 51 1 3 60 8 130
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 15 2 21 38
Elementary Education and Teaching 52 4 1 3 152 6 221
English Language and Literature, General 1 1 1 1 29 1 34
Environmental Science 2 1 2 5
Finance, General 14 7 2 1 30 55
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 2 2
History, General 3 1 44 1 49
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 2 79 2 1 19 2 108
International Relations and Affairs 4 12 13 3 1 100 9 143
Journalism 1 4 1 14 1 21
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 178 21 5 7 143 20 377
Management Information Systems, General 2 6 1 8 17
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography 5 5
Marketing, Other 6 13 1 1 27 48
Mathematics, General 1 7 1 20 29
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 6 1 7
Music, General 5 5
Physical Sciences 1 1
Political Science and Government, General 10 6 1 1 49 4 73
Psychology, General 2 222 22 1 3 227 20 504
Public Administration 3 74 2 2 1 69 8 159
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other 34 27 5 67
Radio and Television 16 25 44
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 62 9 1 4 178 10 267
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other 2 1 1 4
Secondary Education and Teaching 2 1 47 2 52
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation 5 5
Social Sciences, General 63 3 1 61 5 135
Social Work 24 2 20 1 47
Sociology 3 1 3 7
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 19 19
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 8 22 2 1 69 4 106
Surveying Technology/Surveying 10 10
Taxation 1 3 4
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 1 7 39 47

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1890th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $63,713 ($68,184 male / $54,681 female)
Number of FT Faculty 477 (254 male / 223 female)
Number of PT Faculty 1,312
FT Faculty Ratio 0.4 : 1
Total Benefits $11,887,183
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