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Troy University Overview

Located in Troy, Alabama, Troy University is a public institution. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Troy draws many to the area.

What Is Troy University Known For?

2,747 Undergraduate Awards
$23,387 Avg Cost After Aid
88% Acceptance Rate
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at TROY.
  • In 2017-2018, 53% of the faculty were full-time.

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Troy University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

TROY has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#43 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#201 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#224 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at TROY.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Other Public Administration Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Engineering-Related Technologies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Most Popular Public Administration & Social Service Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Most Popular Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Most Popular Psychology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#29 Best Value History Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#29 Best Value History Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#47 Most Popular Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#103 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#103 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards TROY has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#23 Best Public Administration & Social Service Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#27 Best Value Colleges for Public Administration & Social Service College Factual
#40 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#68 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is Troy University?

Location of Troy University

Contact details for TROY are given below.

Contact Details
Address: University Avenue, Troy, AL 36082-0001
Phone: 334-670-3100
Website: www.troy.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TroyUniversity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TROYUNews

How Do I Get Into TROY?

You can apply to TROY online at: www.troy.edu/admissions/www.troy.edu/applications-admissions/index.html

Admission Requirements for TROY

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into TROY?

88% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
2% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 88%, TROY is fairly easy to get into, but you must be sure to submit the required materials.

Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 89%, and the acceptance rate for women is 88%.

Average Test Scores

About 2% of students accepted to TROY submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 480 and 600. Math scores were between 465 and 605.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Troy University  ( 480 to 600 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Troy University  ( 465 to 605 )
200
800
TROY received ACT scores from 79% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 18 and 26. Math scores were between 17 and 24. Composite scores were between 18 and 25.

ACT English Scores for Troy University  ( 18 to 26 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Troy University  ( 17 to 24 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Troy University  ( 18 to 25 )
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36

Can I Afford Troy University?

$23,387 Net Price
81% Take Out Loans
9.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of TROY is $23,387. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At TROY, approximately 81% of students took out student loans averaging $4,278 a year. That adds up to $17,112 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at TROY is 9.8%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Troy University Undergraduate Student Diversity

8,741 Full-Time Undergraduates
62% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 12,995 undergraduate students at TROY, with 8,741 being full-time and 4,254 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  TROY

There are also 3,441 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 8,741 full-time undergraduates at TROY, 38% are male and 62% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  TROY

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Troy University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of TROY Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 55
Black or African American 2,371
Hispanic or Latino 291
White 4,877
International Students 602
Other Races/Ethnicities 545

Geographic Diversity

Alabama students aren't the only ones who study at Troy University. At this time, 31 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 78 countries are represented at TROY. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Nepal.

Online Learning at Troy University

6,548 Took All Classes Online
8,683 Took At Least One Class Online
-4.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 19 bachelor’s degree and 18 master’s degree programs available online at TROY. In 2017-2018, 8,683 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at TROY has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 3rd most popular in Alabama for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of TROY

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Troy University was -4.2%. This is the #2,436 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at TROY regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of TROY majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
American Sign Language 46%
Anthropology 22%
Business Administration & Management 9%
Business, Management & Marketing 7%
Communication & Journalism 21%
Communication & Media Studies 29%
English Language & Literature 19%
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 33%
General English Literature 19%
General Social Sciences 15%
Health Professions 15%
History 55%
History 55%
Human Resource Management 12%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 20%
Liberal Arts General Studies 20%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 25%
Nursing 15%
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 61%
Other Public Administration 6%
Public Administration & Social Service 13%
Science, Technology & Society 6%
Social Work 24%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at TROY ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at TROY.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Science, Technology & Society #3
American Sign Language #6
Other Public Administration #14
International Relations & National Security #19
Anthropology #22
Foreign Languages & Linguistics #48
Political Science & Government #49
General Social Sciences #56
Teaching English or French #60
Sociology #66
General English Literature #67
History #74
History #74
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology #75
Social Work #80
Health & Physical Education #107
Public Administration #108
Communication & Media Studies #112
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #120
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #124
English Language & Literature #125
Human Resource Management #163
Communication & Journalism #168
General Psychology #171
Computer Information Systems #213
Social Sciences #224
Psychology #231
Public Administration & Social Service #236
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #238
Educational Administration #268
Teacher Education Grade Specific #312
Accounting #323
Criminal Justice & Corrections #451
Computer & Information Sciences #468

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Troy University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 0 0 353 0 137 0 490
Nursing 0 78 126 11 73 20 308
Criminal Justice & Corrections 1 0 230 0 46 0 277
General Psychology 0 0 267 0 0 0 267
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 167 7 92 0 266
Social Work 0 0 122 0 117 0 239
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 217 0 0 0 0 217
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 11 196 0 207
Health & Physical Education 0 0 114 0 33 5 152
Computer Information Systems 0 0 117 0 21 0 138
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 65 0 61 0 126
General Biology 0 0 109 0 0 0 109
Human Resource Management 0 0 0 0 102 0 102
Accounting 1 0 78 0 17 0 96
Other Public Administration 0 0 88 0 0 0 88
General Social Sciences 0 0 61 0 26 0 87
Public Administration 0 0 0 0 62 0 62
International Relations & National Security 0 0 0 0 61 0 61
General English Literature 0 0 53 0 0 0 53
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 51 0 0 0 51
Science, Technology & Society 0 0 47 0 0 0 47
Business/Managerial Economics 0 0 40 0 5 0 45
History 0 0 38 0 0 0 38
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 37 0 0 0 37
Mathematics 0 0 34 0 0 0 34
Political Science & Government 0 0 31 0 0 0 31
Sociology 0 0 27 0 0 0 27
American Sign Language 0 0 26 0 0 0 26
Music 0 0 26 0 0 0 26
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 14 0 9 0 23
International Business 0 0 0 0 20 0 20
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 18 0 0 0 18
Anthropology 0 0 18 0 0 0 18
Engineering-Related Technologies 0 0 17 0 0 0 17
Student Counseling 0 0 0 2 10 0 12
Journalism 0 0 11 0 0 0 11
Allied Health Professions 0 0 11 0 0 0 11
Chemistry 0 0 11 0 0 0 11
Dance 0 0 9 0 0 0 9
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 0 0 0 0 8 0 8
Educational Administration 0 0 0 1 7 0 8
Romance Languages 0 0 7 0 0 0 7
Physics 0 0 7 0 0 0 7
Teaching English or French 0 0 0 0 6 0 6
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
Economics 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
General Education 0 0 0 2 2 0 4
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
General Business/Commerce 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Management Information Systems 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Biological & Physical Science 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 2 295 2,450 34 1,111 25 3,917

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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