Academics

Location
Troy, AL
Undergrads
9,634
Tuition (in-state)
$12,820 ($6,844)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Sophomore

Academics: I really enjoyed all the classes I've had so far! The professors taught well, followed the curriculum, and I actually learned something from going to their class. I haven't had one so far that has been rude or a bad professor in general. The registration process is a bit hectic, having to go all the way to your advisor just so they can take a look at your paper for 2 minutes is a pain, especially when so many people need to sign up. I feel like there should be other "quiet" areas to study other than that library or the occasional classroom being empty. All in all, the academic atmosphere is great at this school!

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: I have not yet entered the actual program for my major - nursing. However, just from being in the nursing building a few times throughout the year I have come to really like it already. From talking to many people that are already in the program, I have heard many positive things about it. I look forward to being a part of that environment.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: The Academics at Troy University is great. The work load is excellent and the professors work with the student to help them to excell in the classroom. The registration process is a bit frustrating but help is offered.

4 College Freshman

Academics: I am new to the elementary education school however, this university is known for the quality education that teachers recieve. Troy university offers many other areas of study but it is widley known as the school to attend in Alabama to become a teacher.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Some of the professors are not the greatest, but I have been challenged in most of my classes. Troy also offers great, free tutoring services that I can take advantage of.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 17th
    Best Online Course Options
  • 42nd
    Most Manageable Workloads
  • 80th
    Most Flexible Curriculums
  • 245th
    Most Available Classes
  • 315th
    Best Course Variety

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jessica Jackson
Hometown
Mobile, Ala.
Major
Marketing
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Troy offers many unique degree programs, including a B.S. in deaf interpreting, as well as lots of different minor options in everything from leadership students to military science. All students, regardless of major, must complete the General Studies Program by their junior year—this program includes classes in various areas such as English, biology, and history. Also, all first-year students participate in the Common Reading Initiative the summer before coming to campus—everyone reads a common book and then participates in book discussions that help everyone further understand the book.

And if you ever need extra assistance, Troy offers several seminars and on-campus resources to help its students academically. Eldridge Hall offers tutoring in math and science-related subjects, and there is also a writing center there to assist students with papers and English assignments. There are also seminars and workshops offered that focus on study habits and choosing the right classes.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
18:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
579
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
819
Total FT Faculty
579
Faculty with Terminal Degree
67%
Average Faculty Salary
$58,393
Full-Time Retention Rate
72%
Part-Time Retention Rate
42%
Transfer-Out Rate
34%
Graduation Rate
34%
Programs/Majors Offered
52
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Class Sizes
  • 20 to 49 students: 59%
  • 50 or more students: 5%
  • Fewer than 20 students: 36%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: Yes
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: Yes
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: Yes
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: Yes
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Communication and Fine Arts
  • College of Education
  • College of Health and Human Services
  • Sorrell College of Business
Degrees Awarded
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Doctorate - Professional practice
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Business Administration and Management: 6%
  • Business/Commerce, General: 6%
  • Criminal Justice and Safety Studies: 4%
  • Psychology: 4%
Graduation Requirements
  • Arts/fine arts
  • Computer literacy
  • English (including composition)
  • Foreign languages
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences (biological or physical)
  • Social science
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
  • Weekend/evening college
Other Academic Offerings
  • Double major
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
Online Courses
Troy does offer online courses, but they are mostly for upper-level and graduate classes. For more information, check out www.troy.edu/ecampus/onlinegraduateprograms.
Best Places to Study
  • Barnes & Noble campus bookstore
  • The library
Tips to Succeed
  • Attend class.
  • Get to know your professors even if you don't need help with the material. You never know when you will need a reference or just someone to talk to.
  • Register early because classes fill up fast, and you may not get the classes you want if you procrastinate.
  • Study!
  • Talk to your advisers before registering for classes to avoid taking something you don't need.
Did You Know?
Forbes Magazine recently named Troy the best four-year university in the state of Alabama.

Student Polls

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 64 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

Who are the most notable alumni from this school?    Based on 9 responses

  • 50% DeMarcus Ware - NFL player
  • 25% Lawrence Tynes - NFL player
  • 8% Osi Umenyiora - NFL player
  • 8% My mother
  • 8% My Pastor
  • 0% Vecepia Towery - winner of "Survivor: Marquesas"
  • 0% James Thomas - winner of "Survivor: Tocantins"
  • 0% Tom Foreman - CNN correspondent
  • 0% Leodis McKelvin - NFL player

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding the professors at this school?    Based on 64 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Professors are approachable and helpful when needed
  • Professors are engaging and easy to understand.
  • Professors are experts in their field.
  • Professors are passionate about the topics they teach.
  • Professors care about their students' success.
  • Professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.
  • Professors use teaching assistants (TAs) effectively.

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