Academics

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

Academics: I am an accounting major. We have a very good program with a very good CPA passing rate. There are several CPA firms who recruit directly Troy students. The department is very close with students who really care about your success. The work load and curriculum sucks but it is preparing you best way you could be prepared. Internship opportunities are good.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: It seems really good from the time that I have been in the classes.

4 College Junior

Academics: I love the social work classes that are offered at Troy University!

3 College Freshman

Academics: Being an education major makes it where I have to be a double major which is extremely busy.

5 College Freshman

Academics: I love all the professors I've had thus far. They're all very helpful.

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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

Rate your school's academic environment on the following topics    Based on 64 responses

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  • Academic advisers
  • Class availability
  • Consistency in grading
  • Course subject variety
  • Curriculum flexibility
  • Gen-Ed requirements
  • Manageability of workload
  • Online course options
  • Quality of teaching assistants (TAs)
  • Scheduling/registration process
  • Technology in the classroom

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

Rate your school's professors on the following topics    Based on 64 responses

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  • Accessibility
  • Communication skills
  • General knowledge
  • Interest in class subjects
  • Interest in students
  • Time spent in classroom
  • Use of teaching assistants

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