Based on a main 820-acre rural campus in Troy with satellite locations in Montgomery, Phoenix City, and Dothan across the state of Alabama, Troy University is a comprehensive public institution that reaches out to over 31,000 students around the world annually. As a truly international university where east meets west, Troy maintains consortia relationships with universities in China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Japan, Guam, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Azerbaijan, and the United Arab Emirates. Troy University is also among the nation's leading universities in providing educational support to U.S. active duty military students and veterans.
Originally established as Troy State Normal School within the Alabama State University System in 1887, Troy University initially had a mission to educate and train new teachers. Since then, the school evolved into a state university with four distinct sites and various sites located across the globe. By 2005, Troy State University at Montgomery, Phenix City, Dothan, and Troy merged under one accreditation to become Troy University to better reflect the institution's international mission and combine talents into a single highly effective university.
With an outstanding reputation worldwide for academic excellence, Troy University is currently ranked as the 80th best college, 28th top public school, and 20th best university for military veterans in the South by the U.S. News and World Report survey. Consistently recognized among the "Best in the Southeast" by the prestigious Princeton Review, Troy is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award associates, baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees. Troy University is well-known for offering some of the top online programs in business, education, nursing, and counseling.
Home to more than 200 student clubs for students to get involved, campus life at Troy University is perhaps best known for its six highly regarded music organizations and the award-winning "Sound of the South" marching band. Nicknamed the Trojans, Troy athletics also offers varsity basketball, baseball, cross country, golf, rodeo, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, and volleyball teams that compete in the NCAA Division I Sun Belt Conference. Some of the most notable former Trojans include astronaut William G. Gregory, MLB player Mike Rivera, NFL player DeMarcus Ware, and news correspondent Jill Dobson.
Total undergraduate enrollment: 7613
Total institution enrollment: 12541
School type: 4-year public
School classification: Master's Colleges and Universities I: These institutions typically offer a wide range of baccalaureate programs, and they are committed to graduate education through the master's degree. They award 40 or more master's degrees per year across three or more disciplines.
Troy, AL 36079
Male undergraduate population: 44%
Female undergraduate population: 56%
Undergrad visible minorities: No Data
Degrees Offered: Associate's, Two but less than 4 years, Bachelor's, Master's, Post-Masters certificate