Troy University (TROY)

University Avenue, Troy, AL

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Troy University, located in Troy, Alabama, is an institution of higher education offering undergraduate and graduate degrees.  Troy University has 60 learning sites across the United States in 17 states and in 11 countries worldwide.  The TROY Global Campus division of Troy University operates the learning sites outside of Alabama.

The university also offers many of its degrees online through its "eTROY" program.  Students may opt to complete an accredited degree entirely online or through a mix of onsite classroom study and online coursework.

TROY prides itself in preparing students for many varied opportunities, rather than just focusing its curricula on job-specific training.  It offers many excellent academic programs that rank high nationally, including a strong fine arts program for music and theatre.  The distinguished Troy Dancer Reparatory attracts dancers of diverse backgrounds.  TROY is also a Military Friendly school, offering many programs and benefits to returning military personnel and their families.


Founded in 1887 as the Troy State Normal School to train teachers for Alabama's schools.  The school was renamed several times through the years, as it grew and expanded its programs.  Enrollment at the school doubled after World War II due to returning veterans taking advantage of their military benefits to train for civilian careers. This period of growth led to the introduction of degree programs beyond teaching to include business and other disciplines.  Many extension courses were offered at learning centers on nearby military bases throughout the 1950s and 1960s, and some of these centers still exist today as Troy University satellite campuses.


The official colors of Troy University are cardinal red, silver and black.  The official mascot of TROY is, naturally, the Trojan.


Troy University's academic calendar follows the semester system, with fall, spring and summer semesters.  Semester schedules differ slightly among Troy's different campuses, so students should consult the catalog for their particular campus.

Colleges and Schools

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Communication and Fine Arts
  • College of Education
  • College of Heatlh and Human Services
  • Sorrell College of Business

Student Life

Many services and opportunities are offered to students at Troy University, including a Career Services office that helps students choose a major and a career path, as well as provide job search support.

TROY offers students many social organizations to participate in, including sports, arts and music, leadership, and more.


Troy University has several "Trojan" teams that compete in intercollegiate sports:

Men's Sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Rodeo
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field

Women's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Rodeo
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball

Satellite Campuses

  • Dothan Campus
  • Montgomery Campus
  • Phenix City Campus
  • Global Campus

Community Life

Troy University is committed to community outreach and service, always seeking new opportunities for growth and partnerships in the community.  It offers many programs that serve the general public, including public radio, the Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts, the Rosa Parks Library and Museum, the W.A. Gayle Planetarium, and more.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may give you an idea of the students Troy University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Troy University is around 18,000 students. The student body is made up of 80% undergraduate students and 10% graduate students.


Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $9,400. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $30 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • In-State Tuition: $6,900-$8,300
    • Nonresident Student Tuition: $14,000-$16,530
  • Charges per unit:
    • State Residents: $290-$340 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $570-$690 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid81%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships74%$8,690
Receiving Student Loans74%$7,063

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Troy University may provide services to students like:

  • Online course work available
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Remedial courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assisting students to find work

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Troy University is around 35%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years13%
Graduating in 5 Years15%
Graduating in 6 Years6%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Music Program (more info)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program (more info)
  • Master's Degree in Nursing (MSN) Program (more info)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)

Intercollegiate Athletics

TROY is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division I-A classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Sun Belt Conference)
  • Basketball (Sun Belt Conference)
  • Track and Field (Sun Belt Conference)
  • Football (Sun Belt Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Rodeo

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences


Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

    Liberal Arts and Sciences

      Mathematics and Statistics

      Natural Resources and Conservation

      Physical Sciences


      Public Administration and Social Services

      Recreation and Fitness Studies

      Security and Protective Services

      Social Sciences

      Visual and Performing Arts

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