Troy University

Troy University

Troy University is a public university located in Troy, Alabama. It was originally founded in 1887 as "Troy Normal School". Troy University was ranked the 25th best university in the United States for international students by the Institute of International Education in 2008. The main campus is spread across an area of 600 acres. The university offers a wide variety of degrees and programs through several academic divisions which include:

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

Troy University's athletic department has men's and women's sports teams that take part in a variety of sports. The sports teams are nicknamed the Trojans and their official mascot is T-Roy.

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Troy University
University Avenue
Troy , AL 36082-0001
General Phone: (334) 670-3100

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Troy University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management1,834business, business management, accounting, finance, human resources, MIS, marketing studies, business and related services
Education and Teaching1,145education, educational administration, school counseling, adult education, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, teacher ed, early childhood education
Liberal Arts732English, speech and rhetoric, liberal arts and humanities, interdisciplinary studies, social services, international relations, political science, sociology, history ...
Therapy and Counseling590psychology, community psychology, counseling psychology
Security and Law Enforcement464criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and safety
Family and Social Work302public administration, social work, social service professions
Nursing and Emergency Medicine150registered nursing
Computer Science and Engineering136computer and info science
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy93sports and fitness management, athletic trainer, rehabilitation
Media54journalism, radio and television
Science49biology, marine biology, physical sciences, chemistry
Art Studies28art studies
Engineering Technician13surveying tech
Conservation and Resource Management5environmental science

Number of programs and degrees for Troy University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree2,37638
Associate's degree4224
Master's degree2,72820
Post-master's certificate934

Troy University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Troy University had a total enrollment of 28,955 students (20,955 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 67%
Women 33%
Full-Time 46%
Part-Time 54%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 72%
Graduate 28%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 48%
Black 39%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 5%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 8%
20-21 9%
22-24 14%
25-29 21%
30-34 16%
35-39 14%
40-49 13%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

State unknown5%
(International Students)1%
North Carolina1%
South Carolina1%

Troy University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 68 %
Part-Time 41 %

Troy University Room and Board (2007)

Troy University offers campus housing for 1,847 of its 20,955 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Troy, Alabama for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Alabama Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 14 meals per week.

Troy University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Verbal1623
ACT Math1622
ACT Composite1722

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT76%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsrecommended

Troy University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,492
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,740
Room and board $ 5,286
Room charge $ 2,400
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,886
Books and supplies $ 1,012
Other expenses $ 3,270

Financial Aid:
Troy University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 104700)

Troy University Faculty

Troy University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3228
Non-tenured and not on tenure track12193

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year26$88,9537$96,479
Associate professorcalendar year36$73,59722$72,289
Assistant professorcalendar year51$58,68628$59,267
Instructorcalendar year2*6$43,803
Lecturercalendar year18$47,3908$40,790
All faculty totalcalendar year133$67,11571$63,582

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year35$74,7847$69,593
Associate professoracademic year47$62,85024$58,745
Assistant professoracademic year44$53,79154$52,984
Instructoracademic year3$47,4765$41,479
Lectureracademic year11$40,07815$37,140
All faculty totalacademic year140$60,868105$52,597

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Troy University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Sun Belt Conference
Basketball Sun Belt Conference
Baseball Sun Belt Conference
Track Sun Belt Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports101424

Troy University Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing, Other

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Education And Teaching
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Engineering Technician
Surveying Technology/Surveying

Family And Social Work
Public Administration
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
Social Work

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Radio and Television

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Community Psychology
Counseling Psychology
Psychology, General

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