School Name: Troy University
School Accreditation: SACS, COC
School Type: Public, Non-Profit
Undergraduate Tuition: $13,520
Graduate Tuition: $15,094
Recommendation Rate: 56%

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ABOUT Troy University

Troy University’s tradition of teaching excellence dates to its founding on February 26, 1887, when an act of the Alabama Legislature established Troy State Normal School as an institution to train teachers for Alabama’s schools. Joseph Macon Dill was the institution’s first president. In 1893, the school was renamed Troy State Normal College. The Normal College offered extension courses for teachers and granted teaching certificates until 1929, when the State Board of Education changed the charter of the institution and renamed it Troy State Teacher’s College. That same year, the college moved to its present site and the first two buildings were dedicated: Shackelford Hall, named for Edward Madison Shackelford, president of the school from 1899-1936, and Bibb Graves Hall, named for David Bibb Graves, Alabama’s ’education governor’. Governor Bibb Graves is also remembered for commissioning the Olmsted Brothers architectural firm of Brookline, Massachusetts, to design the campus landscape plan. Like many American universities, Troy State Teacher’s College enjoyed one of its most prosperous periods of growth in the years following World War II when returning veterans took advantage of the GI Bill. The enrollment of the College more than doubled and this growth led to the introduction of degree programs in disciplines other than education, most notably in business. In 1957, the State Board of Education recognized this expanded role and dropped ’Teacher’s’ from Troy State College’s name. The decade of the 1950s also marked the University’s long relationship with the United States Military, as extension courses were offered on nearby bases, first at Fort Rucker, near Dothan, and later at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery. A separate Troy State College teaching center was established at Fort Rucker in 1961, which evolved into the present-day Dothan Campus. A similar center, begun at Maxwell Air Force Base in 1965, led to the creation of the present-day Montgomery Campus. These programs were the forerunners of the modern TROY Service Centers division of Troy University, which operates all TROY teaching sites outside of Alabama. In 1973, the University opened sites at military bases in Florida. Today, TROY Service Centers operate some 20 sites in seven U.S. states, at locations in Japan and South Korea, and with partnerships with universities in Vietnam and Malaysia. In 1967, Gov. Lurleen B. Wallace appointed eight members to the newly established Troy State College Board of Trustees, removing the institution from the control of the State Board of Education. One of the first acts of the new board was to recommend the change of the name to Troy State University. The new name became official on Dec. 14, 1967. In 1975, the Phenix City Campus was opened as a branch of the main campus. In 1982, the Troy State University System was formed, as the campuses in Dothan and Montgomery were granted independent accreditation status. In April of 2004 the Board of Trustees voted to drop "State" from the University's name to better reflect the institution's worldwide mission. Starting August 2005, all TROY campuses were again unified under one accreditation.

Troy University's Student Government Association represents the Troy student body within the university administration and the community. SGA advocates the interests of Troy students and works to better the student experience through community events and opportunities. We, the Student Government Association, do not take lightly the role and responsibility that the Troy University student body has entrusted to us. Therefore; we charge to be accountable, transparent, and effective in every way, in service to Troy University students.

Troy University degree programs

  • #AS in General Education - History
  • #AS in General Education - Military Operations
  • #AS in General Education - Political Science
  • #AS in General Education - Recreation
  • #AS in General Education - Sociology
  • #AS in General Education - Computer Science
  • #AS in General Education - Aviation Operations
  • #AS in General Education - Aviation Operations: Fixed Wing Training
  • #AS in General Education - Aviation Operations: Rotary Wing Training
  • #AS in General Education - Aviation Operations: Unmanned Aerial Systems Training
  • #AS in General Education - Aviation Operations
  • #AS in General Education - Aviation Operations: Fixed Wing Training
  • #AS in General Education - Aviation Operations: Rotary Wing Training
  • #AS in General Education - Aviation Operations: Unmanned Aerial Systems Training
  • #AS in General Education - Criminal Justice
  • #AS in General Education - Computer Science
  • #AS in General Education - Applied Behavioral Analysis
  • #AS in General Education - Psychology
  • #AS in General Education - Sociology
  • #AS in General Education - Political Science
  • #AS in General Education - Computer Science
  • #AS in General Education - History
  • #Bachelor of Science in Applied Computer Science
  • #Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - Digital Forensics
  • #Bachelor of Applied Science in Resource and Technology Management
  • #Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting
  • #Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting - Forensic Accounting
  • #Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting - Management Accounting
  • #Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Global Business
  • #Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Global Business - General Business
  • #Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Global Business - Management
  • #Bachelor of Science in Global Business - Managerial Accounting
  • #Bachelor of Science in Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management - Hospitality Management
  • #Bachelor of Science in Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management - Tourism Management
  • #Bachelor of Science in Sociology
  • #B.A/B.S. in Accounting - Management Accounting
  • #Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting
  • #Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting - Forensic Accounting
  • #Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting - Management Accounting
  • #Bachelor of Science in Global Business - Managerial Accounting
  • #Bachelor of Science in Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management - Hospitality Management
  • #Bachelor of Science in Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management - Sport Management
  • #Bachelor of Science in Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management - Tourism Management
  • #Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - Homeland Security
  • #Bachelor of Arts in English
  • #Bachelor of Science in Political Science - American Politics and Public Administration
  • #Bachelor of Applied Science in Resource and Technology Management - Aviation Ops: Unmanned Aerial Systems
  • #Bachelor of Science in Applied Computer Science
  • #Bachelor of Arts in English
  • #Bachelor of Science in Anthropology
  • #Bachelor of Science in History - American/Latin American
  • #Bachelor of Science in History - European/Asian/African
  • #Bachelor of Science in Interpreter Training
  • #Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies
  • #Bachelor of Science in Political Science - American Politics and Public Administration
  • #Bachelor of Science in Political Science - International Politics
  • #Bachelor of Science in Social Science
  • #Bachelor of Science in Sociology
  • #Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
  • #Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - Homeland Security
  • #Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • #Bachelor of Science in Applied Computer Science
  • #Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - Digital Forensics
  • #Bachelor of Applied Science in Resource and Technology Management - Aviation Ops: Unmanned Aerial Systems
  • #Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting - Forensic Accounting
  • #Bachelor of Science in Political Science - American Politics and Public Administration
  • #Bachelor of Science in Political Science - International Politics
  • #Bachelor of Science in Human Services
  • #B.A/B.S. in Accounting - Management Accounting
  • #Bachelor of Applied Science in Resource and Technology Management
  • #Bachelor of Applied Science in Resource and Technology Management - Aviation Ops: Unmanned Aerial Systems
  • #Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting - Management Accounting
  • #Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Global Business - Management
  • #Bachelor of Science in Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management - Hospitality Management
  • #Bachelor of Science in Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management - Sport Management
  • #Bachelor of Science in Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management - Tourism Management
  • #Bachelor of Science in Anthropology
  • #Bachelor of Science in Social Work
  • #Bachelor of Science in Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management - Hospitality Management
  • #Bachelor of Science in Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management - Sport Management
  • #Bachelor of Science in History - American/Latin American
  • #Bachelor of Science in History - European/Asian/African
  • #Education Specialist in Instructional Leadership and Administration (P-12)
  • #Graduate Certificate in Adult Education - Leadership Studies
  • #Certificate in Cybersecurity
  • #Graduate Certificate in Counseling and Psychology - Addictions Counseling
  • #Certificate in Cybersecurity
  • #Certificate in Criminal Justice - Digital Forensics
  • #Graduate Certificate in Adult Education - Workforce Development
  • #Certificate in Accounting - Forensic Accounting
  • #Certificate in Accounting - Forensic Accounting
  • #Certificate in Accounting - Forensic Accounting
  • #Graduate Certificate in Counseling and Psychology - Addictions Counseling
  • #Graduate Certificate in Counseling and Psychology - Counseling Military Populations
  • #Certificate in Behavioral Treatment of Individuals with Autism and Developmental Delays
  • #Graduate Certificate in Counseling and Psychology - Counseling Military Populations
  • #Graduate Certificate in Counseling and Psychology - Addictions Counseling
  • #Graduate Certificate in Counseling and Psychology - Counseling Military Populations
  • #Education Specialist in Elementary Education (K-6) (Non-Thesis)
  • #Certificate in Criminal Justice - Digital Forensics
  • #Graduate Certificate in Counseling and Psychology - Addictions Counseling
  • #PhD in Sports Management
  • #PhD in Sports Management
  • #PhD in Sports Management
  • #Master of Business Administration - General Management
  • #Master of Public Administration - Nonprofit Management
  • #Master of Science in Human Resource Management
  • #Master of Science in Management - Leadership
  • #Master of Science in Management - Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness
  • #Master of Science in Management - Project Management
  • #Master of Science in Management - Talent Development and Training
  • #Master of Science in Sports and Fitness Management - Sport Management (Non-Thesis)
  • #Master of Science in Sports and Fitness Management - Sport Management (Thesis)
  • #Master of Science in Strategic Communication
  • #Master of Public Administration - Justice Administration
  • #Master of Science in Criminal Justice
  • #Master of Business Administration - General Management
  • #Master of Public Administration - Nonprofit Management
  • #Master of Public Administration - Public Health Administration
  • #Master of Public Administration - Public Human Resource Management
  • #Master of Science in Human Resource Management
  • #Master of Science in Management
  • #Master of Science in Management - Leadership
  • #Master of Science in Management - Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness
  • #Master of Science in Management - Project Management
  • #Master of Science in Management - Talent Development and Training
  • #Master of Science in Sports and Fitness Management - Sport Management (Non-Thesis)
  • #Master of Science in Sports and Fitness Management - Sport Management (Thesis)
  • #Master of Science in Education - Elementary Education (K-6)
  • #Master of Science in Management
  • #Master of Science in Management - Leadership
  • #Master of Science in Management - Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness
  • #Master of Science in Management
  • #Master of Science in Management - Leadership
  • #Master of Science in Management - Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness
  • #Master of Science in Education - History Education (6-12)
  • #Master of Science in Education - Social Science Education (6-12)
  • #Master of Science in Management - Project Management
  • #Master of Public Administration - Government Contracting
  • #Master of Public Administration - Public Human Resource Management
  • #Master of Public Administration - Public Management
  • #Master of Science in Sports and Fitness Management - Sport Management (Non-Thesis)
  • #Master of Science in Sports and Fitness Management - Sport Management (Thesis)
  • #Master of Science in Second Language Instruction (Non-Thesis)
  • #Master of Science in Environmental and Biological Science - Environmental Policy
  • #Master of Arts in History - American History (Non-Thesis)
  • #Master of Arts in History - American History (Thesis)
  • #Master of Arts in History - European History (Non-Thesis)
  • #Master of Arts in History - European History (Thesis)
  • #Master of Science in Environmental and Biological Science - Environmental Policy
  • #Master of Science in International Relations
  • #Master of Science in International Relations - Global Studies
  • #Master of Science in International Relations - National Security Affairs
  • #Master of Science in International Relations - Regional Affairs
  • #Master of Science in Social Science (Non-Thesis)
  • #Master of Arts in History - American History (Non-Thesis)
  • #Master of Arts in History - American History (Thesis)
  • #Master of Arts in History - European History (Non-Thesis)
  • #Master of Arts in History - European History (Thesis)
  • #Master of Science in Education - History Education (6-12)
  • #Master of Science in History
  • #Master of Public Administration
  • #Master of Public Administration - Government Contracting
  • #Master of Public Administration - Justice Administration
  • #Master of Public Administration - National Security Affairs
  • #Master of Public Administration - Nonprofit Management
  • #Master of Public Administration - Public Health Administration
  • #Master of Public Administration - Public Human Resource Management
  • #Master of Public Administration - Public Management
  • #Master of Science in Environmental and Biological Science - Environmental Policy
  • #Master of Science in International Relations - National Security Affairs
  • #Master of Science in Adult Education - Leadership Studies
  • #Master of Science in Education - Instructional Leadership & Administration (P-12)
  • #Master of Public Administration - Public Human Resource Management
  • #Master of Science in Human Resource Management
  • #Master of Science in Management - Talent Development and Training
  • #Master of Public Administration - Public Health Administration
  • #Master of Science in Education - Gifted Education (P-12)
  • #Master of Science in Strategic Communication

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