Troy University
University Avenue
Troy, Alabama 36082-0001
Accrediting Agency:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Troy University is a four-year, multi-campus public university located in Troy, Ala. The university was founded in 1887 as a teacher’s college by an act of the Alabama Legislature. Besides the Troy campus, there are campuses in Montgomery, Phenix City, Dothan, and other locations throughout the U.S. and abroad. Unique to Troy University is the Global Campus whose mission is to help meet the higher education needs of working adults and other nontraditional students, such as military personnel. Troy University has been ranked among the best regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report. The university’s fully online degree programs, primarily delivered through eTroy, allow students to access their courses from any location at a time day that works best for them.

Programs Offered

Troy University offers a wide variety of programs, including undergraduate and graduate studies, distance learning, international studies, and military programs. Students can enroll in a broad range of programs through the colleges of arts and sciences, communications and fine arts, education, health and human services, and business. The Sorrell College of Business offers several notable graduate programs for business professionals, including an MBA, executive MBA, and Master of Taxation, among others. Online degree programs offered by eTroy are delivered through the Blackboard online learning platform, where students can access their syllabi, assignments, and lectures 24/7. Students can complete associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees fully online, and have access to technical support and an online library.


Troy University has been accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools since 1934. Certain university programs hold specialized accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Music, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, and National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.


First-time freshmen applying to Troy University must submit a completed application, pay a $30 application fee, and submit their high school transcripts and standardized test scores. Troy University grants unconditional acceptance to first-time freshmen whose transcripts show that they have a minimum of a 2.0 GPA (or a “C” average), and have acceptable scores on standardized tests, i.e., the SAT or ACT. Students who are lacking in one of these two areas may be eligible for conditional acceptance under conditions specified on the Troy University website. To apply for a graduate program at Troy University, applicants must submit a completed application, pay a $50 application fee, submit transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate programs attended, submit a letter of recommendation from someone who can attest to the student’s ability to be successful in a graduate program, and submit entry exam scores from the GRE, MAT, or GMAT, depending on program requirements. Beyond this, students must verify additional admissions requirements with the individual graduate department.


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