Troy University is a comprehensive, public institution comprised of a network of campuses throughout Alabama and worldwide, with a main campus located in Troy, Alabama. Troy University was established in 1887 as the Troy State Normal School within in the Alabama State University System by an Act of the Alabama Legislature and today serves as the flagship university of the Troy University System. In 2005, Troy State University, Montgomery; Troy State University, Phenix City; Troy State University, Dothan; and Troy State University (Main Campus) all merged under one accreditation to become the unified Troy University for the purpose of better reflecting the institution’s worldwide mission. The University has received numerous accolades and recognitions from names such as The Princeton Review, US News & World Report, and the Military Times as having some of the best programs in both the Southeast and in the nation.
Academic ProgramsTroy University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and has been so since 1934. While the University is comprised of several Alabama campuses and over 50 teaching sites in over a dozen States and more than ten countries, Troy University’s main campus is divided into six colleges and schools: the College of Arts and Sciences; the College of Communication and Fine Arts; the College of Education; the College of Health and Human Services; The Sorrell College of Business; and the University’s Graduate School.
Troy University offers a wide array of educational programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in traditional, nontraditional, and emerging electronic formats. The University’s academic programs are supported through Troy’s student services which are designed to “promote the welfare of the individual student”. Troy University’s mission statement declares that its “dedicated faculty and staff promote discovery and exploration of knowledge and its application to life-long success through effective teaching, service, creative partnerships, scholarship and research.”
Student LifeTroy University has a total enrollment figure of nearly 20,000, including more than 15,000 undergraduate students; approximately 7,000 of these students are enrolled at the University’s main campus in Troy, Alabama. Residential students are housed in one of a dozen residence halls or in University apartments which are located just a few blocks away and reserved for married students and/or students with children. Troy University’s main campus is located near the downtown center of the city of Troy and sits along rolling hills with several old oak trees lining the streets and dotting the campus. A small lake known as Lake Lagoona sits in front of the university’s Sorrell Chapel.
Troy University offers a wide variety of student-led clubs and organizations, catering to a wide range of interests, passions, and beliefs and providing ample opportunity for students to interact with one another and form strong friendships and connections outside of class. More than 20 traditional Greek organizations exist – both fraternities and sororities, – along with a number of religious campus organizations. An NCAA Division I-A school, Troy University’s varsity athletic teams compete in the Sunbelt Conference.