Troy University Ranking Profile

Troy University is a leading public university located in Troy, Alabama (USA). It was founded in 1887 as Troy Normal School. The university has been ranked as the best public university in Alabama by Forbes Magazine, and named as one of 64 “Best Universities-Master’s” from the Southeast region by U.S. News and World Report.

The university has the following Colleges: College of Arts and Sciences, College of Communication and Fine Arts, College of Education, College of Health and Human Services, Sorrell College of Business. It also offers a variety of online courses and degree programs through the eCampus. Troy University eCampus is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.

The University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, bachelor's, master's and education specialist degrees. Professional accreditations include the ACBSP, Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education, Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, Council on Rehabilitation Education, Council on Social Work Education, National Association of Schools of Music, National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.


- Placed in Tier 3 among Master's Universities in the Southeast region (US News & World Report 2010).

- Named to The Princeton Review’s “Best in the Southeast” ranking of universities.

- Money magazine named the university as one of the 25 top “Best Buys” among public universities and colleges in the US.

- Ranked 4th in the state of Alabama and 327th out of the 600 colleges and universities in the nation, according to the 2009 “America’s Best Colleges”. It received the highest ranking of the Alabama public colleges and universities that were included in the survey.

- Ranked as the 25th best university in the US for international students by the Institute of International Education (2008).

- The Online Programs were awarded a “Best Buy Education Degree Online 2006” and it was named a “Best Distance Learning Graduate School” by

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