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Troy University Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Troy University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you’ll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Troy University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Troy University was awarded 336 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is individualized studies.

Overall Quality

TROY is ranked #1,804 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list.

TROY is also ranked #25 out of 48 schools in Alabama.

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Is It Hard to Get Into TROY?

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 92%, Troy University is easier to get into than many other schools. But that doesn't mean you can slack off on your application. Make sure to treat this school like any other when submitting requested materials and documents.

Average Test Scores

About 6% of students accepted to TROY submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 475 and 565. Math scores were between 460 and 540.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Troy University  ( 475 to 565 )

SAT Math Scores for Troy University  ( 460 to 540 )
TROY received ACT scores from 74% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 18 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for Troy University  ( 18 to 25 )

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Troy University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Troy University is about average at 18 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Troy University is 47%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  47 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Troy University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Troy University has a freshmen retention rate of 77%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  77 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at TROY is 21%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  21 out of 100

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Troy University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 12,712 undergraduates at TROY with 8,208 being full-time and 4,504 being part-time.

How Much Does Troy University Cost?

The overall average net price of TROY is $14,285. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for TROY

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$14,062 $16,457 $16,281 $15,552 $14,941

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of TROY, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At TROY, approximately 85% of students took out student loans averaging $5,148 a year. That adds up to $20,592 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at TROY is 9.6%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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How Much Money Do TROY Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from TROY make around $37,000 per year during the early years of their employment. Unfortunately, this is 7% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


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Location of Troy University

Troy University is a public institution situated in Troy, Alabama. The surrounding location of Troy is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

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Contact details for TROY are given below.

Contact Details
Address: University Avenue, Troy, AL 36082-0001
Phone: 334-670-3100

Troy University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 52 majors graduated from Troy University. Of these students, 2,613 received undergraduate degrees and 1,114 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 315 $41,884
General Psychology 261 $31,265
Criminal Justice & Corrections 186 $36,242
Computer Information Systems 143 $49,814
Health & Physical Education 135 $28,151
Teacher Education Grade Specific 123 $36,127
Social Work 117 $29,413
Nursing 113 $54,123
General Biology 106 $26,482
Other Public Administration 90 $28,598

Learn more about the majors offered at Troy University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at TROY

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2019-2020, 10,263 students took at least one online class at Troy University. This is an increase from the 9,242 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 10,263 8,091
2018-2019 9,242 6,721
2017-2018 8,683 6,548
2016-2017 8,629 6,518
2015-2016 8,706 6,602

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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