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Troy University Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Troy University? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors TROY offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. 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?

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Troy University was awarded 45 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is public administration and social service.

Overall Quality

TROY landed the #1,278 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This is an improvement over the previous year, when TROY held the #1,344 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

TROY also holds the #15 spot on the Best Colleges in Alabama ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into TROY?

Acceptance Rate

Troy University has an acceptance rate of 88%, so it is easier to gain admission to this school than some others. Still, the admissions staff will examine your application closely to make sure you're a good fit for TROY.

Average Test Scores

About 2% 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 480 and 600. Math scores were between 465 and 605.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Troy University  ( 480 to 600 )

SAT Math Scores for Troy University  ( 465 to 605 )
TROY received ACT scores from 79% 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

With a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1, Troy University is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Troy University is 53%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  53 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Troy University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Troy University is 70%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  70 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 15%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  15 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at TROY

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 14,000 undergraduates at TROY with 9,491 being full-time and 4,509 being part-time.

TROY Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for TROY is 72.10 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  72.10 out of 100
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How Much Does Troy University Cost?

The overall average net price of TROY is $13,313. 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 +
$13,119 $15,233 $16,068 $14,781 $13,934

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At TROY, approximately 76% of students took out student loans averaging $4,527 a year. That adds up to $18,108 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at TROY is 9.8%. 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.


See which majors at Troy University make the most money.

Location of Troy University

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

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Location of Troy University

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 54 majors graduated from Troy University. Of these students, 2,745 received undergraduate degrees and 1,136 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 353 $40,400
General Psychology 267 $26,800
Criminal Justice & Corrections 230 $32,100
Teacher Education Grade Specific 167 $35,000
Nursing 126 $54,400
Social Work 122 $30,100
Computer Information Systems 117 $45,500
Health & Physical Education 114 $25,200
General Biology 109 $22,900
Other Public Administration 88 $26,400

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

Online Learning at TROY

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 8,683 students took at least one online class at Troy University. This is an increase from the 8,629 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 8,683 6,548
2016-2017 8,629 6,518
2015-2016 8,706 6,602
2014-2015 8,824 6,714
2013-2014 10,234 7,826

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