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Troy University: Recognized for Excellence


  • Nine degree programs at Troy University have been recognized as being among the nation’s best by Intelligent.com. TROY's Master of Science in Sport Management program was ranked 4th nationally. The Master of Science in Nursing program was ranked 10th. Other rankings include: Online Social Work degree (17th), Online master's in history (18th), Online Nurse Practitioner Master's program (30th), Best Online Master's in Nursing programs (38th) and Most Affordable Online Bachelor's in Psychology program (38th).
  • Military Times ranked TROY as the only four-year, public university in Alabama in its 2022 Best for Vets rankings. TROY ranked 13th in the southeast and 41st nationally among public colleges and universities.
  • U.S. News & World Report recognized TROY among the best regional universities in the South in its 2022-2023 Best Colleges Rankings. TROY ranked 44th among all regional universities in the south and 17th among public regional universities in the south. TROY was also recognized for its commitment to the military, ranking 21st in U.S. News’ Best Colleges for Veterans rankings.
  • Troy University’s ACCESS Virtual Learning program (Alabama Connecting Classrooms, Educators and Students Statewide), an outreach program of the College of Education, has received accreditation through 2027. The program met the criteria for educational quality established by Cognia Global Commission and was accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, the Northwest Accreditation Commission and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement.
  • The Princeton Review has named Troy University among the best colleges and universities in the southeastern U.S. for the 18th straight year.
  • Fortune has ranked Troy University’s online Master of Science in Nursing program as the 36th best in the country in its 2022 Best Online Master’s in Nursing Programs rankings.
  • The Partners for College Affordability and Public Trust recognized Troy University as a national model for providing quality, affordable education. The study examined the leadership of Chancellor Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr. and the Board of Trustees and the decisions that have made TROY an adaptive and affordable institution focused on meeting the needs of students and the community.
  • Fortune has included TROY’s online MBA program among its “Best Online MBA Programs in 2022” ranking. The listing included 108 colleges and universities with TROY’s program coming in at 88th.
  • Online MBA Coach has ranked TROY among its top 100 “Most Affordable Online MBA Programs.”
  • Master’s Programs Guide ranked TROY’s MBA in Global Business 6th among its “Best Affordable Master’s in International Business Degree Programs” ranking.
  • Online Master’s Degrees has ranked TROY’s Master of Public Administration program 13th in its “Best Online MPA Programs for 2022.”
  • Stacker has named TROY’s Rosa Parks Museum among its top museums in Alabama. The museum was ranked as the 6th best in the state.
  • Abound has ranked TROY among its “Top 100 Online Colleges 2022,” making it one of only two universities in the state to achieve the recognition. Abound also included TROY among its “Best Colleges for Military and Veterans 2022” listing and its “Best Colleges for Adults 2022” listing.
  • U.S. News & World Report ranked several of TROY’s online degree programs among the “2022 Best Online Programs” rankings. TROY’s bachelor’s degree in Psychology was ranked 21st nationally, the online master’s program in Criminal Justice ranked 31st overall and 16th in “Best Online Master’s in Criminal Justice for Veterans.” The master’s program in non-MBA Business programs ranked 34th best of such programs for veterans. TROY service to veterans was also recognized in the categories of “Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs for Veterans,” and “Online Master of Business Administration Programs for Veterans.” TROY was also recognized among the nation’s best in the “Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs,” “Online Bachelor’s in Business,” “Online Master of Business Administration Programs,” “Online Master’s in Business Non-MBA,” “Online Master’s in Education,” and “Online Master’s in Nursing” categories.


  • Master’s Program Guide has ranked TROY’s International Relations degree program 3rd in its “50 Best Online Master of International Relations Degree Programs” ranking.
  • U.S. News & World Report ranked TROY as the 18th best public school in the South among regional universities and ranked TROY has one of its “Best Regional Universities in the South” and “Best Value Schools.” The publication also ranked TROY 18th in its “Best Colleges for Veterans” rankings.
  • The Princeton Review recognized TROY on its “Best of the Southeast” list for the 17th year in a row.  
  • Troy University was the only four-year, public university in the state of Alabama to be named to the 2021 Military Times Best for Vets rankings. TROY ranked 15th in the southeast and 57th in the nation among 4-year, public colleges and universities.
  • Study.com has ranked Troy University 4th in its list of “Best Bachelor’s Degrees in Public Administration, 26th in its list of “Best Bachelor’s Degrees in Social Science,” 10th in “Best Online Bachelor’s in Social Science Programs,” and 17th in “Best Online Bachelor’s in Sociology Programs.”
  • Computer Science Degree Search has ranked TROY as the 2nd “Most Popular Online Computer Information Systems School in Alabama.” The organization also ranked TROY as the 24th Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree School in the nation and the 47th overall most Popular Online Computer Information Systems School at all degree levels.
  • Intelligent.com named TROY the following lists for 2021: Best Colleges in Alabama, Best Sport Management Degree Programs, Best Master’s in Sport Management Programs, Best Master’s Degree Programs and Best Master’s in Communications Degree Programs.
  • Troy University was ranked in the following lists in the 2021 PLEXUSS Global Rankings: 2nd in Best in Alabama Offering Fine Arts Programs; 3rd in Alabama Offering Anthropology Programs; and, 3rd in Best Online College or University in Alabama Offering Bachelor’s Degree Programs.
  • Study.com ranked Troy University 9th in its Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs in Accounting list.
  • GradReports ranked TROY 3rd best in Alabama for post-graduate salary. GradReports collected graduate data to compare alumni salaries from TROY to alumni salaries from the same programs across all colleges to develop a Best Colleges by Salary Score within the state.  
  • Study.com has ranked Troy University 8th in its list of “Best Online Bachelor’s Degrees in Political Science.”
  • Accounting Today as ranked TROY’s School of Accountancy in the Sorrell College of Business 16th nationally for medium-sized programs.
  • Best Value Schools has named TROY’s Ph.D. in Sport Management as one of the top 10 programs of its kind in the country.
  • U.S. News & World Report has recognized several of TROY’s online degree programs as being among the best in the nation. Overall, TROY ranked 75th in the publication’s “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs” and 50th in the “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans.” The master’s program in criminal justice ranked 15th in the “Best for Veterans” category and 26th overall. TROY was also ranked in the “Best Online Master’s in Business Programs for Veterans (Excluding MBA);” “Best Online Master’s in Business;” “Best Online Bachelor’s Business Programs;” “Best Online Master of Business Administration Programs;” “Best Online Master’s Programs in Nursing;” and “Best Online Master’s in Education Programs.”
  • Learn.org ranked TROY’s online bachelor’s degree program in social work seventh in the nation.