Troy University listed among "military friendly"

Posted: Wednesday, 19 August 2009

TROY – A national publication targeting military members and their spouses has named Troy University to its “military friendly list.”

“G.I. Jobs” ranked TROY in the top 15 percent of colleges and universities that are doing the most to embrace veterans as students.

“It’s wonderful to hear of TROY’s selection as a ‘military friendly’ school,” said Dr. Earl Ingram, vice chancellor of Global Campus, the division of the University that oversees TROY’s out-of-state locations and its eCampus.

“This distinction affirms the hard work of hundreds of TROY’s faculty members and student services staff who do their best every day of the week to serve America’s military service members and their families wherever they are assigned around the world,” he said.

Earlier this year, TROY became one of the first universities in Alabama to announce its participation in the Yellow Ribbon Campaign, the Post-9/11 GI Bill that has given veterans greater financial means to earn a bachelors or masters degree.

The list was compiled by “G.I. Jobs” through a more than year-long research project that polled more than 7,000 schools nationwide. Methodology, criteria and weighting for the list were developed with the assistance of an academic advisory committee consisting of educators and administrators from Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Toledo, Duquense University, Coastline Community College and Lincoln Technical Institute.

Troy University, a public institution of higher education with nearly 30,000 students headquartered in Troy, Alabama, operates four campuses in Alabama and more than 60 sites and in 13 time zones around the world. Long a leader in distance education, its eCampus provides on-line undergraduate and graduate-level courses. In April 2009, the University was awarded the United States Pacific Command Educational Services Contract by the United States Air Force. Its affiliation with the military began in 1950 by offering courses to soldiers stationed at Fort Rucker, Ala.