Troy University ranked top among state’s public universities

Posted: Friday, 07 August 2009

TROY—Troy University has been ranked as a leading public institution of higher education by Forbes Magazine, which released this week the results of its annual college and university survey.

The survey, conducted jointly with the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, included 600 institutions nationwide, and based its rankings on student evaluations, graduates’ success, student debt loads, graduation rates and student and faculty national awards and scholarships.

TROY received the highest ranking of the Alabama public colleges and universities that were included in the survey.

Dr. Jack Hawkins Jr., Chancellor, called the external validation a reflection of the quality that exists within the University.

“To be singled out as the best public university in Alabama was great news to us,” he said. “We’ve worked hard over the years to take this bushel basket off the Troy University light and I think that sort of recognition helps us to do that because it’s very, very important that rest of the state and nation see the Troy University that we know exists.”

“It’s a good day for TROY and its students, alumni and entire university family,” Dr. Hawkins said.