FAYETTEVILLE—Troy University has received approval from the University of North Carolina Board of Governors to offer degree programs to civilian residents of the state, according to Patricia Bush-McManus, director of the University’s Fort Bragg-Fayetteville site.
“This is an outstanding opportunity for Troy University to expand its service to the citizens of North Carolina and we thank the Board of Governors for its decision,” Bush-McManus said. “We have offered degree programs to members of the military and their dependents at Fort Bragg since 1990, two graduate programs to civilians since 2003, and we look forward to expanding our programs to the Fayetteville community, and throughout the state of North Carolina.”
The Board of Governor’s action allows Troy University to offer to civilians 16 degree programs via the internet—two associate degree programs, seven bachelor degree programs and seven master’s degree programs—and five master’s degree programs in traditional classroom settings at the Fayetteville site. Areas of study include business, education, criminal justice, public administration and international relations.
Bush-McManus said Troy University serves approximately 550 students in the Fayetteville area, but she believes the board’s actions could lead to unprecedented growth at the site.
“I believe we can double the amount of students we serve within a year or two,” she said. “This opens up a new range of possibilities for growth.”
Troy University, a public institution of higher education headquartered in Troy, Alabama, serves almost 30,000 students worldwide and operates four campuses in Alabama and more than 60 sites in 16 U.S. states, 12 countries and the U.S. Territory of Guam. Founded in 1887, TROY offers more than 70 majors through five academic colleges. Long a leader in distance education, its eCampus provides on-line undergraduate, graduate and doctoral-level courses.