TROY ranked as top-tier in 12-state region

Posted: Tuesday, 17 August 2010

TROY—Troy University has been named a top-tier school among its peer institutions in the South in the latest national ranking by a major U.S. publication.

U.S. News and World Report’s annual guide “Best Colleges” named Troy University one of the 65 best universities on its “Regional Guide.” Some 527 universities are included in the guide nationally, and 118 in the 12-state region.

Criteria reviewed include graduation rate, class size, SAT/ACT scores of entering freshmen, retention rate of freshmen and acceptance rate of freshmen and transfer students.

“Troy University continues to be a best value – both in terms of the quality of education our students receive and in terms of what that education ultimately costs them – because of good stewardship among our faculty and staff in caring for and educating our students,” said Dr. Jack Hawkins Jr., Chancellor. “In times of economic instability and diminishing state budgets, stewardship and a culture of caring pays dividends to our students that others readily see.”

In addition to the designation by U.S News and World Report, the University was recently named one of the top 16 “best buys” in higher education, and the top-ranked university in Alabama, by Forbes magazine. GI Jobs has included TROY among the top 15 percent of the nation’s universities as military friendly. The Laboratory for the Study of Intercollegiate Athletics ranked TROY 10th among all NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division I-A) athletic departments in its 2010 Excellence in Management Cup.