TROY ranked in top 100 nationally for service to military

Posted: Monday, 18 October 2010

TROY—Troy University was named one of the top 50 universities in the county in terms of serving military students by Military Times Edge.

The “Best for Vets: 2010” ranking invited more than 4,000 colleges and universities to respond to a survey on their programs, policies and resources for veterans. The responses were evaluated on four criteria that included financial assistance, academic flexibility, campus culture and support services for veterans. The survey included public universities and both profit and nonprofit private universities and colleges.

“We are pleased that Troy University compared so well with some of the other institutions,” said Dr. Earl Ingram, Vice Chancellor of Global Campus and interim Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. “Taken alone it is an honor, but when considered in connection with how other organizations and students rate our effectiveness, a picture of quality education and service to military members becomes clear.”

Military Times publishes several newspapers aimed at specific branches of the military and specialty publications directed toward the federal government, including The Army Times.

The ranking also placed TROY as the top “Best for Vets” university in the state of Alabama, and the only public institution in the state to make the top 100 list.

“In a broader view, the rankings Troy University has received from various organizations serve to validate how we serve students – military and veteran students, adults and traditional college students,” Dr. Ingram said.

Troy University, based in Troy, Alabama, operates four campuses in the state, and has teaching locations or student support centers in 14 states outside Alabama and in 10 countries. Through its Global Campus, TROY serves students across 13 time zones.