TROY ranked top in state for business program

Posted: Monday, 17 March 2014

TROY - Military Times has named Troy University's Sorrell College of Business the top "Best for Vets" business school in Alabama.

The organization publishes the "Army Times," the "Navy Times," the "Air Force Times," and the "Marine Corps Times" newspapers, and is owned by Gannett Co., Inc., one of the nation's largest media companies.

"External validation is always important, but the integrity that the Military Times ranking offers as objective news reporting is a strong indication that Troy University's support of our veterans and active military members is hitting the right mark," said Dr. Lance Tatum, vice chancellor of the University's Global Campus that serves students outside the state of Alabama and online.

An independent news project, Military Times conducted and scored a nearly 80-question analysis of a school's complete offerings for veterans. "Best for Vets" provides service men and women a gauge by which to judge whether a school or program will truly benefit them. The rankings factor in academic quality, outcomes and policies, school culture, student support and cost.

The rankings were published in full in the March issue of "Military Times EDGE" magazine, as well as on,, and The top 64 business schools are mentioned.

"As with all of the Best for Vets rankings, Best for Vets: Business Schools is an editorially independent news project that evaluates the many factors that make an institution a good fit for military veterans," said Amanda Miller, editor of "Military Times EDGE" magazine.

A public university, TROY has taken steps in recent years to become more military friendly and is recognized annually for its efforts as being one of the most military friendly schools in the United States. Its Troy for Troops Center offers a variety of student support services. Home based in Troy, Alabama, the University has four campuses in the state, at on- or near-base activities both in the U.S. and abroad, and offers extensive online degree programs through its eTroy campus.