TROY's online undergraduate psychology program recognized for service to students

Posted: Friday, 03 October 2014

TROY - Troy University is among the top 50 regionally accredited universities who offer online bachelor's programs in psychology to receive Nonprofit Colleges Online's "Students before Profits" award.

Nonprofit Colleges Online, a web publication promoting non-profit colleges and universities offering online degree program, created the awards to recognize colleges and universities committed to putting students' interests first. The awards also seek to distinguish between the quality programs and student service emphasis placed by non-profit colleges and universities and the actions taken by for-profit education companies.

"Student service is at the heart of everything we do at Troy University," said Dr. Don Jeffrey, Vice Chancellor of Global Campus, the arm of the University that oversees programs outside of the state of Alabama and the University online programs offered through eTROY. "Our faculty and staff are committed to a student-first philosophy in order to ensure our students receive a quality education and a meaningful college experience."

The award for online bachelor's in psychology degree programs ranks the top 50 regionally accredited not-for-profit colleges and universities offering fully online or online/on-campus hybrid undergraduate programs in psychology at lower-than-average cost to students.

"Employment for psychologists is expected to grow approximately 12 percent in the next decade, which is faster than the average estimated rate of growth for all occupational fields," said Liz Robertson, lead editor for the bachelor's in psychology award. "The programs on this list show that it is possible for aspiring, non-traditional students to earn a nationally-recognized psychology degree from a quality college or university more interested in providing a great educational experience than lining the pockets of corporate shareholders."