'Online Military Education' ranks Troy University in its top 15 best online programs for 2015

Posted: Friday, 15 May 2015

TROY - Online Military Education has ranked Troy University in its top 15 best online programs for military and G.I. Bill.

TROY came in at No. 11 in the ranking for its "long history with the military" and the "strong focus on the vibrancy and strength of its community."

The rankings also noted the University's TROY for Troops Center, which facilitates veterans' needs across the academic spectrum and brings focus to support military students' academic and career success. Centers are located on both the University's Troy and Montgomery campuses, as well as virtually through the Blackboard academic learning environment.

TROY is consistently ranked among the best universities in the nation for service to active-duty military and veterans, including such publications as Military Times, U.S. News and World Report, Victory Media, and Military Advanced Education.

Troy University, which began serving the educational needs of the U.S. military in 1950 at Fort Rucker, was one of the first universities in the nation to embrace the military's Yellow Ribbon Program – pledging to close any Post-9/11 GI Bill gaps by paying 50 percent of the established tuition and fee charges not already covered under the bill.

In addition, the University partners with the Army for distance learning through GoArmyEd and with the United States Navy through the Navy College Program Distance Learning Partnership. TROY began partnering with the U.S Air Force in 1965 and currently participates in the Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative program that allows USAF personnel to seamlessly transfer credit into a bachelor's degree program.

The University is also an affiliate member of the Servicemembers' Opportunity College network, created in 1972 to provide educational opportunities to services members who have trouble completing a college degree due to frequent relocation. The University will issue an SOC agreement for degree completion to any military student. Additionally, the University provides credit for military experience based on a number of qualifications and offers both on-site and online programs for military spouses and is a participant in the Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts program.