Troy University recognized as one of the top online colleges nationally

Abound recognized TROY in three rankings -- Top 100 Online Colleges, Best Colleges for Military and Veterans and Best Colleges for Adults.

Abound recognized TROY in three rankings -- Top 100 Online Colleges, Best Colleges for Military and Veterans and Best Colleges for Adults.

Troy University has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Online Colleges nationally in 2023 by Abound, a college guidance system for degree-seeking adults.

Recognized among the leaders in online education, TROY was one of only two universities in the state to receive the recognition.

Universities recognized by Abound are determined by the institutions’ success in four areas – accessibility, affordability, acceleration to degree completion and advancement of students’ long-term success. Factors considered included the number and diversity of online degree options, the University’s record of providing online learning options, affordability and availability of financial aid options, service and support of military students, academic and career counseling services, retention rates, graduation rates, percentages of full-time faculty and career services offered. Abound recognitions only include accredited institutions.

Having a long history of educating students at a distance, TROY has awarded more than 23,000 degrees to online students. Students at TROY have 109 online degree options, offered in five convenient, nine-week terms through the year.

“As a pioneer in online education, Troy University continues to set high standards for academic excellence and student service through our online programs,” said Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor. “External recognitions such as these from Abound are a testament to our ongoing commitment to a student-first philosophy whether students are studying with us in class or online.”

Abound also recognized TROY among its Best Colleges for Military and Veterans 2023 listing – one of only two universities in Alabama to receive the distinction.

TROY’s service to the military dates to the early 1950s, and, today, nearly 30 percent of the University’s student body has some affiliation to the military.

“At Troy University, we recognize that freedom isn’t free, and we are committed to setting the standard of service to the men and women who currently wear or have worn the uniform of our Armed Forces,” Dr. Hawkins said. “For more than 70 years, TROY has taken great pride in serving and supporting those who sacrifice daily to protect our way of life.”

The University was also recognized as a part of Abound’s Best Colleges for Adults 2023 listing. TROY serves primarily adult learners at its campuses in Dothan, Montgomery and Phenix City, as well as at service centers in seven states.