Troy University was one of only 47 universities to be named among the top public regional universities in the South by U.S. News and World Report.
The annual Best Colleges lists were released on Tuesday. TROY was also named among the best overall regional universities in the South.
U.S. News and World Report determines its Best Colleges listings by using indicators in a variety of categories, including graduation and first-year student retention rates, assessment by administrators at peer institutions, faculty resources, admissions selectivity, financial resources, alumni giving and graduation rate performance. Data also was collected from the Council for Aid to Education and the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics. In all, data was gathered on more than 1,800 U.S. colleges and universities.
“The most important thing we do at Troy University is serve students,” said Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., the University’s Chancellor. “U.S. News and World Report’s recognition of TROY reflects our commitment to excellence and confirms what we and our alumni have known for years: Troy University prepares students to be successful on the world’s stage.”
The “Best Colleges” list is just the most recent recognition received by the University. In August, The Princeton Review named TROY as one of its top 140 colleges in the 12-state southeastern region for the 13th consecutive year.