Troy University recognized as one of the top online colleges nationally

In addition to being named among the nation's best for online education, TROY was recognized for its service to the military and adult learners.

In addition to being named among the nation's best for online education, TROY was recognized for its service to the military and adult learners.

Troy University has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Online Colleges nationally in 2022 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 available 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. More than 105 of TROY’s degree programs are offered completely online, and programs are available in five convenient, nine-week terms through the year.

“Troy University was a pioneer in online education and we have been unwavering in our commitment to those who study with us at a distance,” said Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor. “External recognitions such as these from Abound are a testament to our continued efforts to set high standards for academic excellence and student service through our online programs.”

Abound also recognized TROY among its Best Colleges for Military and Veterans 2022 listing – one of only two universities in Alabama to receive the distinction.

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

“Troy University remains 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 2022 listing. TROY serves primarily adult learners at its campuses in Dothan, Montgomery and Phenix City, as well as at service centers in seven states.

Flexibility and affordability have always played a major role in TROY’s service to working adults, and, in fall 2021, the University took that to a new level through the introduction of Flex classes, which offer the best features of the online and in-class experiences.

Classes offer in the Flex format hold regular in-class sessions, and each class session is streamed live online at the same time. In addition, recordings of each class session are available for on-demand viewing later.

Students enrolled in Flex classes can freely switch between formats based on their needs. Students can attend in person if they prefer the face-to-face experience, watch online from a location convenient to them, or catch up on classes they missed by watching them later. All coursework will be completed online.

“For decades, Troy University has proudly offered classes in a variety of formats designed to meet the needs of students,” said Dr. Lance Tatum, Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. “We are excited that this Flex format gives students even more flexibility.”