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Troy University is a public institution comprised of a network of campuses throughout Alabama and worldwide.

International in scope, Troy University provides a variety of educational programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels for a diverse student body in traditional, non-traditional, and emerging electronic formats. Academic programs are supported by a variety of student services that promote the welfare of the individual student. Troy University's dedicated faculty and staff encourage discovery and exploration of knowledge and its application to life-long success through effective teaching, service, creative partnerships, scholarship, and research.

Learning communities are small groups of students who share academic characteristics and enroll in basic courses across their first year. Learning communities are a great way to meet other students while being connected to faculty and staff on-campus.

TROY Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally funded initiative established to increase the retention and graduation rates of eligible students. We accomplish this mission by assisting students with attaining their education goals in an institutional climate that is supportive and necessary for academic success.
Whether your interests are in personal or professional development or both, Troy University offers a variety of continuing education programs at affordable rates. More than 20,000 people have taken continuing education courses from TROY in subjects ranging from business, healthcare, information technology, insurance, languages, legal studies, and teaching art, genealogy, music, and more.

At TROY, we understand how difficult it is to balance work, family, and education. That is why our online, in-class, and blended programs give you a choice to learn when and how it is best for you. As a TROY student, you will be able to take your classes at any of our locations, including TROY Online. TROY offers a variety of online undergraduate degrees and evening classes at our Troy, Montgomery, Dothan, and Phenix City, Alabama, campuses.

Troy University offers a tuition discount and an application fee waiver to all full-time employees associated with our partners. Tuition scholarships apply to all university degree and certificate programs and can be used at all TROY locations. Proof of eligibility is required.

Studying abroad provides both faculty and students quality-learning experiences that increase students' knowledge of an array of issues and advance their critical thinking, tolerance, and understanding of cultural diversity. Studying abroad helps students gain international awareness, global competency, and better competition in the worldwide job market. It aids young graduates and professionals to function aptly in multicultural settings and the constantly changing environments of a globalized society.
Students return home with lasting memories, a more public understanding of their surroundings and belief systems, and improved capacity to function in multicultural settings. Typically, studies abroad help students advance their self-confidence and critical thinking, which are essential in gaining access to work opportunities, job interviews, and work performance.

Troy University is committed to providing exceptional service to students and their families who apply for financial assistance. The Office of Financial Aid offers a variety of services and programs designed to help you find ways to meet the costs of education. We want you to succeed at Troy University. It is University policy that no financial aid will disburse to your student account until after the last day of free drop/add. Only courses required for your degree will be eligible for financial aid and VA benefits.
The purpose of the University Honors Program is to offer the academically superior students a specially designed program within a supportive community that fosters critical thinking, intellectual development, and social responsibility. This enhanced program is designed to balance everyday experience, and flexibility addressed to individual achievement and a comprehensive framework on which to build disciplinary studies.
Troy University's tradition of teaching excellence dates to its founding on February 26, 1887, when an act of the Alabama Legislature established Troy State Normal School as an institution to train teachers for Alabama's schools.Joseph Macon Dill was the institution's first president. In 1893, the school was renamed Troy State Normal College.

The Normal College offered extension courses for teachers and granted teaching certificates until 1929 when the State Board of Education changed the charter of the institution and renamed it Troy State Teacher's College. That same year, the college moved to its present site. The first two buildings were dedicated: Shackelford Hall, named for Edward Madison Shackelford, president of the school from 1899-1936, and Bibb Graves Hall, named for David Bibb Graves, Alabama's "education governor." Governor Bibb Graves is also remembered for commissioning the Olmsted Brothers architectural firm of Brookline, Massachusetts, to design the campus landscape plan.

In 1982, the Troy State University System was formed, as the campuses in Dothan and Montgomery were granted independent accreditation status. In April 2004, the Board of Trustees voted to drop "State" from the University's name to better reflect the institution's worldwide mission. Starting August 2005, all TROY campuses were again unified under one accreditation.

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