Troy University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$7,584

4.98% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$12,146

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

9.89%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

88.1%

7,367 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

17,521

60.9% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

39.5%

609 Graduates

About

Troy University is a higher education institution located in Pike County, AL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Troy University were General Psychology (299 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (280 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (257 degrees).

In 2017, 3,842 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Troy University. 64.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,946 degrees), 1.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1219 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Troy University is $7,584, which is $-13,149 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Troy University is $7,584, which is $-13,149 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,146.

In 2017, 71% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 62% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,584

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Troy University was $7,584. The cost of tuition at Troy University is $-13,149 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$12,146

2017 Value

18.1%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Troy University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,146. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Troy University grew by 18.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,172

Room and Board

$1,129

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Troy University was of $6,172 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,129. The cost of room and board did not change between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.445% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

71%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

62%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

71% of undergraduate students at Troy University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 12.7% with respect to 2016, when 63% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

9.89%

2016 Default Rate

562

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Troy University was 9.89%, which represents 562 out of the 5683 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Troy University received 7,367 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 23.8% annual growth. Out of those 7,367 applicants, 6,492 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 88.1% acceptance rate.

There were 17,521 students enrolled at Troy University in 2017, and 2% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Troy University has an overall enrollment yield of 33.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

88.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

6,492

Accepted Out of 7,367

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Troy University was 88.1% (6,492 admissions from 7,367 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 91.2%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 23.8%, while admissions grew by 19.5%.

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SAT Scores

2%

Submission Percentage

45

Scores Submitted

2% of enrolled first-time students at Troy University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Troy University has a total enrollment of 17,521 students. The full-time enrollment at Troy University is 10,665 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,856. This means that 60.9% of students enrolled at Troy University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Troy University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47.5% White, 28.9% Black or African American, 3.43% Hispanic or Latino, 2.58% Two or More Races, 0.822% Asian, 0.457% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.12% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Troy University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (34.3%), followed by White Male (22.5%) and Black or African American Female (16.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (18.9%), followed by White Female (15.1%) and White Male (6.64%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

60.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Troy University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 17,521 students. The full-time enrollment at Troy University is 10,665 and the part-time enrollment is 6,856. This means that 60.9% of students enrolled at Troy University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Troy University was 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Troy University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    8,326

  2. Black or African American

    5,061

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    601

The enrolled student population at Troy University is 47.5% White, 28.9% Black or African American, 3.43% Hispanic or Latino, 2.58% Two or More Races, 0.822% Asian, 0.457% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.12% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2,026 students (11.6%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 1118 more women than men received degrees from Troy University. The majority of degree recipients at Troy University are white (1,946 degrees awarded). There were 1.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1219 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Troy University is General Psychology (299 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (280 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (257 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Troy University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (325 degrees awarded), Psychology (539 degrees), and Protective Services (342 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Troy University are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (374,916 people), Social workers, all other (335,531 people), Other managers (332,805 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (325,201 people), and Police officers (168,940 people).

The most specialized majors at Troy University are Public Administration and Social Service (325 degrees awarded), Psychology (539 degrees), Protective Services (342 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (156 degrees), and Social Sciences (244 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Troy University are Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, and Compensation & benefits managers

The most specialized majors at Troy University are Public Administration and Social Service (325 degrees awarded), Psychology (539 degrees), Protective Services (342 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (156 degrees), and Social Sciences (244 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Troy University are Elementary & secondary schools (727,253 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (518,912 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (415,576 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (382,085 people), and Legal services (322,976 people).

The most specialized majors at Troy University are Public Administration and Social Service (325 degrees awarded), Psychology (539 degrees), Protective Services (342 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (156 degrees), and Social Sciences (244 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 299 degrees awarded

  2. 280 degrees awarded

  3. 257 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Troy University was General Psychology with 299 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,362

  2. 2,480

In 2017, 1,362 degrees were awarded to men at Troy University, which is 0.549 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,480).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 187 degrees were awarded to men at Troy University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.908 times less than the 206 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 263 degrees were awarded to women at Troy University in Registered Nursing, which is 7.11 times more than the 37 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

15%

100% Completion Time

34%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 15% of students graduating from Troy University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 34% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 37% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Troy University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 13.6% of graduates (83 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,946 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    1,219 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    186 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Troy University is white (1,946 degrees awarded). There were 1.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1219 degrees).

4.84% of degree recipients (186 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,206 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Female

    897 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    740 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Troy University is white female (1,206 degrees awarded). There were 1.34 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (897 degrees).

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Operations

Troy University has an endowment valued at nearly $104M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $7.78M (7.45%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Troy University had a total salary expenditure of $257M. Troy University employs 155 Associate professors, 152 Lecturers, and 151 Assistant professors. Most academics at Troy University are Female Lecturers (99), Male Associate professors(92), and Female Assistant professors (83).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Troy University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 292 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 185 employees, and Management with 160 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$104M

2017 Endowment

7.46%

growth from 2016

Troy University has an endowment valued at about $104M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Troy University grew 7.46% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $71.3M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $6.44M - Federal

  2. $13.1M - State

  3. $1.06M - Local

As of 2017, Troy University received $6.44M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $13.1M from state grants and contracts, and $1.06M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$101M

2017 Salaries

1.46%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Troy University paid a median of $101M in salaries, which represents 39.4% of their overall expenditure ($257M) and a 1.46% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.0224% decline from 2015 and a 0.483% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$36M

Instructional Salaries

526

Number of Employees

In 2017, Troy University paid a total of $36M to 526 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

155 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

292 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Troy University were Associate professor with 155 employees; Lecturer with 152 employees; and Lecturer with 151 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Troy University were Office and Administrative Support with 292 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 185 employees; and Management with 160 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Lecturer

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Troy University was Female Lecturer with 99 employees, Male Associate professor with 92 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 83 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Troy University.

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