The designation marks the 10th year in a row TROY has been named to the list that includes only 648 colleges and universities nationwide and 139 colleges and universities in the 12-state southeastern region. These institutions represent about 25 percent of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges.
“The most important thing we do at Troy University is serve students,” said Dr. Jack Hawkins Jr., the University’s chancellor. “The fact that we have been recognized every year for a decade is a reflection of this commitment to students.”
The inclusion is the result of a survey that asks students to rate their schools on several topics and report on their experiences. Topics include: academics/administration, life at the school, their fellow students, and themselves. Surveys are conducted on campuses and via the Princeton Review website at which students have the option of completing a secure survey online.
According to Princeton Review, TROY was chosen as a “regional best” college due to excellence in academic programs, institutional data collected from TROY, school visits by Princeton Review staff, their opinions and the invited opinions of college counselors and advisers. Princeton Review also uses an 80-question survey of current students. Only those schools that permit the independent survey are eligible. TROY was rated on academics, admissions selectivity, financial aid, fire safety, quality of life and green initiatives.
Other recent accolades include similar rankings by Military Times EDGE, Best for Vets, GetEducated.com, U.S. News and World Reports, GIJobs.com and the Laboratory for the Study of Intercollegiate Athletics.