Awards and Accolades

It’s rare to find a scholastic environment that can offer superior instruction and excellent class offerings, yet also provide a truly personal college experience. But that’s exactly what we strive for at TROY. And it shows.

Service to students is our top priority – whether they are studying with us in-class or online, are traditional students or adult learners, are at one of our four Alabama campuses or halfway around the world. And, the proof that we excel at that? More than 140,000 graduates worldwide—and recognition from some of the most respected names out there.


  • Minority Access, Inc. recognized TROY as an institution committed to diversity during its annual National Role Models Conference in Washington, D.C., Oct. 3-5.
  • Top Management Degrees has ranked TROY among the top 50 schools for online master’s degrees in human resources.
  • Nonprofit Colleges Online selected Troy University as one of 50 regionally accredited university who offer online bachelor’s programs in psychology to receive the organization’s “Students Before Profits” award
  • has named TROY’s online graduate degree programs in education as “Best Buys.” TROY’s Master of Science in adult education, curriculum and instructional design concentration was ranked 17th among competitors nationwide, while the educational administration and leadership concentration was ranked 26th and instructional technology was 31st.
  • U.S. News and World Report ranked Troy University in the top tier for Regional Universities in the South.
  • The Society for Human Resources Management has renewed its certification of TROY’s Master of Science in Human Resource Management degree program.
  • ranked TROY 8th among its “Top 10 Military-Friendly Online Colleges” listing.
  • The Princeton Review has named TROY to its “Best in the Southeast” ranking for the 10th consecutive year.
  • The National Endowment for the Arts awarded Troy University a “Big Read” program grant, making it the only University in the state of Alabama to receive the grant during the current cycle. “The Big Read” program seeks to expose citizens to great works of literature and encourages them to read for pleasure and enrichment. Big Read activities are planned for the Fall Semester on the Troy Campus.
  • ranked TROY’s online degree programs in criminal justice as “Best Buys.” The Master of Science in Criminal Justice program was ranked 8th nationally, while the Bachelor’s program was ranked 15th.
  • “Learning By Design” named Troy University’s Trojan Arena as an outstanding project in its Spring 2014 Architectural Review Showcase.
  • U.S. News and World Report named Troy University one of the best for veterans to attend in its “Best Online Programs for Veterans” rankings. TROY was ranked in the overall Top 20 Best Colleges for Veterans in the region and its online bachelor’s programs ranked 27 overall. The University made the list in the 13th spot for Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs for Veterans; 16th for its online education programs; and 32nd on the Best Online Graduate Business Programs for Veterans list.
  • ranked TROY’s degree online degree programs in psychology, human services and information technology in their top 25 “Best Buys” list.
  • Alabama Broadcasters Association named TROY Public Radio’s “Community Focus” as the “Best Radio Talk Show (medium market)” and Kyle Gassiott was named “Best Radio Report” during the Association’s annual Abby Awards competition.
  • named TROY’s online Master of Business Administration and master’s programs in Management and Human Resources programs as “Best Buys.”
  • The Alabama Commission on Higher Education approved TROY’s first-ever doctor of philosophy degree – the Ph.D. in Sport Management.
  • Collegiate Advertising National Awards Program awarded a Gold Award and two Silver Awards for direct mail, magazine and advertisements.
  • Service Industry Advertising Awards honors TROY marketing efforts with a Gold Award for outdoor advertising, two Silver Awards for promotional materials and magazine advertisement, a Merit Award for the TROY Magazine, and a Merit award for Direct Mail pieces.
  • TROY forms the nation’s first Collegiate Exchange Club at a public institution of higher learning.
  • Choctawhatchee, Pea and Yellow Rivers Watershed Management Authority awards University a $5,000 grant for Janice Hawkins Park.
  • Alabama Library Association names the Troy Campus Library as the recipient of their annual Humanitarian Award for its role in the University’s “Year of Holocaust Remembrance” programs.
  • National Arbor Day Foundation names TROY as a Tree Campus USA
  • TROY’s Athletic Training program ranks first in the state for its first-time pass rate for the Board of Certification.
  • TROY’s Department of Theatre and Dance production, “Single Girls Guide,” wins the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival Musical Theatre Award at regional competition and advances to the National Festival.
  • The Military Times named TROY to its “Best for Vets 2014” ranking.
  • Military Advanced Education named TROY as a “Top School” in its 2014 Guide to Military Friendly Colleges and Universities.
  • The Association of Collegiate Marketing Educators named Dr. Gordon G. Mosley, Associate Professor of Marketing, as its 2014 Outstanding Educator of the Year.


  • TROY’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi was named a Chapter of Merit by the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.
  • U.S. News and World Report names TROY as a top 25 university in the South when it comes to helping active duty military and veterans pursue a college education.
  • TROY becomes an official Campus Partner of “Got Your 6,” a movement designed to change the conversation in America with regards to veterans and military families.
  • Victory Media names TROY among the top 15 percent of all U.S. universities as being “military friendly.”
  • U.S. State Department awards a $495,000 grant to Arts and Sciences faculty members Dr. Jonathan Harrington and Dr. Terry Anderson, which will enable Troy University to build a collaborative partnership and create a master’s degree program in the Republic of Georgia.
  • Alabama Broadcaster’s Association names Troy University Public Radio’s “Community Focus” as the 2013 Best Talk Show Medium Market.
  • Princeton Review ranks TROY among the best colleges & universities in the Southeast for the ninth year in a row.
  • Chronicle of Higher Education ranked TROY as one of its “Best Colleges to Work For” in the area of Work-Life Balance
  • ranks TROY 20th for Best Online Psychology Bachelor’s program.
  • Foundations in Art: Theory and Education award design professor Jerry Johnson the organization’s Distinguished Service Award.
  • National Association for Sport and Physical Education awards Dr. John Miller, interim dean of the College of Health and Human Services, its Sport Management Outstanding Achievement Award
  • Master’s Degree Online names Troy University’s Master’s programs in Criminal Justice to its Best Criminal Justice Master’s programs rankings.
  • Master’s Degree Online names Troy University’s Master’s programs in nursing to its Best Nursing Master’s programs rankings.
  • IDG’s Computerworld names Troy University’s Alabama Computer Forensics Institute as a 2013 Honors Program Laureate.
  • American Council of Trustees and Alumni  -- Awarded Troy University a grade of B for requiring core courses in four of seven categories – Composition, Literature, Foreign Language, U.S. History, Economics, Mathematics and Science. Thirty-seven percent of four-year colleges or universities nationwide received a grade of B. Only 21 institutions nationwide received a grade of A.
  • U.S. News and World Report ranks Troy University in the top 30 public universities in the South and was included in the “Best Regional Universities (South)” list.
  • U.S. News and World Report also named TROY’s nursing and rehabilitation counseling programs to the “U.S. News Best Grad School” list.
  • U.S. News also listed TROY among the best for its online graduate nursing, graduate education and graduate business programs.
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs reaffirms accreditation for Master of Science of Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Master of Science of School Counseling programs.
  • The Confucius Institute at Troy University named one of six Confucius Institutes of the Year in the United States.


  • U.S. News & World Report – “Top Online Education Program” rankings; Honor roll status for Bachelor’s degree program in education and master’s degree programs in business, education and nursing. – Jan. 2012
  • Princeton Review – “Best in the Southeast,” eighth year in a row – Aug. 2012
  • Victory Media ( – “Military Friendly,” ranked in top 15 percent of all U.S. universities as being military friendly. – Sept. 2012
  • U.S. News & World Report – “Top Tier University in the South” – Sept. 2012
  • – “Best Buy,” online MBA, Master’s degrees in Human Resources, Public Administration and Management, as well as Master’s degrees in Criminal Justice, Master’s Postsecondary Education in the concentrations of Adult Education and Instructional Technology – Oct. 2012
  • According to Eduventures and based on data for fall of 2012, TROY is the largest public provider of online education in Alabama.
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