Troy University

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Public
Terms Other
Academic calendar (as submitted by school) 8 week t-terms
First year of program 1998-1999

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 176
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 342
Average online teaching experience N/A
Faculty have at least 1 year online teaching experience N/A
Faculty have at least 2 years online teaching experience N/A
Faculty have at least 3 years online teaching experience N/A
Full-time faculty with doctorate 105
Part-time faculty with doctorate 156
Full-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 0
Part-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 1
School finances online instructor training Yes
Continuing online instruction education required N/A
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty N/A
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty N/A
Average class size 28
Maximum class size 40

Programs

Online bachelor's degree programs 13
Online courses 515
Five most popular majors
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 29%
Psychology, General 23%
Business/Commerce, General 13%
Social Sciences, General 8%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 8%
All majors
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business/Commerce, General
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
History
History, General
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Psychology
Psychology, General
Social Sciences
Social Sciences, General
Anthropology
Political Science and Government, General
Sociology
About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school) N/A

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students Yes
Collaboration among online and campus-based students Cannot
Students enroll as online students No
Credits earned online equal earned on campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus Majority
Same curricula for online and campus-based students All

Delivery

Archived classes All
Classes can be received live None
Live online/on-campus classes after 5 p.m. Half
Online chatrooms Yes
Web conferencing (webinars) N/A
Skype or other visual software Yes
New-student orientation Yes
Review and sign ethics statement No
Percentage of classes with lectures 1-25
Number of times per month faculty evaluate student participation 4
Courses requiring students to work collaboratively with other students Majority
Class participation graded Yes
Exams Yes
Same exams are administered only once N/A
Exams have random question order N/A
Each user has unique exam login N/A
Number of settings in which in-person exams are administered Multiple geographically dispersed settings
Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments Depends
Measures to instill academic integrity (as submitted by school)

secure login and password with blackboard, photo id, finger print id, axle

List of Student Assessments Administered

Academic Profile (ETS) Yes
Adult Learner Inventory (Noel Levitz) Yes
Major Field Test Yes
National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Yes

Graduation & Retention

Credits needed to graduate 120
Credits that must be earned through school 30
One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates
Limited time to complete degree Yes
Target time to earn final 25% of credits 2 years
Maximum time to earn final 25% of credits More than 10 years
Graduation rates
Graduation rates

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