Troy University military-friendly


Kelsey Vickers

Staff Writer


Troy University has been named one of the top 15 percent most military-friendly universities of all in the United States.

The veteran-owned company Victory Media, which provides a number of services to members of the military, rates private and publically-owned colleges on the basis of how well they embrace military students.

“Troy University has a commitment to our fighting men and women – whether active duty, National Guard, Reserves or veterans,” said Dr. Jack Hawkins Jr., Chancellor and Marine Corps officer who served in Vietnam. “To be recognized by those groups that impartially analyze those traits is a great recognition of our efforts on behalf of our Armed Forces.”

This list was compiled through polling more than 12,000 schools nationwide and the selections were finalized by an Academic Advisory Board. This board consists of educators from numerous universities, as well as the VA.

Troy was one of the first universities in the nation to embrace the military’s Yellow Ribbon Program, a program that pledges to pay 50 percent of the established tuition and fee charges not already covered.

The university has teaching sites near 30 military installations in the U.S. and two nations outside of the States. Additionally, the University partners with the Army for learning through the GoArmyEd program, as well as with the U.S. Navy through the Navy College Program Distance Learning Partnership.

Troy began a Troy for Troops program in 2006, in which the university showed support for military members who were deployed in combat zones. This center offers support services for military affiliated students.

Troy partnered with the Air Force in 1965, and is also a member of the Servicemembers’ Opportunity College network, which was created in 1972 to provide educational opportunities to military members who deal with relocation often.

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