Troy University – Montgomery is an institution committed to adult education. The history of the university dates back to the 1950s when extension courses were offered at Fort Rucker and Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, to support the United States Military. Troy State College teaching centers were established at these two locations in 1965. The Maxwell Air Force Base campus came to be known as the Montgomery campus of Troy University. The university runs evening classes for adult learners. The study program schedules are designed keeping in mind the needs and time constraints of a working adult who has family responsibilities to attend to. Following accreditation by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Troy University – Montgomery offers associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees in a wide range of subjects.
Troy University-Montgomery has online programs for distant learners. The web-based programs are imparted through the BlackBoard 8.0 Courseware Management System. The Montgomery campus offers study programs through the following academic colleges:
- College of Arts and Sciences
- College of Education
- Graduate School
- Sorrell College of Business
Some of the subjects in which degrees are offered are business administration, marketing, management, computer and information science, English, social sciences, aerospace studies, web development, and mathematics.
Troy University-Montgomery admits students from different walks of life. The student body comprises regular college age students as well as working adults. Aspirants should submit their filled in admissions application form along with an application fee that is non-refundable. The necessary test scores, certifications, and other credentials are also to be handed in at the Troy-Montgomery Campus’ Enrollment Management Office. The application forms for undergraduate, graduate, and international students are available online.
Troy University-Montgomery provides various financial aid programs to students. The Office of Financial Aid assists students in choosing a financial aid program that will help meet their educational expenses. To apply for financial aid, students must fulfill certain eligibility criteria. For instance, students applying for financial aid should either be a citizen of the United States, or a non-citizen deemed eligible as per the FAFSA guidelines.
The university offers different categories of Federal grants and loans that are disbursed on the basis of a student’s proven financial aid. Graduate assistantships, Veteran Benefits, Federal Stafford Loans, Federal Perkins Loan Programs, and Pell Grants, form a part of the financial aid program. Deserving candidates are also awarded the Stephen H. Morochnick Scholarship, Jane and Ned Vamer Memorial Scholarship, African-American Fellowship for PhD students, and Returning Undergraduate Student Scholarship.
Troy University-Montgomery has a well facilitated campus with extensive support services for students. The campus houses the Davis Theater for the Performing Arts, the Rosa Parks Museum and Library, and the W. A. Gayle Planetarium. The Gene Elrod Success Center provides a congenial learning environment where students are given academic tutoring and counseling. Career guidance and study skill workshops are among the other services offered by this center. The university library offers abundant resources and reference materials for students, both online and offline.
In addition, Troy University-Montgomery supports a number of student clubs and organizations. Honor Societies comprise the Chi Sigma Iota, Gamma Beta Phi, and Alpha Sigma Lambda. Among the on-campus academic interest groups are the History Club, and the Association of Computing Machinery. Student Advisory Committee and the Support Group on Women’s Issues are among the other student organizations.
Troy University-Montgomery has an Athletics Department that coordinates and organizes activities and sports events. The university also has a Student Athlete Advisory Committee that promotes communication between the student-athletes, the athletics administration, and the university. Troy University-Montgomery is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Nicknamed the Trojans, the sports teams participate in rodeo, tennis, football, basketball, baseball, and volleyball. The facilities for athletes include a movie gallery stadium, the Lunsford Tennis Complex, a rodeo arena, Trojan arena, a well equipped training room, and a track and soccer field.