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New study ranks Troy as top college in AlabamaWednesday, June 14th 2017, 3:04 pm CDTWednesday, June 14th 2017, 4:49 pm CDT
By Michael Shipma
(Source: WSFA 12 News)
TROY, AL (WSFA) -A new study by Schools.com ranked Troy University as the No. 1 four-year college in Alabama.
The website provides information on higher education to students across the country and recently ranked the top 10 Alabama colleges.
According to the website, Troy was recognized for its low average net price, wide range of degree options, and having the flexibility of offering night, weekend and online classes.
Troy offers more than 170 academic majors and minors, which ranks seventh in the state.
It also ranks fourth in the state in the number of programs available via distance education. Troy ranks third behind Columbia Southern and the University of Alabama in number of online courses with 27.
Troy also has a 92 percent admission rate, which is the highest in the state.
The website's methodology for its ranking system took several factors into account, including tuition fees, number of degrees offered and average retention rate. The data in the study came from the National Center for Education Statistics from 2014-2016 and College Scorecard 2014-2015.
Below is Schools.com's top 10 four-year colleges in Alabama:
This is one of the most commonly asked questions that we get at PCHS. When you take the ACT you are asked what colleges to send it to. If you selected the college at that time, then they receive the scores. Your ACT score will be on your transcript, but most colleges require that they are sent directly from ACT. We are not able to access your ACT account. Only you can do that. If you did not list the college when you took the ACT, you have to log in and add it. This short video shows you exactly how and walks you through the process.
One of the best things you can do over the summer is VISIT, VISIT, VISIT college campuses. Get a feel for the campus and make sure that it is a place where you can see yourself for four.......maybe even five years! Make sure that you schedule your visit through the admissions office. Just like you don't like unexpected guests at your house, colleges like to be prepared for your visit so you can get the full experience from your visit. Don't make the mistake of choosing a college because of a family member, boyfriend/girlfriend or best friend. Make observations during your visit and take notes so that you will remember!