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Old 09-05-2010, 11:33 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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I just saw on Wikipedia that Troy State claims to be the LARGEST college in Alabama, "enrolling 29,000 students (as of fall 2008) across four ... campuses (Troy, Dothan, Montgomery, and Phenix City), as well as sixty learning sites in seventeen other states and eleven other countries."

The opinion over here in Georgia, where Troy has several campuses, is that it's one step removed from a DIPLOMA MILL along the likes of University of Phoenix.

What a joke.
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Old 09-05-2010, 11:43 PM
 
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It's a real university... one of the state's regional universities, like Jax State, UNA, UWA, and USA (though USA may now grant doctorates aside from MDs, which are not real doctorates).
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Old 09-05-2010, 11:56 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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But the largest in Alabama? Come on now ... I think some people in Tuscaloosa and Auburn would disagree with that. Not to mention Jacksonville.
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Old 09-06-2010, 12:34 AM
 
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Have to jump in here. I worked for them for a long time. They ARE one step away from a diploma mill. They just want student enrollment numbers and money. From the top (Troy campus) down, it's enrollments=money and that's all that matters. More and more classes are online (I took some myself) and the quality is generally poor. If you are a student who just wants a paper saying you have a degree and you are not really interested in being college educated, this is THE school for you!
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Old 09-06-2010, 01:16 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Have to jump in here. I worked for them for a long time. They ARE one step away from a diploma mill. They just want student enrollment numbers and money. From the top (Troy campus) down, it's enrollments=money and that's all that matters. More and more classes are online (I took some myself) and the quality is generally poor. If you are a student who just wants a paper saying you have a degree and you are not really interested in being college educated, this is THE school for you!
That was my impression. My god, they've got a STORE FRONT campus in a STRIP MALL here in Savannah of all places, for crying out loud! Why don't the alumni protest this kinda crap? It devalues the worth of legitimate degrees.
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Old 09-06-2010, 05:45 AM
 
Location: Alabama!
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It's now called "Troy University." They supposedly dropped "State" from their name because the state's contribution to their operating capital was too small.

They also ran (or maybe still do) run classes for the military around the globe and include those students in counting their student population.
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Old 09-06-2010, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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It's now called "Troy University." They supposedly dropped "State" from their name because the state's contribution to their operating capital was too small.

They also ran (or maybe still do) run classes for the military around the globe and include those students in counting their student population.
The more I hear the worse it sounds ... BLECH! Just like their horrible marching band that only knows how to play three notes: Loud, Louder and Loudest.

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Old 09-06-2010, 05:53 PM
 
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I can't really comment on the quality of education there. All I'm saying is that it's not like a DeVry or University of Phoenix; it is a state-charted and regionally-accredited university that has an unusually extensive distance ed program.
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Old 10-06-2010, 05:48 PM
 
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I can't really comment on the quality of education there. All I'm saying is that it's not like a DeVry or University of Phoenix; it is a state-charted and regionally-accredited university that has an unusually extensive distance ed program.
I would agree with this post. Noone is saying Troy is Harvard, but it's not Devry either. At least it doesn't have to be. Your experience will differ probably based on how you access the university. I took night grad school classes in downtown Montgomery for several years and I can honestly say it was a great experience. Great instructor and it helped that personally I was putting a lot into it. I had no issue with the facilities either. Seemed like your typical small urban campus.

Yes I do agree that Troy has an eye on dollars and cents but so do lots of schools. The market is shifting to online/extension and Troy is part of that. So what?
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