Troy State University Dothan: Narrative Description

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500 State University Dr.
PO Box 8368
Dothan, AL 36303
Tel: (334)983-6556; Admissions: (334)983-6556; Fax: (334)983-6322; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Troy State University System. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1961. Setting: 250-acre small town campus. Research spending 2002-03: $26,178. Educational spending 2002-03: $12,787 per student. Total enrollment: 1,899. Faculty: 121 (59 full-time, 62 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 139 applied, 70% were admitted. Full-time: 792 students, 68% women, 32% men. Part-time: 789 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 7 states and territories, 7% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 21% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 62% 25 or older, 25% transferred in. Retention: 67% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; computer/information sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Required for some: SAT I or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $3530 full-time, $149 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7060 full-time, $298 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $312 full-time, $312 per year part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Social organizations: 19 open to all. Most popular organizations: Creative Writing Club, American Marketing Association, Alpha Upsilon Alpha, Gamma Beta Phi, Delta Mu Delta. Major annual events: Spring Picninc, TRIO Day, Career Fairs. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Troy State University Dotham Library with 101,136 books, 283,829 microform titles, 455 serials, 14,282 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $504,943. 120 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: TSUD is located in Dothan, a city of approximately 65,000, in the southeastern corner of Alabama. Shopping malls and restaurants are within five minutes of the campus.

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