Troy University Dothan: Narrative Description

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500 University Dr.
PO Box 8368 Dothan, AL 36303
Tel: (334)983-6556
Fax: (334)983-6322
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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 2003-04: $10,635. Educational spending 2003-04: $4328 per student. Total enrollment: 1,894. Faculty: 116 (57 full-time, 59 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 176 applied, 66% were admitted. Full-time: 752 students, 69% women, 31% men. Part-time: 786 students, 66% women, 34% men. Students come from 9 states and territories, 7% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 22% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 60% 25 or older, 24% transferred in. Retention: 67% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. 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, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

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

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $3850 full-time, $163 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7700 full-time, $326 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 Picnic, TRIO Day, Career Fairs. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Troy State University Dothan Library with 102,968 books, 290,051 microform titles, 403 serials, 14,454 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $525,710. 150 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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