Troy numbers released

Published 6:43 pm Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Troy University students returned to campus last week and campus officials are reporting near-record international enrollment and an increase in online enrollment.

Among the students returning to classes this fall at Troy University are a record number of participants in the 1+2+1 Sino-American Dual Degree Program.

Nearly 180 students from 15 Chinese universities are enrolled at Troy this fall as a part of the dual-degree program. The students arrived a few weeks ahead of their American classmates to receive additional orientation, become acclimated to the campus and community, take placement tests and register for classes.

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The 1+2+1 program, a partnership between the China Center for International Educational Exchange and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, allows students at select Chinese universities to complete their first year of study in China, two years of study at an American partner institution and then their final year back in China. Graduates then receive degrees from both institutions.

“Enrollment is ongoing at Troy University, and officials are encouraged by initial trends,” Troy University released in a statement. “The Troy Campus is serving more than 8,000 students, both online and in-class. We’re excited about new developments at the Troy Campus this fall, including the opening of the student rec center, new academic offerings and Coach Chip Lindsey’s first season at the helm of the Troy Trojans football program.”

The enrollment number includes more than 7,000 students on campus and more than 1,400 students enrolled online.

In August 2017, Troy reported approximately 8,000 students attending on campus.

Final enrollment figures will not be available until after the drop-add period ends in October. The University is targeting a growth to 10,000 students at the Troy campus within the next decade.