Troy University has been named a top-tier school among its peers in the latest national ranking by U.S. News and World Report.
Troy was one of four colleges in the state to be named the "Best Masters University."
The criteria were biased on graduation rate, class size, test scores and retention rate.
“We're proud of troy university. We're proud of our past. We thing we know where we're going in the future. It's certainly encouraged to hear from others how well we're doing,” said Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr.
The other Alabama schools were Samford, Spring Hill College, and University of Montevallo.