Towson University Overview
Towson University is a public institution located in Towson, Maryland. The location of Towson is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.
What Is Towson University Known For?
- The student loan default rate at Towson is 4%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
- Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Towson.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 53% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from Towson with a bachelor's degree make about $50,800 a year. That's 25% more than those who graduate from other schools.
Towson University Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Towson has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Towson.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Towson has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Towson University?
Contact details for Towson are given below.
|Address:||8000 York Rd, Towson, MD 21252-0001|
How Do I Get Into Towson?
You can apply to Towson online at: https://www.towson.edu/admissions/undergrad/
Admission Requirements for Towson
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Towson?
Approximately 36% of accepted students are men and 64% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 75%, and the acceptance rate for women is 79%.
Average Test Scores
About 83% of students accepted to Towson submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 535 and 610. Math scores were between 520 and 600.
Can I Afford Towson University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Towson, approximately 58% of students took out student loans averaging $7,308 a year. That adds up to $29,232 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Towson is 3.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Towson University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 3,090 graduate students at the school.
Of the 17,209 full-time undergraduates at Towson, 40% are male and 60% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Towson University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||4,278|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,483|
Maryland students aren't the only ones who study at Towson University. At this time, 27 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 87 countries are represented at Towson. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, China, and South Korea.
Online Learning at Towson University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Towson has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 17th most popular in Maryland for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Towson
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Towson University was -0.6%. This is the #2,240 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Towson regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Towson majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Communication & Journalism||8%|
|Computer & Information Sciences||9%|
|Computer Information Systems||10%|
|Health Sciences & Services||21%|
|Human Resource Management||7%|
|Radio, Television & Digital Communication||6%|
|Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions||2%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Towson ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Towson.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Towson University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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