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Located in Towson, Maryland, Towson University is a public institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

351 Undergraduate Degrees
172 Graduate Degrees
$33,348 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
77% Acceptance Rate

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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 been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#8 Most Popular Online Computer Science Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Most Popular Computer Science Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#47 Most Popular Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Towson.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Most Popular Online Computer Software & Applications Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Most Popular Online Information Technology Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Most Popular Computer Software & Applications Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Most Popular Information Technology Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Best Value Computer Science Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#39 Most Popular Information Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#47 Most Popular Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#60 Most Popular Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Towson has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#21 Best Computer Science Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#37 Best Computer Information Systems Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#47 Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#65 Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences College Factual

Where Is Towson University?

Location of Towson University

Contact details for Towson are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 8000 York Rd, Towson, MD 21252-0001
Phone: 410-704-2000
Website: www.towson.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/towsonuniversity
Twitter: http://twitter.com/TowsonU

How Do I Get Into Towson?

You can apply to Towson online at: https://www.towson.edu/admissions/undergrad/

Admission Requirements for Towson

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Towson?

77% Acceptance Rate
64% Of Accepted Are Women
83% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 77%, Towson may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Towson University  ( 535 to 610 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Towson University  ( 520 to 600 )
200
800
Towson received ACT scores from 27% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 25. Math scores were between 19 and 25. Composite scores were between 21 and 25.

ACT English Scores for Towson University  ( 20 to 25 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Towson University  ( 19 to 25 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Towson University  ( 21 to 25 )
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36

Can I Afford Towson University?

$33,348 Net Price
58% Take Out Loans
3.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Towson is $33,348. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. 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

17,209 Full-Time Undergraduates
60% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 19,619 undergraduate students at Towson, with 17,209 being full-time and 2,410 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Towson

There are also 3,090 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 17,209 full-time undergraduates at Towson, 40% are male and 60% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Towson

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Towson University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Towson Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,162
Black or African American 4,278
Hispanic or Latino 1,483
White 8,765
International Students 301
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,220

Geographic Diversity

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

484 Took All Classes Online
4,379 Took At Least One Class Online
-0.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 5 master’s degree programs available online at Towson. In 2017-2018, 4,379 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Towson has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 6th 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 #1,673 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
Computer & IS Security 17%
Computer Information Systems 10%
Information Technology 22%
Information Technology 10%
Information Technology Project Management 21%
Web/Multimedia Management & Webmaster 71%

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.

Major Growth Rate Rank
System, Networking, & LAN/WAN Management/Manager #6
Information Technology Project Management #10
Web/Multimedia Management & Webmaster #10
Data Modeling/Warehousing & Database Administration #16
Computer & IS Security #73
Computer Software & Applications #74
Information Technology #80
Information Technology #122
Computer Information Systems #183

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 Computer Science Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Information Technology 157 6 60 9 232
Computer Science 142 0 32 0 174
General Information Science 52 0 0 0 52
Computer & IS Security 0 23 0 0 23
Information Technology Project Management 0 19 0 0 19
Data Modeling/Warehousing & Database Administration 0 15 0 0 15
Web/Multimedia Management & Webmaster 0 7 0 0 7
System, Networking, & LAN/WAN Management/Manager 0 1 0 0 1
TOTAL 351 71 92 9 523

References

*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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