Towson University Teaching Programs
Towson University is a public institution situated in Towson, Maryland. The city atmosphere of Towson makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.
Towson University Rankings
According to our 2023 analysis, Towson is ranked #47 out of 958 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation. Towson also holds the #2 spot on the Best Colleges in Maryland ranking.
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Towson has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
|#14||Best Teaching Bachelor’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#16||Best Teaching Graduate Certificate Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#28||Best Teaching Doctor’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#99||Best Teaching Master’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.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Towson has earned from around the web.
|#1||Best Elementary Special Education Schools||College Factual|
|#4||Best Special Education Schools||College Factual|
|#11||Best Instructional Media Design Schools||College Factual|
|#21||Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Schools||College Factual|
|#46||Best Education Schools||College Factual|
|#263||Best Schools||Course Advisor|
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||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||considered but not required|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Towson?
Approximately 37% of accepted students are men and 63% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 76%, and the acceptance rate for women is 81%.
Average Test Scores
About 92% 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 530 and 610. Math scores were between 510 and 590.
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
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 53% of students took out student loans averaging $7,604 a year. That adds up to $30,416 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Towson is 2.7%. 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 3,187 graduate students at the school.
Of the 16,238 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||4,322|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,500|
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 2nd most popular in Maryland for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of Towson Rankings
During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Towson University was $10,198 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $24,334. The following table shows how Towson is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Instructional Media Design||#49||#94|
|General Educational Leadership & Administration||#58||#101|
Online Growth Rankings of Towson
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Towson University was 819.3%. This is the #87 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Towson regardless of major.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Towson ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Towson.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Educational, Instructional, & Curriculum Supervision||#4|
|Instructional Media Design||#4|
|General Educational Leadership & Administration||#9|
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 Teaching Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
|Elementary Special Education||97||0||0||0||97|
|Early Childhood Education||70||0||26||0||96|
|General Special Education||16||0||45||0||61|
|Physical Education Teaching & Coaching||38||0||0||0||38|
|Reading Teacher Education||0||4||34||0||38|
|Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism||0||21||0||0||21|
|Educational, Instructional, & Curriculum Supervision||0||16||0||0||16|
|General Educational Leadership & Administration||0||4||7||0||11|
|Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education & Teaching||8||0||0||0||8|
|Education/Teaching of the Gifted & Talented||0||0||0||0||0|
|School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist||0||0||0||0||0|
|Other Teacher Education & Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas||0||0||0||0||0|
*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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