Founded in 1866, Towson University is ranked among the nation's best regional public universities, offering more than 100 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in the liberal arts and sciences, and applied professional fields.
With more than 21,000 students, Towson University is one of the largest public universities in Maryland. Towson combines research-based learning with practical application, and its many interdisciplinary partnerships with public and private organizations throughout Maryland provide opportunities for research, internships and jobs.
Located in suburban Towson, eight miles north of Baltimore, the university's beautifully landscaped setting offers a pleasant environment for study and a diverse campus life, as well as easy access to a wealth of university and community resources. Towson's educational experience also branches out to off-campus locations throughout Maryland, including a number of online options.
1866 founded in Baltimore as the State Normal School
1915 moved to Towson
1935 State Teachers College at Towson
1963 Towson State College
1976 Towson State University
1997 Towson University
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More than 78 percent of Towson University's full-time, permanent faculty members have earned the highest degree of academic preparation expected for their fields of specialization.
Albert S. Cook Library
577 print journals and newspapers
10,280 electronic journals
49,466 journals (print and electronic)
9,612 films and videos
7,371 sound recordings
The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the Maryland State Department of Education, the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the National Association of Schools of Music, the National Association of Schools of Dance, the National Association of Schools of Theatre, the Maryland State Board of Nursing, the National League for Nursing, the Accreditation Council of Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business for both business and accounting programs, the American Chemical Society, the American Association for Health Education/National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (AAHE/NCATE), the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), and the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. The university is a member of the American Council on Education, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, and the Association of American Colleges.
Gold, white and black
19 Division I athletic teams (13 women's sports, 6 men's sports)
Towson University’s beautifully landscaped, 328-acre campus is a blend of traditional and modern architecture, open space, woods and streams.