Towson University named a top 100 "Best Buy College" by Forbes

TOWSON, Md. (Aug. 5, 2011)—For the second consecutive year, Towson University is one of 100 “Best Buy Colleges” in America, according to a website feature released by Forbes, publisher of a national bi-weekly magazine and other business media.

Forbes also features Towson among the 650 institutions on its 2011 list of “America’s Top Colleges.”

"Through the continued dedication and hard work of our faculty and staff, Towson University has again been recognized by Forbes for both its educational quality and great value even in these tough economic times," says Towson University Interim President Marcia Welsh.

"Let me add my congratulations to the entire university community on these well-deserved rankings."

To create the list, the staff of Forbes’ Center for College Affordability and Productivity divided each school’s overall quality score—used to derive the 2011 "America’s Top Colleges" ranking—by its published in-state tuition and fees. Four-year schools with a graduation rate of less than 20 percent were excluded from the list.

Says Forbes in the feature: "When you are making a major purchase, shopping for bargains can pay tremendous dividends. It’s true when you are buying a house or a car—and it’s especially true when you’re considering a college education, which can cost more than a quarter of a million dollars and profoundly affect the rest of your life."

The full list of America's Top Colleges, which appeared on on August 4, 2011, can be found here.





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