Facts & Figures

Towson University by the numbers.

We Are Tigers

A nationally recognized leader in inclusive excellence, Towson University is a welcoming community for living and learning, and an important anchor institution for the greater Baltimore region. TU advances research and creates opportunities for the public good.

Location

TU is located in Towson, Maryland, a suburb of Baltimore, in the heart of the mid-Atlantic region. TU is about an hour north of Washington, D.C., and three hours south of New York City. The proximity to big cities expands the opportunities for jobs, internships and research. Students can walk from campus to the college town of Towson, which allows them to get involved in the community. See information about local accommodations and attractions

Academics

Program Offerings

110+

Undergraduate options

47

Master's Degrees

36

Graduate Certificates

6

Doctoral Programs

Enrollment

Fall 2022 Enrollment: 19,793

 

16,861

Undergraduate Students

2,932

Graduate Students

Faculty and Staff

  faculty Staff Total
Full-Time 911 1,330 2,241
Part-Time 762 112 874
Total 1,673 1,442 3,115

Personal Class Experience

16:1

Student-to-Faculty Ratio

24

Average Class Size


Student Demographics

 

45.6%

White

27.9%

African American / Black

9.4%

Hispanic

6.4%

Asian

5.1%

Two or More Races

2%

International

3.4%

Other


Post-Graduation Outcomes

Undergraduate Class of 2021

Employment Status

 

64%

Working

25%

Continuing Education

9%

Seeking

2%

Not Seeking


89%

secured a job or enrolled in continuing education / graduate school

82%

of students self-reported an experiential learning opportunity

Average salary after graduation:

$52,412

87%

of working graduates are employed in Maryland

2%

employed in D.C. / Northern Virginia metro area

Top Employers

  • Amazon
  • Baltimore County Public Schools
  • Baltimore Ravens
  • Enterprise
  • GBMC
  • Harford County Public Schools
  • Howard County Public Schools
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Kennedy Krieger Institute
  • LifeBridge Health
  • M&T Bank
  • Maxim Healthcare Group
  • Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC)
  • MedStar Health
  • Mercy Medical Center
  • Montgomery County Public Schools
  • Morgan Stanley
  • New Day USA
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • RSM
  • Sheppard Pratt
  • Starbucks
  • T. Rowe Price
  • Target
  • Tech USA
  • TEKsystems
  • Towson University
  • University of Maryland Medical Center

Top Graduate Schools

  • Bowie State University
  • Clemson University
  • Drexel University
  • George Mason University
  • George Washington University
  • Howard University
  • James Madison University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Liberty University
  • Loyola University Maryland
  • Morgan State University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Rutgers University
  • Stevenson University
  • Temple University
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • Towson University
  • UMBC
  • University of Baltimore
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Maryland Global Campus
  • University of North Carolina

Degrees Offered

Au.D., B.A., B.F.A., B.M., B.S., B.T.P., CAS, Ed.D., M.A., M.A.T., M.Ed., M.F.A., M.M., M.S., OTD, PBC, Sc.D., UDC

Popular Undergraduate Programs 

Popular Graduate Programs

Sponsored Research

Towson University received 118 awards totaling $14.7 million in FY 2021. Read more about sponsored programs and research

Library

Albert S. Cook Library offers resources that support learning and scholarship. Individualized research help is available via text and instant messaging, email and telephone. A 24/7 Study Space is located on the main floor. The Data Studio contains four individual workstations and one group station to support mapping, data analysis and data visualization projects. The library’s collection includes more than 390,000 books and 950,000 electronic books. Students also have access to over 380 electronic databases and approximately 100,000 electronic and print journals. Special Collections & University Archives gives students an opportunity to experience history through digital collections, rare books, and historical TU documents and photographs.

Athletics

TU offers the most comprehensive collegiate sports program in the metropolitan Baltimore area, fielding 19 NCAA Division I varsity teams that compete in the Colonial Athletic Association, the nation’s top mid-major conference.

TU has 500+ student-athletes. The graduation rate among athletes is 91%, the highest among all Division I USM institutions. 

The school colors are black and gold, and the mascot is Doc the Tiger. 

Accreditation

View information about Towson University accreditation

Rankings and Achievements

Towson University is recognized as one of the top public universities in the nation and a best value in higher education by U.S. News & World Report, Princeton Review, Money magazine and more. Read about TU’s rankings and achievements