Rankings & Achievements

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Maryland's University of Opportunity

U.S. News & World Report Badge

#6 Public University

Within the North Region

U.S. News & World Report Badge

#21 for Value

Among Public Regional Universities

U.S. News & World Report Badge

#5 for Veterans

Among Public Regional Universities

We're Top Ranked

  • The Wall Street Journal 2023 College Rankings placed TU at No. 1 among all public universities in Maryland, and second to only Johns Hopkins among all universities — public or private — in the state. According to the publication, this year’s rankings placed greater emphasis on student outcomes, including four-year graduation rates and post-graduation salaries. TU ranked No. 50 among public universities nationwide, and No. 128 among all institutions, public or private.
  • The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) placed Towson University among the top 9% worldwide in its 2022-23 World University Rankings.
  • Princeton Review included TU among the best colleges in the northeast in its 2024 Best Colleges: Region by Region list. The northeast list includes 149 universities in 11 states and the District of Columbia.
  • TU received recognition as a top performer in social mobility, and for its excellent undergraduate programs in business administration, computer science and nursing by U.S. News & World Report. Read more
  • The Forbes America’s Top Colleges 2022 list placed TU No. 75 among national public research universities, and No. 95 among public colleges overall. Forbes ranked the top 500 colleges and universities in the U.S. based on the return on investment and outcomes they deliver for their students. Read more.
  • TU was celebrated in Washington Monthly's roundup of America’s Best Colleges for Student Voting. TU was honored for having a student voter registration rate above 85%. Read more.

Graduate Studies

  • TU was selected as the nation's 14th-best "Master's University" by Washington Monthly. 
  • In its 2023-24 Best Graduate Schools rankings, U.S. News & World Report ranked TU No. 3 among public Maryland institutions in the Best Education Schools list.
  • TU ranked No. 30 in the U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Master in Education Programs—the only Maryland university in the top 200.
  • TU ranked No. 61 in the U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Master in Computer Information Technology Programs. 

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