TU again named among “best value” universities

By Sean Welsh on April 30, 2018

Towson University recognized by Forbes among the 2018 “Best Value Colleges”

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Towson University has again been recognized as one of the best deals for higher education.

Forbes named TU to a list of “America’s Best Value Colleges” for 2018.

The list is Forbes third annual ranking of 300 public and private U.S. schools. The publication scores universities in “net price, net debt, alumni earnings, timely graduation, school quality and access for low-income students.”

It marks the second straight year TU came in at the No. 181 slot on the list.

Other University System of Maryland institutions to crack the list of “Best Value Colleges” included University of Maryland, College Park (30), UMBC (118) and Salisbury University (289).

In addition, Forbes placed TU at No. 106 among public colleges in the U.S. and No. 130 among all colleges in the Northeast region in its list of the top colleges of 2018.

This is the latest recognition TU has received from national rankings organizations, like U.S. News & World Report, Money Magazine, Diverse Issues in Higher Education and Washington Monthly.

TU jumped four spots to 10th in U.S. News & World Report's 2018 America’s Best Colleges. TU also performs well in the organization's Best Colleges for Veterans and Best Value Schools rankings.

Money ranked Towson University among the nation’s best colleges, joining Johns Hopkins and University of Maryland, College Park, as the highest-ranked institutions in Maryland. 

Diverse Issues in Higher Education ranked TU 43rd among the nation’s 100 top producers of African-Americans with bachelor’s degrees.

Washington Monthly ranked Towson University 64th — 20 spots higher than 2017 — among the 632 colleges and universities surveyed for its national universities–master’s category. TU also ranked 56th out of 363 U.S. public and private universities on the magazine’s 2017 Best Bang for the Buck–Northeast list.