TU No. 9 ranked university in North, U.S. News says

U.S. News & World Report rankings also place TU among top for social mobility, value and best schools for veterans

By Rebecca Kirkman on September 12, 2022

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Towson University continues to be recognized as an anchor institution providing a transformative student experience. According to U.S. News & World Report, TU is among the top 10 public universities in the North region.
The publication’s 2022-2023 Best Colleges rankings, released Monday, placed Towson University No. 9 among public universities in the North and among the best schools for veteran support and value. 
“These recognitions represent the TU of today—a nationally-recognized leader in inclusive excellence, where all students can achieve,” President Kim Schatzel says. “And the priorities we work toward each day and the investments we’ve made in our faculty, in programming to support student success and in our world-class facilities mean that TU’s momentum is only growing stronger.”
TU is the highest-ranking Maryland public university in the North list. TU also received recognition as a top performer in social mobility and for its excellent undergraduate business administration, computer science and nursing programs.
Among regional public universities, TU ranked No. 42 in social mobility, which looks at the number of Pell Grant recipients and compares their graduation rates to those of non-Pell Grant recipients at the university. TU’s minority and Pell-eligible student populations far exceed the national average for academic success.
TU was also recognized for value, at No. 18 among public regional universities. And in a testament to the work done by the TU Military & Veterans Center, the university was ranked No. 7 among the best public regional universities for veterans.
The rankings reflect the university’s preparation of graduates with the vision, creativity and adaptability to craft solutions that enrich the culture, society, economy and environment of Maryland, the region and beyond. 
Now in its 38th year, the U.S. News rankings evaluate more than 1,450 colleges and universities on up to 17 measures of academic quality. The North region universities ranking list includes 175 public and private institutions across 12 states. 
The rankings are the latest in a string of recognition for TU since the start of the fall term when the university welcomed nearly 5,000 new students, with more than 57% of first-year students identifying as an underrepresented racial or ethnic minority. 
Last month, the university was highlighted by Washington Monthly magazine as the best value university in Maryland in addition to being the nation’s 15th best “Master’s University” and among the best colleges for student voting. 
TU was also recently named among the top 40 LGBTQ+ friendly colleges and universities by Campus Pride, the only institution from Maryland and D.C. on the list.

One of the best public universities in the country, Towson University ranks highly for inclusive excellence.

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