Towson University (TU) is Maryland’s university of opportunities.
With more than 150 years of experience pushing possibilities, TU is recognized as one of America’s top regional public universities and a leader in academic excellence, research and discovery. As the largest university in Greater Baltimore and Maryland’s fastest-growing university, Towson University’s momentum is always accelerating with more than 22,700 current students and more than 100 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in the liberal arts and sciences, and applied professional fields.
Towson University is currently ranked as a leading regional university by both The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report, and is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s most efficiently run universities.
TU is one of only a handful of institutions where graduation and retention rates are the same for all students, a result of a deeply inclusive culture with a focus on equity among all students, faculty and staff.
Located amid one of the East Coast’s cultural and economic epicenters, TU is a beacon and powerful catalyst in the Mid-Atlantic region partnering with hundreds of businesses and organizations, impacting communities and fueling change. More than 101,000 of the university’s 165,000 alumni live and work in Maryland and Washington D.C., enhancing the region’s economy and quality of life.
A significant business anchor for the state of Maryland, TU also is committed to making a positive impact and transforming lives through BTU: Partnerships for Work for Greater Baltimore, which aims to elevate the work of TU faculty and students to address the needs of the region.
With 19 NCAA Division I sports, Towson is a member of the Colonial Athletic Association as well as the Colonial Academic Alliance. It is also just a bike ride from Baltimore.