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Located in Towson, Maryland, Towson University is a public institution. The city atmosphere of Towson makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

887 Master's Degrees
23 Doctor's Degrees

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Towson University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Towson has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#82 Most Popular Online Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#115 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#258 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Towson.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Best Special Education Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Education Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Geography & Cartography Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Visual & Performing Arts Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Best Fine & Studio Arts Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Best Instructional Media Design Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#33 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#36 Best Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#47 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#72 Best Health Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Towson has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#4 Best Education Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#9 Best Colleges for Education College Factual
#9 Best Colleges for Special Education College Factual
#20 Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific College Factual
#20 Best Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific College Factual
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Where Is Towson University?

Location of Towson University

Contact details for Towson are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 8000 York Rd, Towson, MD 21252-0001
Phone: 410-704-2000
Website: www.towson.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/towsonuniversity
Twitter: http://twitter.com/TowsonU

Towson University Graduate Student Diversity

3,090 Graduate Students
75% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,090 graduate students at Towson, 25% are male and 75% are female.

Gender Diversity at  Towson

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Towson University graduate students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Towson Graduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 133
Black or African American 387
Hispanic or Latino 109
White 1,856
International Students 150
Other Races/Ethnicities 455

Geographic Diversity

Maryland students aren't the only ones who study at Towson University. At this time, 27 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 87 countries are represented at Towson. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, China, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Towson University

484 Took All Classes Online
4,379 Took At Least One Class Online
-0.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 5 master’s degree programs available online at Towson. In 2017-2018, 4,379 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Towson has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 5th most popular in Maryland for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Towson

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Towson University was -0.6%. This is the #1,171 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Towson regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Towson majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Education 23%
Health Sciences & Services 23%
Human Resource Management 7%
Information Technology 22%
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 3%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Towson ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Towson.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Radio, Television & Digital Communication #13
Computer Software & Applications #14
Health Sciences & Services #22
Homeland Security #29
Information Technology #51
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions #52
Computer Information Systems #59
Human Resource Management #69
Health & Physical Education #77
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #89
Communication & Journalism #95
Computer & Information Sciences #149
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #159
Special Education #168
Educational Administration #241
Nursing #334
Business Administration & Management #446
Health Professions #490
Education #495

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Towson University Graduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Human Resource Management 2 82 0 84
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 77 1 78
Teacher Education Subject Specific 8 68 0 76
Computer Information Systems 6 60 9 75
Instructional Media Design 0 71 3 74
General Education 0 68 0 68
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 29 34 0 63
Communication Sciences 0 45 10 55
Information Technology 50 0 0 50
Special Education 21 26 0 47
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 47 0 47
Allied Health Professions 0 43 0 43
Computer Science 0 32 0 32
General Psychology 0 30 0 30
Human Development & Family Studies 15 13 0 28
Health Sciences & Services 0 26 0 26
General Biology 0 21 0 21
Accounting 0 19 0 19
Writing Studies 0 17 0 17
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 16 0 16
Computer Software & Applications 15 0 0 15
Nursing 7 8 0 15
Business Administration & Management 2 12 0 14
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 12 0 0 12
Homeland Security 5 6 0 11
Other Visual Art 1 9 0 10
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 9 0 9
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 8 0 8
Ethnic Studies 0 7 0 7
Health & Medical Administrative Services 7 0 0 7
Applied Mathematics 0 6 0 6
General Social Sciences 0 5 0 5
Public Relations & Advertising 0 4 0 4
Physics 0 4 0 4
Geography & Cartography 0 4 0 4
Fine & Studio Arts 0 4 0 4
Music 0 4 0 4
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 2 0 0 2
Health & Physical Education 0 1 0 1
Religious Studies 1 0 0 1
Community Organization & Advocacy 0 1 0 1
Educational Administration 0 0 0 0
Gerontology 0 0 0 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 183 887 23 1,093

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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