Towson University - Rankings

Towson University (TU) is a public university located in Towson in Baltimore County, Maryland, USA. It is nationally recognized for its excellent programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, health professions, fine arts, education and computer information systems.

Towson University is accredited through a voluntary, peer-review process coordinated by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. It also received AACSB International accreditation (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) for its business administration and accounting programs. Other accreditations include: the National Association of Schools of Dance, the National Association of Schools of Theatre, the Maryland State Board of Nursing, the National League for Nursing, the Accreditation Council of Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, among others.

The University is a member of the American Council on Education, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, and the Association of American Colleges.

Towson University was the first in the region to provide free campus Wi-Fi access to its students, faculty and staff members.


- Ranked 49th among Tier 1 Regional Universities (North) by US News 2012.

- Rated 8th in the Public Universities-Master's (North) category in the US News 2010 America's Best Colleges issue.

- GI Jobs magazine included Towson University on its 2010 list of Military Friendly Schools.

- 72nd in the US News Ranking of Top Speech-Language Pathology Schools (2009). It is placed 33rd among Best Occupational Therapy Schools.

- Included in Forbes 2009 list of the top 100 public colleges and universities in the United States.

- Wprost magazine (Poland) ranked the the Executive MBA Program 2nd in all of Poland in 2009.

- Towson University is one of the 50 “best value” public universities in America, according to The Princeton Review. Overall selection criteria included more than 30 factors in three areas: academics, costs and financial aid.