The largest comprehensive university in the Baltimore area, Towson University is nationally
recognized for its excellent programs in the arts and sciences, communications, business,
health professions, education, fine arts and computer information systems. The university is located in the suburban community of Towson, Maryland, eight miles north of downtown Baltimore.
1866 founded in Baltimore as the State Normal School
1915 moved to Towson
1935 State Teachers College at Towson
1963 Towson State College
1976 Towson State University
1997 Towson University
Total Enrollment (fall 2012)
Undergraduate Enrollment (fall 2012)
Graduate Enrollment (fall 2012)
Faculty (fall 2012)
More than 74 percent of Towson University's full-time, permanent faculty members have earned the highest degree of academic preparation expected for their fields of specialization.
Student-Faculty Ratio (fall 2012)
Other Staff (fall 2012)
1,357 full-time staff
471 part-time staff
College of Business and Economics, College of Education, College of Fine Arts and Communication, College of Health Professions, College of Liberal Arts, The Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics, Honors College
Albert S. Cook Library 719,229 volumes
939 journal titles (print format)
7,054 journal titles (electronic format)
44,913 journals (print and electronic) accessible to students, faculty and staff
10,423 films and videos
7,250 sound recordings
The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the Maryland State Department of Education, the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the National Association of Schools of Music, 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, AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business for both business and accounting programs, the American Chemical Society, the American Association for Health Education/National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (AAHE/NCATE), the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), and the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. 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.
Gold, white and black
20 Division I athletic teams (13 in women's sports, 7 in men's sports)
Towson University’s beautifully landscaped, 328-acre campus is a blend of traditional and modern architecture, open space, woods and streams.