Towson University named a top 100 "Best College Buy" by Forbes

TOWSON, Md. (Aug. 12, 2010)—Towson University is one of 100 “Best College Buys” in America, according to a website feature released by Forbes, publisher of a national bi-weekly magazine and other business media.

Forbes also features Towson among the 500 institutions on its 2010 list of “America’s Best Colleges.”

“Once again, Forbes has reaffirmed what we have known for some time. Towson University is not only one of Forbes’ best buys, but also among the nation’s finest universities in both quality and size,” said Towson University President Robert L. Caret.

To create the list, the staff of Forbes’ Center for College Affordability and Productivity divided each school’s overall quality score—used to derive the 2010 "America’s Best College" ranking—by its published tuition and fees for 2008. Four-year schools with a graduation rate of less than 20 percent were excluded from the list.

“In the last 20 years tuition and fees at America's four-year institutions have exploded, growing 91 percent beyond the rate of inflation," says Forbes in the feature. "In tough economic times, it is difficult to justify assuming large debts for college when the future payoff is uncertain. Knowing where you can get the most quality for each tuition dollar spent can help—and that's the goal of our second annual list of Best Buy Colleges and Universities.”

The full list, which appeared on on August 11, 2010, can be found here.





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