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Rankings & Achievements

World-class teaching and research. Thriving diversity and inclusion. Abundant access to internships and other transformational experiences.

Maryland's University of Opportunity

U.S. News & World Report Badge

#6 Public University

Within the North Region

U.S. News & World Report Badge

#21 for Value

Among Public Regional Universities

U.S. News & World Report Badge

#5 for Veterans

Among Public Regional Universities

We're Top Ranked

  • The Wall Street Journal  placed TU at No. 1 among all public 鶹ý in Maryland, and second to only Johns Hopkins among all 鶹ý — public or private — in the state. According to the publication, this year’s rankings placed greater emphasis on student outcomes, including four-year graduation rates and post-graduation salaries. TU ranked No. 50 among public 鶹ý nationwide, and No. 128 among all institutions, public or private.
  • The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) placed Towson University among the top 9% worldwide in its 2022-23 World University Rankings.
  • Princeton Review included TU among the best colleges in the northeast in its  list. The northeast list includes 149 鶹ý in 11 states and the District of Columbia.
  • TU received recognition as a top performer in social mobility, and for its excellent undergraduate programs in business administration, computer science and nursing by U.S. News & World Report.
  • The Forbes  list placed TU No. 75 among national public research 鶹ý, and No. 95 among public colleges overall. Forbes ranked the top 500 colleges and 鶹ý in the U.S. based on the return on investment and outcomes they deliver for their students. Read more.
  • TU was celebrated in Washington Monthly's roundup of . TU was honored for having a student voter registration rate above 85%. Read more.

Graduate Studies

  • TU was selected as the nation's 14th-best by Washington Monthly. 
  • In its 2023-24 Best Graduate Schools rankings, U.S. News & World Report ranked TU No. 3 among public Maryland institutions in the list.
  • TU ranked No. 30 in the U.S. News & World Report's  in Education Programs—the only Maryland university in the top 200.
  • TU ranked No. 61 in the U.S. News & World Report's in Computer Information Technology Programs. 

Inclusive Excellence

A Best Value

  • Washington Monthly ranked Towson University Maryland’s in its .
  • TU is ranked as one of the top 鶹ý in the Northeast and among the nation's best public 鶹ý, with a 4.5-star rating by  magazine.