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Best Values in Colleges

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Towson University (Towson, MD)


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Towson University is ranked 100 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 283 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 92%
Applicants who took ACT 22%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+1%
600-69916%
600+17%

SAT Math Score

700+2%
600-69920%
600+22%

ACT Score

30-362%
24-2942%
24+44%

Students applied18,134
Students admitted10,738
Admission rate59%

Students per faculty17

4-year graduation rate43%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$6,430
Fees$2,752
Room and board$11,638
Estimated book expense$1,080
Total cost$21,900

Cost after need-based aid$13,584
Cost after non-need-based aid$17,033

Average debt at graduation$25,926

Out of State

Tuition$18,036
Fees$2,752
Room and board$11,638
Estimated book expense$1,080
Total cost$33,506

Cost after need-based aid$25,190
Cost after non-need-based aid$28,639

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$49,500

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met60%
Average need-based aid$8,316
Average non-need-based aid$4,867

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment18,807

Full-Time

Men6,438
Women10,137

Part-Time

Men1,019
Women1,213

Freshmen retained85%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available

SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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