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 Towson University

Towson University - Towson, MD

8000 York Rd, Towson, Maryland 21252-0001

General information:(410)704-2000
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:City: Small
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:21,464(17,517 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:17 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $7,418 $7,656 $7,906 -3%
Out-of-state $18,232 $19,114 $19,418 -2%
Books and supplies $1,080 $1,080 $1,080 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $8,670 $9,614 $9,942 -3%
Other $3,598 $3,598 $3,100 16%
Off Campus
Room and board $8,670 $9,614 $9,942 -3%
Other $3,598 $3,598 $3,100 14%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,522 $3,522 $3,050 15%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $20,766 $21,948 $22,028 -5%
Off Campus $20,766 $21,948 $22,028 -5%
Off Campus with Family $12,020 $12,258 $12,036 0%
Out-of-state
On Campus $31,580 $33,406 $33,540 0%
Off Campus $31,580 $33,406 $33,540 0%
Off Campus with Family $22,834 $23,716 $23,548 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $5,496
In-state fees $2,410
Out-of-state tuition $17,008
Out-of-state fees $2,410
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan X
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $6,066
In-state fee $1,782
Out-of-state tuition $12,762
Out-of-state fees $1,782
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 1,803 74% --
Grant or scholarship aid 1,092 45% $8,301,386 $7,602
Federal grants 533 22% $2,418,882 $4,538
Pell grants 515 21% $2,054,971 $3,990
Other federal grants 445 18% $363,911 $818
State/local government grant or scholarships 400 16% $1,179,114 $2,948
Institutional grants or scholarships 886 37% $4,703,390 $5,309
Student loan aid 1,299 54% $8,340,375 $6,421
Federal student loans 1,288 53% $6,863,688 $5,329
Other student loans 108 4% $1,476,687 $13,673
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 7,691 44% $55,591,375 $7,228
Pell grants 3,968 23% $15,831,928 $3,990
Federal student loans 7,946 45% $51,939,202 $6,537

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $12,044 $12,193 $13,418
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $5,707 $7,037 $8,194
$30,001 - $48,000 $8,017 $8,893 $11,014
$48,001 - $75,000 $11,407 $13,013 $14,337
$75,001 - $110,000 $15,429 $16,512 $18,843
$110,001 and more $17,037 $18,147 $20,048

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 21,464
Undergraduate enrollment 17,517
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,833
Graduate enrollment 3,947
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$45

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$50

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 15,880 5,847 10,033
Percent admitted 54% 50% 57%
Percent admitted who enrolled 50% 15% 16%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies X
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 2389 94%
ACT 505 20%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 490 580
SAT Math 500 590
SAT Writing 500 590
ACT Composite 21 25
ACT English 21 25
ACT Math 20 25
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 58 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division I-AAMenWomen
All Track Combined -90
Baseball 36-
Basketball 1514
Field Hockey -25
Football 108-
Golf 108
Gymnastics -15
Lacrosse 5429
Soccer 2433
Softball -22
Swimming and Diving 2739
Tennis -13
Volleyball -14

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1949 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1949 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1949 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education01/01/1949 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs

01/01/1978 Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs

04/01/1999 - 04/01/2001Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Clinical doctoral program in Audiology

04/01/2001 Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs

04/01/1991 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

04/21/2001 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

04/21/2004 Accredited
Maryland Board of Nursing

Registered Nursing Programs

07/01/1972 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation

Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1982 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1974 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation

Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

03/01/2003 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

01/01/1954 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession020
Drug law violations2733 47
Liquor law violations703449
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 010
Drug law violations 192843
Liquor law violations 463026
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 327
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 032
Aggravated assault 063
Burglary 241511
Motor vehicle theft 200
Arson 110
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 115
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 010
Aggravated assault 010
Burglary 1170
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 100
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate3%
Number in default82
Number in repayment2,716

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00209900

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Postbaccalaureate certificate Master's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Post-master's certificate Doctor's degree - professional practice
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
American/United States Studies/Civilization5-----
Women's Studies1010---
Category total22010---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other12-----
Biology/Biological Sciences, General1-28---
Ecology2011---
Category total197039---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting155-----
Accounting and Related Services, Other--16---
Business Administration and Management, General131035---
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other1518----
Human Resources Development-087---
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management-00---
Operations Management and Supervision--0---
Organizational Behavior Studies----3-
Project Management-0----
Category total72528138-3-
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician3-----
Category total115-----
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other-3----
Mass Communication/Media Studies6-----
Public Relations/Image Management--5---
Speech Communication and Rhetoric4-----
Category total38335---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications-3----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other-15----
Computer and Information Sciences, General1-39---
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance-21----
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration-16----
Information Science/Studies85-644--
Information Technology0-----
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design-13----
Category total130681034--
Education Colleges
Art Teacher Education33-6---
Early Childhood Education and Teaching97-85-2-
Education, General--107---
Education, Other83-----
Educational/Instructional Technology--351--
Elementary Education and Teaching163-8---
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching0-----
Mathematics Teacher Education--36---
Music Teacher Education2327---
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching25-----
Reading Teacher Education--82-1-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education--2---
Secondary Education and Teaching--15---
Special Education and Teaching, General33-28---
Category total457241113-
Engineering Colleges
Computer Software Engineering-1----
Category total-1----
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General100-----
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing-025---
Category total100025---
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Development-34---
Family Systems13----
Category total164---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General8-----
Spanish Language and Literature3-----
Category total30-----
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Athletic Training/Trainer20-----
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other51-24---
Health/Health Care Administration/Management27-----
Nursing Education--37---
Occupational Therapy/Therapist42980---
Physician Assistant--30---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse15231----
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist2-37--7
Category total37740208--7
History Colleges
History, General1-----
Category total88-----
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Forensic Science and Technology5-19---
Category total8-19---
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Humanities/Humanistic Studies--3---
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other--17---
Category total--20---
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Applied Mathematics, General--7---
Mathematics, General47-----
Category total47-7---
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Gerontology-010---
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other12-----
Category total45010---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Kinesiology and Exercise Science4-2---
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management6-----
Category total208-2---
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Jewish/Judaic Studies0031--
Philosophy2-----
Religion/Religious Studies1-----
Category total200181--
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General7-----
Chemistry, Other0-----
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other3-----
Geology/Earth Science, General4-----
Physics, General11-----
Physics, Other--0---
Category total79-0---
Psychology Colleges
Counseling Psychology----0-
Psychology, General6-53---
School Psychology----12-
Category total294-53-12-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Human Services, General80-----
Category total80-----
Social Sciences Colleges
Economics, General3-----
Geography1-10---
International Relations and Affairs8-----
Political Science and Government, General3-----
Social Sciences, General29-4---
Social Sciences, Other18-----
Urban Studies/Affairs1-----
Category total435-14---
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art History, Criticism and Conservation9-----
Art/Art Studies, General1-----
Dance, General20-----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General2-3---
Fine/Studio Arts, General0-9---
Music Performance, General--3---
Music, General23-----
Visual and Performing Arts, Other-5----
Category total246515---
Grand total14015336187