Founded in 1866, Towson University is one of the nation's best regional public universities, offering a range of bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in the liberal arts and sciences, and applied professional fields.

The University has the following Colleges: College of Business and Economics, College of Liberal Arts, College of Education, College of Fine Arts and Communication, College of Health Professions, The Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics, Honors College, College of Graduate Studies and Research.

The College of Education is the oldest and largest producer of teachers in the state of Maryland. Within the College of Business and Economics, the Department of Accounting is separately accredited as one the best accounting programs in the world. Towson University and the Fisher College’s Department of Computer and Information Sciences have been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Security and Assurance by the National Security Agency.

Towson University is a founding member of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU). It is a member of the University System of Maryland, the nation's 12th-largest public university system.

Ranking Profile:

- Ranked 49th in Tier 1 in the category "Regional Universities (North)" by US News & World Report 2012.

- Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine named Towson University as one of the top 100 best values in public colleges for the 2008-2009 academic year.

- The Princeton Review named Towson University to its 2009 list of 50 Best Value Colleges (Public).

- Named to the honor roll of “Saviors of Our Cities: A Survey of Best College and University Civic Partnerships” in October 2009.

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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