TU ranked among nation’s top four-year public colleges and universities

By Jan Lucas on April 5, 2017

Towson University leaped 12 spots in Business First’s latest ranking of the top 499 U.S. four-year public colleges and universities.

Towson University leaped 12 spots in Business First’s latest ranking of the top 499 U.S. four-year public colleges and universities. TU occupies the No. 97 spot in the publication’s annual study, up from No. 109 in 2016.  

Business First's rankings are based on a wide array of the latest data from the National Center for Education Statistics and the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.

The 22-part formula pinpoints the public universities and colleges that offer the best educational experiences to their students. It gives the highest marks to schools with highly selective admissions processes, strong retention and graduation rates, impressive earnings by alumni, generous resources, affordable tuitions and housing costs, diverse faculties and student bodies, and economically robust communities.

Buffalo-based Business First is owned by American City Business Journals Inc. ACBJ, the nation's largest publisher of local business news and information. ACBJ is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

This story is one of several related to President Kim Schatzel's priorities for Towson University: TU Matters to Maryland