Towson University

Towson, MD 21252

Towson University (TU) was founded in 1866. It is a public institution that offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs and is part of the University System of Maryland. It was the first training school for teachers in the state and has evolved over the years to become a four-year university. It now enrolls over 20,000 students each year, making it one of the largest public universities in the state. Towson University was ranked the 8th-best public university in the Universities-Master's category. It has also been recognized in numerous rankings over the years, including receiving recognition for offering the best value for public colleges.

Prospective nursing students can earn degrees through four different nursing programs. Undergrad options include traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, and RN to BSN programs, which were accredited by the CCNE in 2001. There is also a CCNE-accredited MSN program for those that already have a BSN. The BSN program requires students to first complete a minimum of 42 undergraduate credits, including 3 laboratory science prerequisites. After these prerequisites are met, students may apply for admission to the BSN program. The school has a 91.22% NCLEX-RN exam pass rate, which exceeds the state average. Students will receive clinical experience through partnerships with Johns Hopkins Hospital and the University of Maryland Medical Center.


Campus LocaleCity: Small
Student to Faculty Ratio17:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate85%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. MSN
  3. Accelerated BSN
  4. RN to BSN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 241
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 1
Nursing Education Postbaccalaureate certificate 17
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 0
Nursing Practice Master's degree 20

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Towson University

Morgan State University
3.68 miles away
Coppin State University
6.19 miles away
University of Maryland Baltimore
7.04 miles away
Bowie State University
27.06 miles away
University of Maryland-College Park
33.15 miles away
University of Maryland-University College
33.51 miles away
University of the District of Columbia
39.4 miles away
Millersville University of Pennsylvania
43.96 miles away
American International Institute of Health
44.62 miles away
Lincoln University
46.3 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
01/01/1949 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/21/2001 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/21/2004 - Current



Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading490 to 580
SAT: Math490 to 580
SAT: Writing490 to 580
ACT Composite21 to 25
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Cost (Net Price)


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$10,161
30k to 48k$12,151
48k to 75k$16,901
75k to 110k$20,975
Over 110k$22,033
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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

FNSNA Promise of Nursing Scholarships

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McKesson Scholarships

This scholarship open to all students attending accredited nursing program in selected regions such as Louisiana, Maryland, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas [...]

Hal and Jo Cohen Graduate Nursing Faculty Scholarship

The Hal and Jo Cohen Graduate Nursing Faculty Scholarship (Graduate Nursing Faculty Scholarship) is provided by the Nurse Support Program (NSP II) aiming to expand the pool of nurses in [...]

Towson University Foundation Scholarship

Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be a continuing student. Selection is based on merit. Scholarship awarded in spring semester. Essay required.

State Nursing Scholarship

Applicant must be a Maryland resident, have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA, and enroll for at least six credits in a nursing program at a Maryland school.

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Maryland state board of nursing
Towson University
8000 York Rd
Towson, MD 21252

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