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Towson University College of Business & Economics


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8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252
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Tuition & Fees In-State: $40,800*

Tuition & Fees Out-of-State: $97,392*

Average Debt: 24,031

International: 1%

Minority: 42%

First generation college students: 31%

Acceptance Rate: 67%

Acceptance Rate Transfers: Not Reported%

Average SAT: 1,130

Average ACT: 22

Average GPA: 3.85

HS Class Top Ten: 13%**

*The total cost of the degree over four years for the most recent graduating class inclusive of school fees, room, board, or living expenses.

** HS Class Top Ten is the percent of the student population that graduated high school in the top ten percent of their class.

*** Please note that these statistics are provided for the business school major only whenever possible. If a school does not track these statistics separately, then the university-wide statistics are provided.

Towson University’s business school ranked 66th in the 2023 Poets&Quants Undergraduate Business Schools ranking, down two spots from the school’s inaugural place in the 2022 list. The Baltimore-area B-school ranked 76th in academic experience, 74th in admissions standards, and 41st in career outcomes.

Towson reports a 67% acceptance rate in 2022, exactly the same as 2021; of 406 applications to the Class of 2026, Towson admitted 272. The school has a current enrollment of 2,798.

New Towson students report an average SAT score of 1130 and an average ACT of 22. Thirteen percent of the new class graduated in the top 10% of its high school class. Average GPA for the new Towson class is 3.85.


Towson’s undergraduate business program is AACSB-certified. It boasts an average class size of 30 “that allows for greater interaction with professors and classmates,” and certifications for high-demand software skills built into its courses. The school also offers abundant experiential learning opportunities such as “case competitions, service learning projects and internships to sharpen your knowledge and skills and enhance your résumé,” as well as “the opportunity to work with industry-leading technology from Bloomberg, SAP, Microsoft and more.”

Thirty-one percent of Towson’s latest class are first-generation college students, and 42% are under-represented minorities. Forty percent are women.

Scholarship awards, given based on need and merit, were received by 56% of the new class, at an average of just over $11K. Tuition is $40,800 for in-state students and $97,392 for out-of-staters; estimated total cost for the former is $111,114. Fifty percent of Towson grads report having student debt at an average amount of just over $24K.

But Towson grads get jobs to help them pay off that debt: The last two classes averaged 88% internships and more than 96% employment, with average salaries for the latter eclipsing $56K.