Towson University

Towson University (TU or Towson) is a public university in Towson, Maryland. Founded in 1866 as Maryland's first training school for teachers, Towson University is a part of the University System of Maryland. Since its founding, the university has evolved into eight subsidiary colleges with over 20,000 students. Its 329-acre campus is situated in Baltimore County, Maryland eight miles north of downtown Baltimore. Towson is one of the largest public universities in Maryland and still produces the most teachers of any university in the state.

Towson University
Former name
Maryland State Normal School (1866–1935)
Maryland State Teachers College at Towson (1935–1963)
Towson State College (1963–1976)
Towson State University (1976–1997)[1]
TypePublic university
EstablishedDecember 8, 1866; 156 years ago (1866-12-08)[2]
Parent institution
University System of Maryland
Academic affiliations
Endowment$87.8 million (Towson University, 2019)[3]
Budget$537 million[4]
PresidentDr. Melanie Perreault
ProvostCynthia Cooper (acting)
Academic staff
Location, ,
United States

39°23′40″N 76°36′30″W
CampusSuburban, 329 acres (1.33 km2)[6]
ColorsBlack and Gold[7]
Sporting affiliations
NCAA Division ICAA
MascotDoc the Tiger

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