TOWSON, Md. - Towson University is named one of the 100 "best values in public colleges" according to Kiplinger's Personal Finance.
For the fifth consecutive year, Towson University has been included on the list by the financial magazine who rate four-year colleges that deliver a quality education at an affordable price.
Tuition at private colleges has cost an average of $40,917 a year, comparing to Towson's current tuition and fees of $8,400 for Maryland residents and more than $20,000 for out-of-state students.
"At Towson we strive to offer our students the highest quality of education at an affordable price. It is an honor to be recognized by Kiplinger's for those efforts," said President Maravene Loeschke in a statement.
More than 500 public schools are analyzed for its academic qualities including admissions, retention rates, student-faculty ratios, test scores of incoming freshmen and graduation rates.
The list also analyzes the total cost and financial aid availability.