Towson is fortunate to be situated in the midst of two fine institutions of higher learning. The downtown business district is within walking distance from Goucher College and Towson University.
On its northern end, Goucher College’s 287-acre wooded campus is home to impressive facilities in technology, the sciences, and the arts. Goucher is a college of over 1,300 undergraduates and 1,000 students in graduate and professional studies programs from across the United States and many foreign countries.
Towson University, just south of the “Gateway to Towson,” was originally designated the Maryland State Normal School when it first opened its doors in 1866, with the mission of preparing teachers for Maryland’s public school system. Towson University enrolls over 13,000 full-time and over 2,300 part-time undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students. Thirty academic departments offer over 40 majors and 60 concentrations leading to the bachelor’s degree. The Graduate School offers 26 master’s degree programs.