The Student Achievement Measure is supported by six sponsoring associations, working together to provide a more comprehensive and accurate picture of student progress and completion as students move across institutions and state boundaries.

Towson University

Founded in 1866, Towson University is recognized as one of the nation's best regional public universities, offering more than 100 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in the liberal arts and sciences, and applied professional fields. Located in suburban Towson, eight miles north of Baltimore, our beautifully landscaped, 328-acre setting offers a pleasant environment for study and a diverse campus life, as well as easy access to a wealth of university and community resources. Towson University's educational experience branches out to off-campus locations throughout Maryland, including a number of online options. With over 22,000 students, Towson University is among the largest public universities in Maryland. As a metropolitan university, Towson combines research-based learning with practical application. Our many interdisciplinary partnerships with public and private organizations throughout Maryland provide opportunities for research, internships and jobs. Towson University is a founding member of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU).
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 2,395

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70%
12%
3%
5%
10%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
67%
10%
7%
7%
9%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
45%
6%
31%
11%
7%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Transferred & Graduated: Other Institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred & Enrolled: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Full-time Bachelor's Degree model tracks a group of students who started a bachelor's degree program at Towson University in the Fall of 2009. The students' progress toward a degree is reported within 4, 5, and 6 years. The same group of students is included in the results for every year.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from Towson University are represented by the darker purple bar with the solid black bar underneath (). (This section of the chart Within 6 Years is approximately the same as the federal graduation rate, but it may differ slightly for each institution.)
  • Students who started at Towson University and then transferred to and graduated from another institution are represented by the lighter purple bar with the white stripe underneath ()
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at Towson University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Towson University and then transferred to and are still enrolled at another institution are represented by the lighter aqua bar with the bottom white stripe ().
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

Towson University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
TOWSON UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2009 BY SUMMER 2015
 
2009-10
 
2010-11
 
2011-12
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2012-13
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2013-14
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2014-15
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Bachelor's degree from Towson University 0% 0% 1% 45% 67% 70%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Towson University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Towson University 0% 0% 1% 45% 67% 70%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 6% 10% 12%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 0% 6% 10% 12%
Enrolled at Towson University 98% 85% 77% 31% 7% 3%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 7% 12% 8% 4% 3%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 4% 4% 3% 3% 2%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 11% 16% 11% 7% 5%
Current Status Unknown 2% 4% 6% 7% 9% 10%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 1,418

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75%
5%
1%
3%
16%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
70%
3%
9%
5%
13%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
26%
60%
5%
9%
WITHIN 2 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Transferred & Graduated: Other Institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred & Enrolled: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Full-time Bachelor's Degree model tracks a group of students who started a bachelor's degree program at Towson University in the Fall of 2009. The students' progress toward a degree is reported within 4, 5, and 6 years. The same group of students is included in the results for every year.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from Towson University are represented by the darker purple bar with the solid black bar underneath (). (This section of the chart Within 6 Years is approximately the same as the federal graduation rate, but it may differ slightly for each institution.)
  • Students who started at Towson University and then transferred to and graduated from another institution are represented by the lighter purple bar with the white stripe underneath ()
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at Towson University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Towson University and then transferred to and are still enrolled at another institution are represented by the lighter aqua bar with the bottom white stripe ().
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

Towson University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
TOWSON UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2009 BY SUMMER 2015
 
2009-10
WITHIN 2 YEARS
2010-11
 
2011-12
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2012-13
 
2013-14
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2014-15
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Bachelor's degree from Towson University 1% 26% 58% 70% 74% 75%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Towson University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Towson University 1% 26% 58% 70% 74% 75%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 2% 3% 4% 5%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 2% 3% 4% 5%
Enrolled at Towson University 95% 60% 22% 9% 4% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 3% 4% 3% 2% 2%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 2% 2% 2% 2% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 5% 6% 5% 4% 3%
Current Status Unknown 4% 9% 12% 13% 14% 16%
Part-Time Transfer

Part-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2005

Number of students: 127

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50%
10%
2%
3%
35%
WITHIN 10 YEARS
49%
6%
4%
9%
32%
WITHIN 8 YEARS
44%
5%
8%
9%
34%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Transferred & Graduated: Other Institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred & Enrolled: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Full-time Bachelor's Degree model tracks a group of students who started a bachelor's degree program at Towson University in the Fall of 2005. The students' progress toward a degree is reported within 4, 5, and 6 years. The same group of students is included in the results for every year.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from Towson University are represented by the darker purple bar with the solid black bar underneath (). (This section of the chart Within 6 Years is approximately the same as the federal graduation rate, but it may differ slightly for each institution.)
  • Students who started at Towson University and then transferred to and graduated from another institution are represented by the lighter purple bar with the white stripe underneath ()
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at Towson University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Towson University and then transferred to and are still enrolled at another institution are represented by the lighter aqua bar with the bottom white stripe ().
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

Towson University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Part-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
TOWSON UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2005 BY SUMMER 2015
 
2005-06
 
2006-07
 
2007-08
 
2008-09
 
2009-10
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2010-11
 
2011-12
WITHIN 8 YEARS
2012-13
 
2013-14
WITHIN 10 YEARS
2014-15
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Bachelor's degree from Towson University 0% 6% 23% 32% 40% 44% 46% 49% 50% 50%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Towson University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Towson University 0% 6% 23% 32% 40% 44% 46% 49% 50% 50%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 3% 4% 5% 5% 6% 9% 10%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 1% 3% 4% 5% 5% 6% 9% 10%
Enrolled at Towson University 95% 61% 35% 24% 12% 8% 6% 4% 2% 2%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 4% 2% 4% 5% 3% 5% 6% 2% 1%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 5% 5% 8% 6% 6% 3% 3% 1% 2%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 9% 7% 12% 11% 9% 8% 9% 3% 3%
Current Status Unknown 5% 24% 34% 29% 33% 34% 35% 32% 36% 35%