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TU Demographics & Diversity

Towson, Maryland

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at TU are primarily White with a smaller Black population. The school has medium racial diversity. 39% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Towson University students
Race Percent of Students
White 61%
Black 18%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 5%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 2%
Race Unknown 3%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 59% more female students than male students enrolled at Towson University with a gender ratio of 61% women to 39% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, TU has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Towson University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 39%
Women 61%
Enrollment by gender for Towson University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 7,642
Women 12,151

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

TU serves a very low number of students outside of Maryland, with 89 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Towson University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 89%
Out of State 8%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 2%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$80,470 per year

35% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 11.6%
Part time Undergrads 11.1%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=164076 IPEDS survey data for Towson University.