Towson U or JHU? The Better Value From Money Magazine (BBJ Story)
Towson University offers prospective students and their families a better value for their money than Johns Hopkins University, according to a new report.
The Towson school took the statewide second-place title from Hopkins this year, in Money magazine's "Best Colleges for Your Money" annual rankings. Nationally, Towson University ranked at No. 107, while Johns Hopkins came in at No. 125. Last year, the schools ranked at No. 147 and No. 105, respectively. The cost of an education at Towson is about $45,500 cheaper than at Hopkins, according to the Money report, and the school has an acceptance rate of 77%, compared to Hopkins' 13%. Notably, though, Hopkins students report earning salaries that are more than $15,000 higher than those reported by Towson graduates in their early careers. The 2019 rankings also show Maryland's flagship public school still offers the greatest value-for-money among higher education institutions statewide. University of Maryland, College Park ranked at No. 43, the highest slot earned by any school in the state.