Towson University first started operating as a training school for teachers in 1866. Since then it has grown to become a 4-year degree granting institution, organized into 8 colleges. Towson is the second largest public university in Maryland and receives about 20,000 students per year. The school has made available more than 100 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in the liberal arts and sciences and applied professional fields. Another distinctive feature of the school is that it is known to bring together research-based learning with practical application. Towson has also... See full description.