Towson school information

IndexTowsonMarylandNational
Average Test Scores57%41%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:116:116:1
Total public schools41,16379,221
Total private schools767424,874
Total post-secondary schools51127,963
The Towson, MD educational system consists of 4 public schools, 7 private schools and 5 post-secondary schools. Towson public schools have average test scores of 57% which is 36% higher than than the Maryland average and 15% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Towson public schools is 15:1, compared to 16:1 in Maryland and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 94.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 94.0% have completed high school, 62.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 11.7% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Towson are 15% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 4 public schools in Towson.
  • 94.5% of people in Towson have completed 8th grade.
  • 94.0% of people in Towson have completed high school.
  • 62.6% of people in Towson have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Towson

IndexTowsonMarylandNational
Completed 8th grade94.5%87.5%84.3%
Completed high school94.0%86.5%83.0%
Completed some college81.2%64.2%59.4%
Completed associate degree67.9%44.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors62.6%38.4%30.3%
Completed masters32.7%17.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree11.7%5.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate5.0%2.5%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Towson (high school & post-secondary)

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Source: The Towson, MD education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.