From Harford Community College:
Towson University and Harford Community College celebrated a ceremonial groundbreaking today, Thursday, May 30, establishing Towson University in Northeastern Maryland. TU and HCC have collaborated since 2006 on the innovative 2+2 program that will allow students to study two years at the community college level then finish their coursework toward a bachelor’s degree at Towson University in Northeastern Maryland.
University of Maryland Chancellor, William “Britt” Kirwan remarked that the motivation to build Towson University in Northeastern Maryland was fueled by an obligation and a desire to serve the needs of residents in the area who seek higher degrees. More than 70 percent of HCC students who choose to continue their education transfer to Towson University said TU president Maravene Loeschke.
The $28 million facility, which is expected to be completed in July of 2014, will make Towson’s programs easier to access for Harford County residents and will provide opportunities for study and workforce development in the region. The university expects 140 to 200 students in the fall 2014 class, with hopes to double that number the following year.
Undergraduate degree programs offered by TU in Northeastern Maryland include: Business Administration (management concentration), Information Technology, Integrated Early Childhood Education/Special Education, Psychology, and Sociology (criminal justice concentration).
Towson University in Northeastern Maryland will be administrated entirely by TU. Applicants will apply to TU and pay tuition to the university. Admissions requirements for TU in Northeastern Maryland will be the same as those for students who study in Towson.
In addition to classrooms, the 60,000 sq. ft. building will house wet labs, an auditorium, a library, a bookstore and a lactation room for nursing mothers.