Thank you to everyone who submitted answers to our #TU150 Trivia Challenge. Listed below are the questions along with the answers.

Q: TU has a significant impact on Maryland’s economy. Most TU graduates live in Maryland, where they continue to work and pay taxes. And for every graduate nearly 22 jobs are retained across the state. What percentage of TU students remain in Maryland after graduating?

A: 80%

Q: Since opening in 1866, TU has been the largest producer of teachers in Maryland. Over the last few decades though, course offerings have been diversified and STEM-related degrees now make up about 15% of our graduates. In 2014 what was the average wage of a TU STEM graduate?

A: $75,432

Q: TU generates significant tax revenues that help to fund schools, infrastructure, and economic development across Maryland. Since opening in 1866, how much in tax revenues has been generated by TU?

A: almost $2.2 billion

Q: TU started out as a preparatory school for teachers in rented space in Baltimore. TU now calls 329 acres in Towson home. How many names has TU had since opening in 1866?

A: Five

Bonus: Can you name all five?

A: Maryland State Normal School, Maryland State Teacher’s College at Towson, Towson State College, Towson State University, Towson University

The Winners

Ana Morales, Towson University student (Bose QC25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones)

Noah Day, Towson University student (Mophie Juice Pak Plus)

Neal Lichter, Towson University alumni ($75 Amazon gift card)

We want you to get in on the fun of celebrating Towson University’s 150th Anniversary. All you have to do is answer four trivia questions related to the impact Towson University has had on Maryland since opening in 1866.

WHO: You (Yes, you.)
WHAT: #TU150 Trivia Challenge (Who doesn’t like trivia?)
WHEN: October 19 – November 15 (Winners will be announced November 17)
WHERE: This web page (You just need to be somewhere with an internet access.)
WHY: Because you love Towson University! (And you can win prizes.)
HOW: Visit this page and answer one question each week. At the end of the four weeks, the people who answered all four questions correctly will be entered into a drawing to win prizes. (Did somebody say prizes? See below.)


PrizeBose PrizeMophie PrizeAmazon
Bose QC25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones Mophie Juice Pack Plus $75 Amazon Gift Card

If you win, you will be contacted via the email provided to claim your prize.