Ner Israel Rabbinical College

Ner Israel Rabbinical College

Ner Israel Rabbinical College, also referred to as NIRC or Yeshivas Ner Yisroel, was established in 1933. Founded by Rabbi Yaakov Yitzchok Ruderman, the institute was named in honor of Rabbi Yisrael Lipkin Salanter, founder of the mussar movement. This Lithuanian-style Haredi Talmudic college in Baltimore, Maryland offers enrollment to only male students.

Ner Israel Rabbinical College's programs focus on rabbinic literature and Talmud texts. These courses lead to a Bachelor of Talmudic Law, Master of Talmudic Law, or Doctorate in Talmudic Law degree. The college also has a Machon program through which students are trained to become religious Jewish educators.

The student body of NIRC has representatives from foreign countries like Israel, Australia, Belgium, South Africa, England, and Russia. Among the notable alumni of the college are Rabbi Yochanan Zweig, Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshiva Bais Moshe Chaim; Rabbi Dr. Chaim Milikovsky, Dean, Talmudic studies, Bar-Ilan University; Rabbi Pesach Lerner, President, National Council of Young Israel; and Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, Chief Rabbi of Moscow.

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Ner Israel Rabbinical College
400 Mount Wilson Ln
Baltimore , MD 21208
General Phone: (410) 484-7200

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Ner Israel Rabbinical College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Religion and Philosophy70theology, rabinnical studies

Number of programs and degrees for Ner Israel Rabbinical College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree481
Master's degree121
Doctor's degree11
First-professional degree91

Ner Israel Rabbinical College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Ner Israel Rabbinical College had a total enrollment of 574 students (602 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 100%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 64%
Graduate 33%
First Professional 3%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 100%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 14%
20-21 41%
22-24 21%
25-29 12%
30-34 4%
35-39 3%
40-49 1%
50-64 0%

Ner Israel Rabbinical College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 91 %

Ner Israel Rabbinical College Room and Board (2007)

Ner Israel Rabbinical College offers campus housing for 450 of its 602 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Baltimore, Maryland for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Maryland Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Ner Israel Rabbinical College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Ner Israel Rabbinical College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 8,500
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,500
Room and board $ 8,000
Room charge $ 4,000
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,000
Books and supplies $ 500
Other expenses $ 1,100

Financial Aid:
Ner Israel Rabbinical College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 208700)

Ner Israel Rabbinical College Faculty

Ner Israel Rabbinical College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year18$56,4310*
All faculty totalcalendar year18$56,4310*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Ner Israel Rabbinical College Degree Programs (2007)

Religion And Philosophy
Rabbinical Studies (MHL/Rav)
Theology/Theological Studies

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