Teachers College At Columbia University

Teachers College At Columbia University

The Teachers College at Columbia University is a top ranked graduate school of education in New York, New York. It was established in 1887 by philanthropist Grace Hoadley Dodge and philosopher Nicholas Murray Butler. The university was founded with the intention to provide a new kind of schooling for teachers of the poor children of New York City.

U.S. News & World Report's 2009 edition ranked the Teachers College at Columbia University the No. 4 Graduate School of Education in the United States. The college offers an array of degrees and certificates in education. The campus is home to several clubs and organizations, which include the Association of Multilingual Education Scholars, the Organizational Leadership Association and the Student Advocates for the Arts.

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525 W 120th St
New York , NY 10027
General Phone: (212) 678-3000

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Teachers College at Columbia University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching1,146multilingual education, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, special ed administration, adult ed administration, higher education administration, instructional media design, educational statistics, comparative education, ...
Therapy and Counseling396clinical psychology, counseling psychology, child psychology, organizational psychology, social psychology, school psychology, educational psychology, psychology courses
Liberal Arts127linguistics, Spanish language, English, speech and rhetoric, interdisciplinary studies, social services, anthropology, political science, sociology ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine39various nursing
Drama and Performing Arts24dance, various performing arts
Family and Social Work17food and nutrition
Computer Science and Engineering12computer support
Media9media studies
Science7exercise physiology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy1exercise science
Religion and Philosophy1religion

Number of programs and degrees for Teachers College at Columbia University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree1,56560
Doctor's degree21454

Teachers College at Columbia University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Teachers College at Columbia University had a total enrollment of 4,996 students (3,521 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Graduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 49%
Black 9%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 12%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 15%
(Foreign Students) 9%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
20-21 0%
22-24 20%
25-29 32%
30-34 18%
35-39 10%
40-49 10%
50-64 6%
65+ 1%

Teachers College at Columbia University Room and Board (2007)

Teachers College at Columbia University offers campus housing for 600 of its 3,521 (full-time) students.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Teachers College at Columbia University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
Room charge $ 8,500

Financial Aid:
Teachers College at Columbia University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 397900)

Teachers College at Columbia University Faculty

Teachers College at Columbia University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track710
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2560

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year40$140,73435$133,077
Associate professoracademic year22$103,57930$101,755
Assistant professoracademic year10$89,84020$75,503
Instructoracademic year5$48,48214$37,110
Lectureracademic year7$60,80225$63,888
No academic rankacademic year0*1*
All faculty totalacademic year84$112,792125$91,228

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

Teachers College at Columbia University Degree Programs (2007)

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Visual and Performing Arts, Other

Education And Teaching
Administration of Special Education
Adult and Continuing Education Administration
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, Other
Education/Teaching Individuals - Early Childhood Spec Ed Pgms
Education/Teaching Individuals - Hearing Impairments
Education/Teaching Individuals - Orthopedic/Oth Phys Impairments
Education/Teaching Individuals - Specific Learning Disabilities
Education/Teaching Individuals - Vision Impairments/ Blindness
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational Statistics and Research Methods
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
International and Comparative Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Family And Social Work
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Communication and Media Studies, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing, Other

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Exercise Physiology

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Counseling Psychology
Developmental and Child Psychology
Educational Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Psychology, Other
School Psychology
Social Psychology

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