Touro College

Touro College

Touro College is a Jewish-sponsored independent institution of higher and professional education in New York City, United States. It was chartered by the Board of Regents of the State of New York in June 1970. The College was opened with a class of 35 Liberal Arts and Sciences students in 1971 by Dr. Bernard Lander, the founding president. It was primarily established to enrich the Jewish heritage. Touro College is named after Judah Touro and Isaac Touro, Jewish community leaders of colonial America, who represent the ideals upon which the College bases its mission.

Touro College enrolls more than 21,000 students in its various schools and divisions. The college has demonstrated significant growth since its inception. It offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse fields of study.

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Contacting Touro College

Touro College
27-33 W 23rd St
New York , NY 10010
General Phone: (212) 463-0400

Touro College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching1,906education, multilingual education, higher education administration, elementary/middle school admin, special ed, ESL instruction, education courses
Liberal Arts889area and Cultural studies, English, English literature, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, social services, economics, political science, sociology, ...
Business and Management487business management, accounting, finance, banking
Therapy and Counseling403psychology, school psychology, psychology courses, physical therapist assistant, mental health counseling, physical therapy
Family and Social Work340community organization, social work
Medicine334osteopathic medicine, public health courses, health professions
Medical Support and Technology312audiology and speech pathology, physician assistant
Law212law, legal professions
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy69occupational therapist assistant, occupational therapy
Computer Science and Engineering65computer and info science
Nursing and Emergency Medicine64registered nursing
Media45digital communications
Science43biology, biological and physical sciences
Security and Law Enforcement4criminal justice and safety
Medical Administration1medical records admin

Number of programs and degrees for Touro College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,52624
Master's degree2,34123
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years905
Associate's degree7958
Doctor's degree - professional practice4353

Touro College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Touro College had a total enrollment of 17,129 students (13,393 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 32%
Women 68%
Full-Time 89%
Part-Time 11%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 48%
Graduate 52%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 47%
Black 14%
Hispanic 11%
Asian 6%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 22%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 8%
20-21 10%
22-24 18%
25-29 23%
30-34 12%
35-39 8%
40-49 12%
50-64 8%
65+ 0%

Touro College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 79 %
Part-Time 53 %

Touro College Room and Board (2007)

Touro College offers campus housing for 120 of its 13,393 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(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.

Touro College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrecommended
College Prep Programnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended

Touro College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 14,200
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 14,200
Room and board $ 6,250
Room charge $ 6,250
Books and supplies $ 900
Other expenses $ 2,820

Financial Aid:
Touro College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 1014200)

Touro College Faculty

Touro 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 year3$116,9653$130,232
Associate professorcalendar year7$69,28712$86,180
Assistant professorcalendar year13$97,80531$81,452
Instructorcalendar year0*4$69,840
All faculty totalcalendar year23$91,62450$84,584

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year39$113,64213$130,455
Associate professoracademic year54$76,14351$74,307
Assistant professoracademic year73$60,26771$63,436
Instructoracademic year53$52,22348$38,288
Lectureracademic year23$38,74429$40,472
All faculty totalacademic year242$68,604212$61,326

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

Touro College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Banking and Financial Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Education And Teaching
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
Education, General
Education, Other
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Family And Social Work
Community Organization and Advocacy
Social Work

Law (LLB, JD)
Legal Professions and Studies, Other

Liberal Arts
American History (United States)
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies, Other
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
English Literature (British and Commonwealth)
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General

Mathematics, General

Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Physician Assistant

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopathy (DO)
Public Health, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Occupational Therapist Assistant
Occupational Therapy/Therapist

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
Physical Therapist Assistant
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other
School Psychology

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