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Teachers College at Columbia University Overview

Teachers College at Columbia University is a private not-for-profit institution located in New York, New York. New York is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is Teachers College at Columbia University Known For?

  • The 2% student loan default rate at Teachers College is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The highest award offered at Teachers College is the doctor's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 38% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Teachers College makes roughly $73,400 a year. This is 80% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

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Teachers College at Columbia University Rankings

We have ranked Teachers College as #164 out of 2,320 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. Teachers College also holds the #19 spot on the Best Colleges in New York ranking.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Teachers College has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#16 Best Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#66 Best Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#104 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Teachers College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Teaching English or French Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Health Professions Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Educational Assessment Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Child Development & Psychology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Communication Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Best Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Best Instructional Media Design Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Best Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Best Psychology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Teachers College at Columbia University?

Location of Teachers College at Columbia University

Contact details for Teachers College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 525 W 120Th St, New York, NY 10027
Phone: 212-678-3000
Website: www.tc.columbia.edu

How Do I Get Into Teachers College?

You can apply to Teachers College online at: https://apply.tc.edu/apply/

Can I Afford Teachers College at Columbia University?

2.0% Loan Default Rate

The student loan default rate at Teachers College is 2.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Online Learning at Teachers College at Columbia University

152 Took All Classes Online
648 Took At Least One Class Online
15.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 648 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Teachers College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 85th most popular in New York for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Teachers College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Teachers College at Columbia University was 15.6%. This is the #1,056 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Teachers College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Teachers College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Nursing 27%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Teachers College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Teachers College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Public Health #35
Teacher Education Subject Specific #70
Education #260
Health Professions #348

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Teachers College at Columbia University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 3 431 16 450
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 290 72 362
Educational Administration 0 209 7 216
Communication Sciences 36 65 2 103
Child Development & Psychology 0 85 14 99
International Education 0 88 6 94
Behavioral Science 0 86 0 86
Instructional Media Design 0 69 6 75
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 46 15 61
Curriculum & Instruction 0 51 9 60
Special Education 0 50 8 58
Multilingual Education 1 37 0 38
Teaching English or French 0 36 2 38
Sociology 0 35 2 37
Public Policy 0 34 0 34
Educational Assessment 0 28 5 33
Arts & Media Management 0 31 0 31
Economics 0 22 5 27
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 15 6 21
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 19 2 21
Education Philosophy 0 14 4 18
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 15 0 15
Student Counseling 3 8 0 11
Nursing 1 6 4 11
Political Science & Government 0 9 1 10
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 9 0 0 9
Anthropology 0 7 2 9
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 1 4 5
Public Health 0 4 0 4
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 0 0
Other Education 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 53 1,791 192 2,036

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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