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Study at 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.

Profile of Touro College

Touro College is found in New York, NY. New York is a large city. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Master s degree at Touro College.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in medicine and education and teaching.

Touro College Selectivity

Admission to Touro College is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.


Touro College has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student enrolment

Students numbered 17,129 in 2007 at Touro College. The school has a large minority student population. A large number of students at Touro College are 40 years old or older.

Student Life

A lot of students at the school attend part-time.

Touro College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching2,135special ed, education, elementary/middle school admin, ESL instruction, education courses, multilingual education, higher education administration
Business and Management 1,618business management, accounting, finance, banking
Medicine1,025health professions, osteopathic medicine, public health courses
Liberal Arts 925liberal arts and sciences, area and Cultural studies, social services, political science, American history, history, English literature, economics, . . .
Therapy and Counseling361 psychology, physical therapy, school psychology, physical therapist assistant
Family and Social Work 334community organization
Medical Support and Technology293physician assistant, audiology and speech pathology
Computer Science and Engineering259 computer and info science
Law231law, legal professions
Media57digital communications
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy38occupational therapy, occupational therapist assistant
Science36biology, biological and physical sciences
Mathematics13 mathematics
Medical Adminstration12 medical records admin
Security and Law Enforcement 6criminal justice and safety
Engineering0biomedical engineering

Contact: Touro College

Touro College

27-33 W 23rd St

New York, NY 10010

General Phone: (212) 463-0400


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