Teachers College at Columbia University Rankings

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#4368 of 14,131 In the World
#1220 of 2,597 In North America
#1145 of 2,496 In the United States
#114 of 221 In New York State
#42 of 92 In New York City

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Male:Female Ratio
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

Teachers College at Columbia University Acceptance rate and admissions statistics

We've calculated the 17% acceptance rate for Teachers College at Columbia University based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

1,323 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

294 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Enrollment demographics by race or ethnicity

White 1491 (33%)
Nonresident Alien 1368 (30%)
Asian 583 (13%)
Hispanic 474 (11%)
Black or African American 388 (9%)
Two or more races 110 (2%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 90 (2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 3 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 2 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Tuition and fees

Tuition in-district $34,434
Tuition in-state $34,434
Tuition out-of-state $34,434
Fee in-district $996
Fee in-state $996
Fee out-of-state $996

Room and board costs

Dormitory capacity 676
Combined charge for room and board $17,236
Room charge $16,116
Meal charge $1,120

Teachers College at Columbia University majors

Teachers College at Columbia University has granted 1,762 master's across 54 programs and 157 doctorate degrees across 34 programs. Below is a table with majors that lead to degrees at Teachers College at Columbia University.

Major Master Doctoral
Behavioral Sciences 298 7
Industrial and Organizational Psychology 93
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 85 2
Counseling Psychology 78 7
Educational & Instructional Technology 74 3
International and Comparative Education 69 8
Curriculum and Instruction 65 11
Music Teacher Education 73 3
Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist 59 1
Educational Statistics and Research Methods 53 1
School Psychology 49 5
English & Language Arts Teacher Education 48 5
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor 48
Higher Education & Higher Education Administration 42 2
Social Studies Teacher Education 39 4
Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology 38 3
Elementary Education and Teaching 38
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching 19 17
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics 28 8
Developmental and Child Psychology 35 1
Sociology, General 29 4
Reading Teacher Education 29
Health Teacher Education 14 13
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services 26
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 24 2
Mathematics Teacher Education 22 4
Behavioral Neuroscience 25
Education Policy Analysis 22 2
Linguistics 21 3
Education & Teaching of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities 23
Bilingual and Multilingual Education 21
Art Teacher Education 16 4
Special Education and Teaching, General 20
Educational Evaluation and Research 14 5
Nutrition Sciences 16 1
Anthropology, Other 13 3
Economics, Other 11 5
Education & Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs 16
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education 10 6
Education & Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness 10
Science Teacher Education & General Science Teacher Education 4 6
Chemistry Teacher Education 9
Nursing Education 2 6
Political Science and Government, Other 7
Computer Teacher Education 6
Public Health Education and Promotion 6
Biology Teacher Education 3
Social Psychology 2 1
Earth Science Teacher Education 2
Education & Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities 2
Education & Teaching of the Gifted and Talented 2
Fine and Studio Arts Management 2
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 2
Nursing Administration 2
Physics Teacher Education 1
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education & Fitness, General 1
Grand Total 1,762 157

Teachers College at Columbia University alumni

  1. Art Garfunkel

    Art Garfunkel
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    1941-.. (age 83)
    Enrolled in Teachers College at Columbia University
    1965-1967 graduated with Master of Arts in mathematics education
    singer-songwriteractortelevision actorsongwriterstreet artist

    Arthur Ira Garfunkel is an American singer, actor and poet who is best known for his partnership with Paul Simon in the folk rock duo Simon & Garfunkel. Born in Forest Hills, Queens, New York, Garfunkel became acquainted with Simon through an elementary school play, a production of Alice in Wonderland, and sought a partnership. Their combined presence in music began in the 1950s, and throughout the 1960s the duo of Simon & Garfunkel achieved great chart success with tracks such as "The Sound of Silence", "Mrs. Robinson" (written for the 1967 film The Graduate), "Scarborough Fair", "The Boxer" and "Bridge over Troubled Water". The latter song's title also served as the name of Simon & Garfunkel's final album in 1970. Simon & Garfunkel split for personal reasons, but the pair have occasionally reunited in the years since. Both men experienced success in solo careers in the years following the duo's breakup.

  2. Soon-Yi Previn

    Soon-Yi Previn
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    1970-.. (age 54)
    Enrolled in Teachers College at Columbia University
    Graduated with Master of Education in special education
    film actor

    Soon-Yi Previn is the adopted daughter of actress Mia Farrow and musician André Previn. She is married to filmmaker Woody Allen, with whom she has two adopted children.

  3. Carl Rogers

    Carl Rogers
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    1902-1987 (aged 85)
    non-fiction writerpsychotherapistpsychologist

    Carl Ransom Rogers was an American psychologist who was one of the founders of humanistic psychology and was known especially for his person-centered psychotherapy. Rogers is widely considered one of the founding fathers of psychotherapy research and was honored for his pioneering research with the Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions by the American Psychological Association (APA) in 1956.

  4. Shirley Chisholm

    Shirley Chisholm
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    1924-2005 (aged 81)
    Enrolled in Teachers College at Columbia University
    In 1951 graduated with Master of Arts in childhood pedagogy

    Shirley Anita Chisholm was an American politician who, in 1968, became the first black woman to be elected to the United States Congress. Chisholm represented New York's 12th congressional district, a district centered on Bedford–Stuyvesant, for seven terms from 1969 to 1983. In 1972, she became the first black candidate for a major-party nomination for President of the United States and the first woman to run for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination. Throughout her career, she was known for taking "a resolute stand against economic, social, and political injustices," as well as being a strong supporter of black civil rights and women's rights.

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General info

Alternative names Teachers College
Academic calendar September to May (September - December; January-May). Also Summer Term (May-August)
Total FTE staff 1,081
Carnegie classification Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity

Location and contacts

Address 525 W 120th St
New York, New York, 10027
United States
City population 8,804,000
Phone 2126783000