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Our Students, at a Glance

There are 5023 students enrolled at Teachers College. Approximately 77 percent are women, and among US Citizens, 13.3 percent are African American, 14.6 percent are Asian American, 13.5 percent are Hispanic / Latino/a, and 3.5 percent have identified with two or more ethnicities. The student body is composed of 20.2 percent international students from eighty-four different countries and nearly 80 percent domestic students from all fifty states and the District of Columbia.

College Profile 2016-2017

Total enrollment: 5023

New Degree Students: 1762
1398 Fall Enrollment 
364 Summer Enrollment

Degree Level

Masters:  3624/72.2%
Doctoral:  1302/25.9%
Non-degree:  97/1.9%


Full-time:  1484/29.5%
Part time:  3539/70.5%

Gender Diversity of Matriculated Students

Female:  3868/77%
Male:  1105/22%
No Answer: 50/1%

Among Domestic Students Only (Excludes International, Other and Unknown)

African-American:  516/13.3%
Asian-American:  564/14.6%
Latino/a:  522/13.5%
Native American:  7/0.2%
Two or More:  134/3.5%
Caucasian:  2121/54.9%
Other & Unknonwn: 143/2.9%

Among International Students Only (Excludes Other and Unknown)

International students: 1016/20.2%
Africa: 15/1.5%
Asia: 780/76.8%
Canada: 46/4.5%
Europe: 57/5.6%
Latin America & Caribbean: 82/8.1%
Middle East & North Africa: 36/3.5%


Median Student Age

30 years

Did You Know?

There are more than 5,000 students enrolled at Teachers College.

Columbia University Alma MaterIn 1898, Teachers College became affiliated with Columbia University as a professional school for the training of teachers while retaining its legal and financial independence. Later that year, Teachers College and Columbia University adopted an affiliation agreement.

Mary Adelaide Nutting TC was home to the first university-based instructional program for nursing educators and administrators, created by Mary Adelaide Nutting.

James Earl RussellThe field of comparative international education originated at TC, where James Earl Russell taught the world’s first course in foreign school system.

John DeweyIn 1904, John Dewey, influential proponent of the progressive education movement, joined the faculty.

There are nearly 5,400 students enrolled at Teachers College.

TC offers the world's first graduate program in Learning Analytics through an innovative curriculum dedicated to improving education through technology and data analysis.

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