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At a Glance

There are 5,205 students enrolled at Teachers College. Approximately 76 percent are women, and among US Citizens, 11.5 percent are African American, 14.2 percent are Asian American, 11.6 percent are Hispanic / Latino/a, and 4.0 percent have identified with two or more ethnicities. The student body is composed of 17.4 percent international students from eighty-one different countries and nearly 83 percent domestic students from forty-nine states and the District of Columbia.

College Profile 2013-2014

Total enrollment: 5205

New Degree Students: 1921
1390 Fall enrollment
531 Summer enrollment

Degree Level

Masters: 3611/69%
Doctoral: 1358/26%
Non-degree: 236/5%


Full-time: 1695/33%
Part-time: 3510/67%

Gender Diversity of Matriculated Students

Female: 3963/76%
Male: 1242/24%

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

US Citizens % Minority: 41.5%
African-American: 473/11.6%
Asian-American: 581/14.2%
Hispanic / Latino/a: 476/11.7%
Native American: 6/.15%
Two or More: 165/4.0%
Caucasian: 2395/58.5%

Among International Students Only (Excludes Other and Unknown)

International students: 861/17.4%
African/Caribbean/Black: 20/2.8%
Asian: 558/77.7%
Hispanic/Latino/a: 91/12.7%
Indigenous (Indian): 0
Two or More: 14/1.9%
White: 118/16.4%

Median Student Age

29 years

Did You Know?

There are nearly 5,400 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.

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