Why Recruit TC Students?

Why Recruit TC Students?

Thank you for your interest in connecting with the exceptional student and alumni talent at Teachers College, Columbia University. We are extremely proud of the numerous program offerings that prepare our graduates to become innovators and leaders. Our focus on a rigorous and diverse education encompassing the health, education, leadership, and psychology sectors encourages our students to think critically and ultimately transform theory into practice, in an ever-changing and challenging world.


Students in Class

Our Student Body

  • Teachers College continues to be ranked among the nation’s 10 best by US News and World Report
  • Over 5,000 current students studying in the areas of Education, Health, Psychology, and Leadership
  • 70% Masters Students; 24% Doctoral Students, 6% Other
  • 77% Female; 23% Male
  • 45% Ethnic/Racial Minority
  • 47 states represented
  • 73 countries represented
  • 90,000+ alumni
  • Approximately 75% of incoming students have at least a year of professional work experience
  • Nearly 50% of our graduates in 2018 reported they participated in one or more internships during their time at TC. *Does not include Student Teaching
  • 38% attend TC to advance their current career

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Areas of Study

Teachers College, Columbia University offers more than 100 academic programs that prepare graduates in a wide range of professional fields. View our programs:


TC graduates apply their work in diverse industries such as:

  • Education (PreK-12 and Higher Education)
  • Healthcare
  • Human Resources & Consulting
  • International Affairs
  • Learning Analytics & Educational Technology 
  • Media & Communications Arts
  • Non- Profit Organizations
  • Policy & Advocacy
  • Psychology
Students meet with recruiters at a career fair

How Employers Can Connect with TC Talent

  • Our Career Resources Portal, a free online job/internship database – post your open roles to be viewed by TC students and alumni 
  • Employer Meet & Greets - twice monthly opportunities to connect with the TC community while showcasing your organization and opportunities
  • Career Fairs & Networking Events - biannual events to meet student and alumni candidates for your open roles

Email employmentpartnerships@tc.columbia.edu to find out more.


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