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Teachers College at Columbia University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in New York, New York. The city atmosphere of New York makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Teachers College at Columbia University Rankings

Teachers College is ranked #53 out of 545 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. Teachers College also holds the #4 spot on the Best Colleges in New York ranking.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Teachers College has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#10 Most Popular Teaching Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Most Popular Teaching Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Best Teaching Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Best Teaching Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Teachers College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Teaching English or French Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Teacher Education Subject Specific Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular International Education Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Educational Assessment Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Multilingual Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Best Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Best Instructional Media Design Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#37 Best Curriculum & Instruction Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Teachers College at Columbia University?

Location of Teachers College at Columbia University

Contact details for Teachers College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 525 W 120Th St, New York, NY 10027
Phone: 212-678-3000
Website: www.tc.columbia.edu

How Do I Get Into Teachers College?

You can apply to Teachers College online at: https://apply.tc.edu/apply/

Can I Afford Teachers College at Columbia University?

2.0% Loan Default Rate

The student loan default rate at Teachers College is 2.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Online Learning at Teachers College at Columbia University

152 Took All Classes Online
648 Took At Least One Class Online
15.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 648 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Teachers College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 31st most popular in New York for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Teachers College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Teachers College at Columbia University was 15.6%. This is the #718 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Teachers College regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Teachers College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Teachers College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Computer Teacher Education #5
Teacher Education Subject Specific #70

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Teachers College at Columbia University Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0 155 4 159
International & Comparative Education 0 88 6 94
Educational/Instructional Technology 0 69 6 75
English & Language Arts Education 0 56 10 66
Curriculum & Instruction 0 51 9 60
Music Education 0 49 9 58
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 0 54 3 57
Mathematics Education 0 24 15 39
Reading Teacher Education 0 39 0 39
Bilingual & Multilingual Education 1 37 0 38
Social Studies Education 0 36 2 38
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 0 36 2 38
Educational Statistics & Research Methods 0 28 5 33
Health Education 0 12 19 31
Art Education 0 24 5 29
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching 0 20 7 27
Adult & Continuing Education 0 13 14 27
Elementary Education 0 24 0 24
Social & Philosophical Foundations of Education 0 14 4 18
Other Special Education & Teaching 0 11 5 16
Biology Education 0 12 0 12
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs 0 11 0 11
Science Education 0 5 5 10
Early Childhood Education 0 9 1 10
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation 0 6 3 9
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services 0 8 0 8
Computer Teacher Education 0 8 0 8
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Secondary Special Education Programs 0 7 0 7
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities 0 7 0 7
Education of the Deaf 0 3 0 3
Other Student Counseling & Personnel Services 3 0 0 3
Chemistry Education 0 3 0 3
Elementary Special Education 0 2 0 2
General Special Education 0 2 0 2
Education/Teaching of the Gifted & Talented 0 1 0 1
Earth Science Teacher Education 0 1 0 1
Physics Education 0 1 0 1
Other Education 0 0 0 0
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Orthopedic & Other Physical Health Impairments 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 4 926 134 1,064

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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