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Touro University is a private, non-profit institution that confers degrees that range from a <1 year certificate all the way to doctoral degrees. It has a religious affiliation with Judaism, making it one of few such schools in America. With a home campus in the Manhattan borough of New York City, Touro is in the thick of the nation's most bustling and vibrant urban economy. Students also find that there are campuses elsewhere in the greater NYC area as well as Illinois, California, Germany, Israel, and online.
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Overview of Touro University
Touro takes advantage of its multiple locations to create a diversified approach to higher education. There is a college for men only, as well as one for women. Students also find many different academic centers such as the college of arts and sciences, school of career and applied studies, college of pharmacy, the law center, and many different graduate schools.
Essentially, Touro is a commuter college that does not provide on-campus living, a recreation center, or student organizations. However, students can find wellness and counseling resources, programs for veterans, and services for disabled students. Thus, Touro students are primarily focused on their education and less interested in traditional collegiate activities. This makes for a diversified student body and still allows students to make connections with their peers and even find lifelong friends that create a strong professional network and produce success for all.
|School Type||Private not-for-profit|
|Campus Setting||City: Large|
|Student Faculty Ratio||10:1|
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Touro University Acceptance Rate and Admissions
|High School GPA||Recommended|
|High School Rank||NA|
|High School Transcripts||Recommended|
|College Prep Courses||NA|
|Formal demonstration of competencies||Required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)||Recommended|
|Common Application Accepted||Yes|
TC Tuition Cost & Financial Aid
Touro University is a private institution that is not funded by any of the states where it has a campus. Thus, its tuition rates cannot be expected to be competitive with its public counterparts. However, since Touro doesn't support all the campus attractions that fill so many campuses, students can be assured that their dollars go to pay faculty and to support purely academic pursuits. Thus, the $21,000 gross cost of tuition, books, and other academic costs may be seen as having more value than the same amount spent elsewhere. Since some campuses offer dorms, Tuoro lists living expenses of around $18,000 for on-campus living. The gross costs for a year at Touro University are $39,000.
However, the financial aid office can mitigate some of these costs. Indeed, once they apply all applicable grants, scholarships, and other aid, the average net cost falls to a mere $23,000. For the lowest income households, the average net cost is $20,000, and families with income in excess of $110,001 see net costs of under $28,000.
|Average net price||2020-2021|
|Average Total Aid||$9,787|
|Students Receiving Financial Aid||89%|
|Room & Board||$12,774|
- Tuition In-State - $20,750
- Tuition Out-of-State - $20,750
- Books and Supplies - $860
- Room & Board - $12,774
- Other - $5,152
Touro offers students a lot of flexible options for their education. There are a number of campuses throughout the NYC area as well as elsewhere in the nation, world, and online. Since the school is focused solely on education, with few resources allocated to student life matters, their commuting students can focus on what matters most: academics.
To evaluate Touro's academics, researchers took a look at the school's retention rate, graduation rate, and more. The retention rate is a measure of how many first-time, full-time students return to Touro for a second year. A high retention rate indicates great confidence in the curriculum, faculty, and even how the courses are scheduled. Since Touro reports an 87% retention rate, you can assume that students found everything they needed to keep them coming back in the following year.
The school also reports a 62% overall graduation rate, which is competitive with most any university nationwide. On top of that, the school posts a 13% transfer rate. Since transfer students usually move to another school for academic reasons, they may be motivated enough to complete a degree at their new institution. Thus, Touro may actually prepare up 75% of its students for academic success and graduation, though not all of them graduate here.
This academic success is probably due to many factors. However, one statistic stuck out to researchers: the student-to-faculty ratio. Touro boasts a phenomenal 10 to 1 ratio, which is particularly low and further emphasizes how it is focused exclusively on academics and the long-term success of students.
Student Population Total
Student Population 11,222
Most Popular Programs & Majors
(# of Diplomas Awarded by Subject)
|All Psychology Majors||314 Total Graduates / 23%|
|Psychology, General||314 Graduates|
|Health Professions and Related Programs||302 Total Graduates / 22%|
|Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General||247 Graduates|
|Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse||55 Graduates|
|All Business Majors||229 Total Graduates / 17%|
|Business Administration and Management, General||72 Graduates|
|Marketing/Marketing Management, General||61 Graduates|
|Finance, General||33 Graduates|
|Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies||171 Total Graduates / 12%|
|Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General||171 Graduates|
|All Biological & Biomedical Majors||147 Total Graduates / 11%|
|Biology/Biological Sciences, General||147 Graduates|
|All Other Diplomas||16%|
Outcome & Salary
Though Touro has many campuses under its umbrella, researchers looked at their Manhattan outpost to see how well its graduates fared after graduation. Alumni were asked to respond to a voluntary survey with their salary and other data.
The top earning graduates were found to be the registered nursing students, who reported a median salary of $85,000. The lowest earning graduates in the top five were biology students, with a median income of $36,000. Other top earning degrees were accounting students with a median salary of $72,000 and interdisciplinary studies majors, who reported a median salary of $43,000.
|College Grads Early Career Salary||$62,100|
|College Grads Average Salary||$73,000|
|College Grads Mid Career Salary||$104,200|
|Return on Investment (ROI)|
|10 Year Salary Earnings Potential||$730,000|
|20 Year Salary Earnings Potential||$1,772,000|
|Cost of Education (Net Price) 4 Year||$92,152|
|10 Year Projected ROI||$637,848|
|20 Year Projected ROI||$1,679,848|
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|National Average Salary||$38,792|
|10 Year Projected Income||$387,920|
|20 Year Projected Income||$775,840|
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