Tri-State College Of Acupuncture

80 Eighth Ave Rm 400, New York
NY, 10011
Tel: (212)242-2255
108 students
Private for-profit
The Tri-State College of Acupuncture is dedicated to offering comprehensive training in meridian-based acupuncture within the context of a broader education in Classical Oriental Medicine. In order to pursue this vision, the College stands ready to fulfill a dual mission. First, the College shall strive to restore the meridian perspective and the central role of palpation to the training of acupuncturists, thereby representing a more classical approach within the field of American acupuncture. Second, the College shall preserve this central acupuncture perspective as it offers training in other areas of Oriental medicine, and fosters collaboration between Oriental medical and Western medical practitioners for the betterment of American health care.
School Highlights:
Tri-State College Of Acupuncture serves 108 students (83% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the state average of 44%.
Tri-State College Of Acupuncture is one of 17 community colleges within New York County, NY.
The nearest community college is Taylor Business Institute (New York) (0 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Tri-State College Of Acupuncture Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Public

Student Body

The student population of 108 teachers has declined by 38% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 70:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.25 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 21% over five years.
Total Enrollment
108 students
1,287 students
Tri-State College Of Acupuncture Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
90 students
832 students
Tri-State College Of Acupuncture Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 18 students
1,021 students
Tri-State College Of Acupuncture Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Tri-State College Of Acupuncture sch enrollment Tri-State College Of Acupuncture sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
Tri-State College Of Acupuncture Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
Tri-State College Of Acupuncture Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
Tri-State College Of Acupuncture Black (2006-2012)
% White
Tri-State College Of Acupuncture White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races"
- 2%
Tri-State College Of Acupuncture sch ethnicity Tri-State College Of Acupuncture sta ethnicity
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.25 0.45
Tri-State College Of Acupuncture Diversity Score (2006-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Established in 1979, the Tri-State College of Acupuncture (TSCA) is one of the oldest schools of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in the United States. Recognized internationally as one of the best acupuncture training institutes in the country, TSCA is dedicated to offering comprehensive training in three styles of acupuncture within the context of a broader education in Classical Oriental Medicine. The Tri-State College of Acupuncture offers a three-year combined Bachelor of Professional Studies/Master of Science degree in Acupuncture which is accredited by the ACAOM and leads to eligibility for licensure in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and most other states. TSCA also offers a two-year (550 hour) certificate program in Traditional Chinese Herbology. The Post-Graduate Institute offers professional and continuing education for licensed acupuncturists, certified physician acupuncturists and other licensed healthcare providers as indicated in each course's admission requirements. All of these courses meet NCCAOM standards for CEU credit for re-certification. TSCA boasts an exceptional faculty featuring Master Practitioners, each a leader with over 20 years of experience in the field of acupuncture and Oriental medicine. All TSCA faculty are, first and foremost, practitioners, the majority offering over a decade of experience each as health care providers and educators. The education at TSCA thus goes well beyond theory, informed directly by its faculty members' extensive clinical experience. The College is conveniently located in the heart of New York City at 80 Eighth Avenue (at 14th Street) between the famed Chelsea and Greenwich Village neighborhoods. The campus occupies a 9,500 square-foot space in a 24-hour/day access-overseen building. The facility, designed specifically for the school's unique program, includes large classrooms, a library with computer access, student lounges, a busy teaching clinic, a reception area/patient waiting room, a Chinese herbal pharmacy and dispensary, and administrative offices.

Nearby Schools:

Recent Articles
Community Colleges Prep for the Future by Focusing on STEM
Community Colleges Prep for the Future by Focusing on STEM
As careers in science, technology, engineering, and math become more prevalent, community colleges are shifting their focus to meet demand and secure their place in a rapidly changing educational landscape.
Community Colleges: Bigger Buck Bang than For-Profits
A recent study reveals that job applicants with a credential or associate’s degree from a community college have slightly better chances of getting a job interview than students who attend a for-profit college or university. Since community colleges are much more budget friendly than for-profit institutions and have much better job placement results, community colleges are a much better option for employment-minded students.
Freshman Year in College Looks More and More Like High School
Nearly 52 percent of community college students in the United States begin their freshman year in at least one remedial class. These courses, which help students acquire knowledge and skills they should have acquired in high school, do not count toward their degree requirements. As a result, students are taking longer than ever to obtain their degree, if they obtain one at all.