Tri-State College Of Acupuncture

80 Eighth Ave Rm 400
New York, NY 10011
Tel: (212)242-2255
114 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 114 students (82% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 3:1 is lower than the community college average of 28:1.
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Asian), which is more than the state average of 1%.
Tri-State College Of Acupuncture is one of 16 community colleges within New York County, NY.
The nearest community college is Globe Institute of Technology (0.00 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 35 teachers has grown by 191% over five years.
College Tri-State College Of Acupuncture Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Public
Total Faculty 35 staff
61 staff
Tri-State College Of Acupuncture Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 114 has declined by 30% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 3:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.50 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 31% over five years.
Total Enrollment 114 students 1,296 students
Tri-State College Of Acupuncture Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 3:1
Tri-State College Of Acupuncture Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 93 students
814 students
Tri-State College Of Acupuncture Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 21 students
1,040 students
Tri-State College Of Acupuncture Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Tri-State College Of Acupuncture Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Tri-State College Of Acupuncture Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Tri-State College Of Acupuncture Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Tri-State College Of Acupuncture Black (2006-2013)
% White
Tri-State College Of Acupuncture White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
Tri-State College Of Acupuncture Unknown (2008-2013)
Tri-State College Of Acupuncture Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.50 0.68
Tri-State College Of Acupuncture Diversity Score (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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.

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Did You Know?
For New York public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $13,944 per year for in-state students and $16,092 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,000 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

New York community colleges have a 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. of 0.66, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in New York is Berkeley College-New York. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.