Technical Career Institutes (Closed 2017)

School Highlights
  • Technical Career Institutes serves 2,762 students (86% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is lower than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 51%.
  • Technical Career Institutes is one of 14 community colleges within New York County, NY.
  • The nearest community college to Technical Career Institutes is Fashion Institute of Technology (0.2 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 110 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Technical Career Institutes(NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty110 staff81 staff

Student Body

  • The student population of Technical Career Institutes has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Technical Career Institutes diversity score of 0.68 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment2,762 students1,701 students
Student:Teacher Ratio25:128:1
# Full-Time Students2,385 students1,163 students
# Part-Time Students377 students538 students
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Non Resident races
% Unknown races
Diversity Score0.680.69
College Completion Rate (Year 2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,800$35,200

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $13,540 is less than the state average of $16,236. The private state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$13,540$16,236
Tuition NotesNo cost to apply at
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (Year 2015)97%92%
Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2015)$18,937$13,006
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2015)$5,500$5,549
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • TCI is a degree-granting college committed to educating men and women interested in careers and further academic opportunities in Electronics and Computer Technologies, Accounting, office and new Media technologies and Climate Control and Building Maintenance technologies. Since its founding in 1909, TCI has achieved a reputation for excellence in technological education. Under the leadership of Nobel Prize recipient and founder Guglielmo Marconi, the Marconi Institute becomes a leading center for education and development in the communications industry. In 1919 its name changes to RCA Institutes. In 1974 the College's name is changed to Technical Career Institutes. Today TCI College serves more than 3,000 students through programs that focus on emerging technological fields. We collaborate closely with major New York City employers to develop programs that prepare students for the needs of today's business environment. TCI is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. TCI is accredited by the New York State Board of Regents and Commissioner of Education as well as Middle States Commission on Higher Education** which accredits NYS Colleges & Universities. For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at,

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