Tri-State College Of Acupuncture

  • 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 110 students (86% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 3:1 is lower than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the state average of 51%.
  • Tri-State College Of Acupuncture is one of 14 community colleges within New York County, NY.
  • The nearest community college to Tri-State College Of Acupuncture is Globe Institute of Technology (0.0 miles away).

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Tri-State College Of Acupuncture places among the top 20% of community colleges in New York for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 32 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Tri-State College Of Acupuncture(NY) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty32 staff81 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Tri-State College Of Acupuncture has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 3:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Tri-State College Of Acupuncture diversity score of 0.43 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment110 students1,701 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio3:128:1
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# Full-Time Students95 students1,163 students
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# Part-Time Students15 students538 students
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% Asian
31%
6%
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% Hispanic
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19%
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% Black
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17%
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% White
69%
49%
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Diversity Score0.430.69
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$58,500$35,600

Finances and Admission

    Median Debt for Graduates--
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    Source: 2016 (or 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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