Tri-State College Of Acupuncture

80 Eighth Ave Rm 400
New York, NY 10011-0000
Tel: (212)242-2255
  • 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 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the state average of 52%.
  • Tri-State College Of Acupuncture is one of 14 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 32 teachers has grown by 1500% over five years.
Tri-State College Of Acupuncture(NY) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty32 staff85 staff
Tri-State College Of Acupuncture Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 110 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 3:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.43 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 70% over five years.
Total Enrollment110 students1,688 students
Tri-State College Of Acupuncture Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio3:127:1
Tri-State College Of Acupuncture Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students95 students1,163 students
Tri-State College Of Acupuncture Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students15 students525 students
Tri-State College Of Acupuncture Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Tri-State College Of Acupuncture Enrollment Breakdown NY All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Tri-State College Of Acupuncture Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Tri-State College Of Acupuncture Hispanic (2007-2013)
% Black
Tri-State College Of Acupuncture Black (2007-2013)
% White
Tri-State College Of Acupuncture White (2007-2016)
Tri-State College Of Acupuncture Ethnicity Breakdown NY All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.430.70
Tri-State College Of Acupuncture Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$58,500$35,300

Finances and Admission

    Median Debt for Graduates-$13,747
    Median Debt for Dropouts-$5,868
    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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