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The Campus

In 1894 Teachers College moved to its current location on West 120th Street.

The campus consists of 5 residence halls and 8 interconnected buildings. Take time to explore the campus and neighborhood and to admire the Gothic architecture dating back to the early 19th Century. Whether you are a part-time or full-time student, we encourage you to become familiar with not only the campus, but also the entire neighborhood. Morningside Heights is situated about 60 blocks north of Midtown, on Broadway, between 110th St. and 125th St. This is also home to a number of other leading educational and cultural institutions, including Barnard College, Union Theological Seminary and the main campus of Columbia University. For this reason, many turn-of-the-century newspaper reports hailed Morningside Heights as “America’s Acropolis.” The Heights is a dynamic, exciting neighborhood. Once characterized by bodegas and mom-and-pop stores of all varieties, the Heights (to the consternation of some and the joy of others) has taken on a new character. Designer clothing stores, gourmet food shops, and moderate to expensive restaurants featuring an international range of cuisines are replacing the old time shops and stores.

Did You Know?

There are more than 5,000 students enrolled at Teachers College.

Columbia University Alma MaterIn 1898, Teachers College became affiliated with Columbia University as a professional school for the training of teachers while retaining its legal and financial independence. Later that year, Teachers College and Columbia University adopted an affiliation agreement.

Mary Adelaide Nutting TC was home to the first university-based instructional program for nursing educators and administrators, created by Mary Adelaide Nutting.

James Earl RussellThe field of comparative international education originated at TC, where James Earl Russell taught the world’s first course in foreign school system.

John DeweyIn 1904, John Dewey, influential proponent of the progressive education movement, joined the faculty.

There are nearly 5,400 students enrolled at Teachers College.

TC offers the world's first graduate program in Learning Analytics through an innovative curriculum dedicated to improving education through technology and data analysis.