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Touro College is a private college of higher and professional education in New York City, New York, in the United States. It was founded by Bernard Lander in 1971 and named for Isaac and Judah Touro.[4][1] It is a part of the Touro College and University System.[5]

Touro College
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Endowment$14.0 million (2013)[1]
ChairmanMark Hasten
ChancellorDoniel Lander
PresidentAlan Kadish
New York City
New York
United States

40°45′02″N 73°59′45″W / 40.750528°N 73.995833°W / 40.750528; -73.995833Coordinates: 40°45′02″N 73°59′45″W / 40.750528°N 73.995833°W / 40.750528; -73.995833
Campus320 West 31st Street, New York, NY 10001
ColorsBlue and White 
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Graduate School of Education, New York City
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Harlem
Nursing school, Brooklyn



Touro College has about 7,000 undergraduates,[6] with a teaching staff of 1,335, of which over a third are full-time.[2] It has about 4000 graduate students.[3] About 70% of undergraduates and almost 80% of graduate students are female.[2][3] Among undergraduates, some 4% are Asian, 15% are black, 8% are Hispanic and 64% are white.[2] The four-year graduation rate is 34%.[1]


Touro received its charter from the Board of Regents of the State of New York in 1971.[7] It has undergraduate offerings in Brooklyn, Queens, Los Angeles and Manhattan.[7] Alan Kadish took over as president of Touro in 2010.[7]

In 2007, at least two school employees were found in an internal college audit to have accepted bribes to change grades and provide fake degrees. They were handed over for prosecution by the college, and were subsequently convicted and imprisoned.[8][9][10]

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  2. ^ a b c d Touro College. Peterson's. Accessed April 2017.
  3. ^ a b c Touro College. Peterson's. Accessed April 2017.
  4. ^ Margalit Fox (2010). "Rabbi Bernard Lander, the Founder of Touro College, Is Dead at 94". The New York Times. Retrieved February 19, 2013.
  5. ^ "Touro College". Forbe's America's Top Colleges. Forbes. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  6. ^ "Touro College : Overview". Retrieved May 19, 2019.
  7. ^ a b c "History of Touro". The Touro College and University System. The Touro College and University System. Retrieved November 12, 2017.
  8. ^ Greene, Leonard (November 15, 2010). "School for $candal". New York Post. Retrieved August 14, 2013.
  9. ^ Italiano, Laura (July 31, 2009). "Diploma Mill Scammer Sentenced to Prison in Manhattan". New York Post. Retrieved August 14, 2013.
  10. ^ Italiano, Laura (August 24, 2009). "College De-Greed". New York Post. Retrieved August 14, 2013.
  11. ^ "David G. Greenfield District 44 Council Member Democrat". The New York City Council. Retrieved February 23, 2013.
  12. ^ "Teacher Bios" (PDF). Mussar Institute. 2009. Retrieved February 23, 2013.
  13. ^ "Seattle Hebrew Academy". Jewish Transcript publications. Retrieved February 23, 2013.
  14. ^ "Kenneth P. Lavalle Biography". Retrieved February 23, 2013.
  15. ^ "State Senator Ken LaValle". Riverhead Local. Local Independent Online News Publishers. Archived from the original on March 8, 2013. Retrieved February 23, 2013.
  16. ^ Jonathan Zalman (2012). "Fighting for country – and a cure: Army captain Boyd Melson boxes to raise money for spinal cord research". ESPN. Retrieved February 23, 2013.
  17. ^ Scott Jaschik, "College for Sale," Inside Higher Ed, August 1, 2007.