Touro College Granted University Status by New York State Board of Regents

The Milestone of Full University Status in New York Comes as Touro Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

February 18, 2022
Dr Alan Kadish
Dr. Alan Kadish, President of Touro University

New York, New York—Touro College in New York State has been granted university status by the New York State Board of Regents, Dr. Alan Kadish, Touro President announced today. This comes after the Board voted to amend the charter to change the College’s name to “Touro University” in recognition of the institution’s advanced academic standing. Touro has already achieved university status at its California and Nevada schools.

“Achieving university status is the culmination of years of hard work and dedication on the part of the entire Touro community—our faculty, deans, program directors, staff and students who have elevated, expanded and advanced our outstanding academic offerings,” said Dr. Kadish. “This exciting announcement represents our commitment to academic excellence and growth through innovative programs and opportunities in higher education. I am incredibly proud of what we have accomplished over the last 50 years, on the shoulders of our visionary founder, Dr. Bernard Lander of blessed memory, and know that this achievement bodes well for Touro’s future.”

The school will undergo university-wide rebranding, which will unify all its programs and schools under one Touro University umbrella. With 35 schools in five states and four countries serving nearly 19,000 students each year, this shift will strengthen the school’s identity and ability to offer consistent, high-quality programs and opportunities to its students.

This recognition comes as Touro celebrates its 50th anniversary and advances plans to build a new 243,305 square-foot main campus at 3 Times Square. Touro will transform eight floors of the building into classrooms, science and technology labs, offices and event space, creating a state-of-the-art home for several of its world-class schools and programs.

The Touro University

Touro is a system of non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro University in New York was chartered in 1970 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American and global community. Approximately 19,200 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro University has 35 campuses and locations in New York, California, Nevada, Berlin, Jerusalem and Moscow. New York Medical College; Touro University California and Touro University Nevada; Touro University Worldwide and its Touro College Los Angeles division; as well as Hebrew Theological College in Skokie, Ill. are separately accredited institutions within the Touro University System. For further information on Touro University, please go to: