The milestone of full University Status in New York comes as Touro celebrates its 50th anniversary

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 on February 18. 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 had 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 I 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.