About TCI College


For more than 100 years, TCI College has inspired students to pursue higher education and career paths that lead to brighter and more fulfilling futures. TCI’s reputation for excellence in education is underscored by its dual accreditation from the New York State Board of Regents and by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.1 The broad-based curricula at TCI College offers diverse state-of-the-industry training at the Associate's Degree level taught by more than 190 highly qualified faculty.

TCI President, Dr. McGrath, on the cover of International Top 100 Business Magazine.

Founded under the leadership of Nobel Prize recipient Guglielmo Marconi, TCI was a leading center for education and development in the communications industry. Later, the school was propelled forward by graduate David Sarnoff, pioneer of American commercial radio and television, and co-founder of the National Broadcasting Company (NBC).

Click here to view our centennial celebration video commemorating the history of TCI.


Today, TCI serves more than 3,600 students in a spring or fall semester with 14 academic degree programs that focus on technology, business, engineering, healthcare and many other career paths.  

The College works hand-in-hand with major New York City employers to develop curricula that prepare students for the needs of today's business environment. 

Class sizes are designed to be small to encourage open and creative discussions. Half of the classrooms have labs that enable you to apply and practice what you have learned as theory. TCI’s unique balance of theory and hands-on curricula gives you the competitive edge when seeking employment. 


The college offers flexible and convenient schedules so that you can attend class and achieve your goals while recognizing that you may have a busy, multi-faceted lifestyle. Because you may also be working while attending college, TCI has developed programs with flexible class schedules, which allows you to fulfill your class requirements in as little as 3 days per week.

TCI’s student body is richly diverse and our highly trained staff of counselors offers you a wealth of experiences.  Financial aid, which may be available from both state and federal sources, assist high school graduates, GED holders and those seeking higher education without a high school diploma or GED.  TCI has found that many mature students who may not have a high school diploma or GED, but have life experience and are dedicated to attending classes regularly, succeed in earning a high school equivalency from New York State at the same time they earn their Associate’s Degree. 

You simply can't get more convenient in New York City than the location of TCI's main campus. Situated in the heart of Manhattan, directly across from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station, TCI is easy to reach from all parts of the city and beyond. The campus address is 320 W. 31st Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues--easily accessible from all of New York City's transportation options.  The telephone number for TCI is (212) 594-4000.


For the past 13 years Community College Week has ranked TCI as one of the top 2 year colleges in America.  In their most recent survey for the 2010-2011 academic year, TCI ranked #1 in the Nation among 2 & 4-year institutions in the awarding of Associate Degrees in Engineering Technologies & Engineering related fields.*

TCI’s programs are at the leading edge of what today's employers are demanding.  TCI instructors have real-world, working knowledge in the fields of study they teach. By hiring professionals with expertise in their fields, you are given hands-on training so that you are ready to compete for a new career or advancement in your current career as your education at TCI progresses.

TCI offers excellent life-long career placement services focused on helping graduates secure employment upon graduation. The college maintains close relationships with the business community through contacts with successful alumni, industrial advisory boards, and networking with employers.

TCI Degrees Are In Demand

With more than 100 years of providing well-prepared graduates to meet the needs of employers in New York City and beyond, TCI has the history, the experience, and the connections that can help you succeed. 

We encourage you and a friend to come by and speak to us about your life ambitions. Your future begins today at TCI.

Experience TCI – call us at 212-594-4000 or stop by our main campus at 320 West 31st New York, NY.


* Source: June 11, 2012 issue of Community College Week

Dual Accreditation: Underscoring the school's reputation for excellence in education, TCI College is accredited by both New York State Board of Regents 89 Washington Avenue, NY 12234, 518) 474-5889, State Accreditation and Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19104 (267) 284-5000, Regional Accreditation.