Full academic recognition
Touro College Berlin is one of the few academic institutions in Europe to offer degrees that are fully recognized in both Germany and the United States. Graduates who continue their studies at the Master's level have been accepted to graduate programs in public universities all over Germany. Touro degrees have qualified students for admission to many private German universities with full scholarships; our graduates have been accepted to some of the most prestigious European and American universities. Many students from Touro College Berlin's first graduating class have already successfully completed their graduate degrees and some already completed doctoral degrees.
At Touro College Berlin, our student satisfaction levels (as reflected by instructor evaluations) are much higher than usual at public and private German universities. Touro Berlin scored 4.4 on a scale from 1 to 5. This compares to an average of 3.8 at public and 4.3 at private universities.
Quality measures of higher education
Touro College Berlin is the first American College in Berlin holding both American and German accreditation. The College has state approved recognition in Germany and was granted German institutional accreditation by the "Wissenschaftsrat" on November 9, 2012. In the United States, Touro College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
In 2011 Touro College Berlin achieved top marks in the independent FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation) program accreditation of its undergraduate business program: of 337 "Bachelor in Business" programs investigated, we scored number 1 in the international experience of students and faculty, top 5% in the development of soft skills, and top 5% in personal support of students, with an overall score placing us in the top 15%. The explanation of the evaluation can be viewed here.
The accreditation agency AQAS commented on our master's program in Public History: "The excellent staff-student ratio represents an extremely positive aspect of the program. In the talks with students and lecturers the evaluators received a good impression of how closely cooperation between lecturers and students actually works. (…) The opportunities and propositions which the program offers in terms of assistance and advice were honorably mentioned by the evaluators throughout."
Touro graduates have been accepted into advanced programs at highly reputed universities in Europe and America.
Our management graduates in Berlin highly sought after by multinational firms with branches in Germany. The list of multinationals that have hired Touro College students reads like a "Who's Who" of international business, including Adidas, Parexel, Coca Cola, Dresdner Kleinwort.
A survey of graduates of our Master's program showed that 100% of the Touro College Berlin graduates either worked in their respective field of study or were enrolled in a doctoral program that built on the Touro degree.
In the independent FIBAA accreditation of our bachelor's program in Management, we scored higher than all other 337 "Bachelor in Business" programs in Germany, Switzerland and Austria with regard to positioning ("How clear is the unique value of the program to employers and to other universities?").
Rankings and performance
Wissenschaftsrat report: (Masters program) "The research foundation as well as the quality of the Master's theses are to be rated as exceptionally good. (Bachelor's program): Several professors have excelled in their research by diverse and relevant publications."
FIBAA Bachelor's program evaluation: "a number of criteria that exceed the quality requirements."
The current "U.S. News Education Ranking" of regional colleges (North) ranks Touro College New York in the second quartile of all assessed colleges, establishing it as a regular, affordable high-quality institution.
In recent years, Touro College students have achieved outstanding results on the U.S. National Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exams.
Rankings and performance (PDF)
Outside experts on Touro's diversity
German Wissenschaftsrat: "an enrichment for Berlin Higher Education (…) realization of the principles of openness, diversity and intercultural understanding."
FIBAA Accreditation Agency: "The internationality of the College with regard to students and lecturers is outstanding. (…)The College’s self-proclaimed internationality is convincingly established."