The Touro College and University System (TCUS) is a system of non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was chartered in 1970 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American and global community. Approximately 19,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions.
Touro University Western Division
Touro University Western Division is comprised of the Touro University California campus on Mare Island and Touro University Nevada in Henderson. Both universities focus on serving the health care and education needs of the community and state where they are located.
Touro University California was founded in 1997 and has professional programs in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, public health, and education. Faculty, staff and students have a powerful commitment to academic excellence, evidence-based professional practice, interdisciplinary (inter-professional) collaboration, and active engagement with a global community. The university also has a research agenda funded by the National Institutes for Health (NIH), Gates Foundation, and other extramural sources.
Touro University Nevada opened in 2004 and is home to more than 1,300 students in a wide variety of degree programs including osteopathic medicine, physician assistant studies, education, nursing, occupational therapy and physical therapy. The university’s Henderson campus includes a multi-specialty health center and a multi-disciplinary Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities.