Universities, Colleges and Schools Offering Chinese Courses


Updated Annually

In the United States only, arranged alphabetically, by state first, then by names. Those programs are not listed if their web sites could not be found as of the date of posting. You can use University of Minnesota's LCTL database to do searching. If anybody knows other Chinese programs and their web sites, please kindly send it to ruixi.ai@csulb.edu.



Thanks go to the following professors and colleagues who have kindly provided the information of their own institutions as well as others: Jianhua Bai, Denise Benkert, Greg Bosco, Hsiang-Hua (Melanie) Chang, Dongdong Chen, Mary Coan, Constance Cook, Sara Day, Hongchu Fu, I-Ping Fu, Yan Gao, Charles E. Hammond, Agnes Weiyun He, Larry Herzberg, Yuwen Hsiung, Philip Kafala, Kate Kaup, Ellen Klempner, Li-Chun Caroline Lee-Thompson, Moi Mooi Lew, Wendan Li, Liman Lievens, Adams Lin, Jenny Lin, Maan Lin, Annie Liu, Feng-hsi Liu, Xiaoxing Liu, Lening Liu, Sun Perry Lo, Xuehong Lu, Christopher Lupke, Ellen Mak, LTC Paul Marks, Kong Mei, Louis Liuxi Meng, Stanley Mickel, Justin Pruitt, Carl Robertson, Claudia Ross, Ela Rossmiller, Gilbert Roy, Lauren Smith, Stuart Sargent, Jasmine Tang, Liang Tao, Rose Tan, Carman Tong, Jing Wang, Liwen Wang, Thomas J. Ward, Xiaohong Wen, Shu-Chu Wei-Peng, Peter T. Weiss, Susan Welker, Philip Williams, Zhiqun Janet Xing, Ping Xu, Tan Ye, Meng Yeh, Li-hua Ying, Kuan Zhang, Min Zhang, Shifang Zhang, Qizhi Zhang.


University of Minnesota's LCTL database

Minnesota University: List of Colleges and Universities in North America Teaching ChineseSearchable Database

Academic organizations

  1. Chinese Language Association of Elementary-Secondary Schools (CLASS),
  2. Chinese Language Teachers Association (CLTA),
  3. Chinese Language Teachers Association of Greater New York (CLTA-GNY)
  4. Chinese School Association in the United States (CSAUS),
  5. National Council of Associations of Chinese Language Schools (NCACLS),
  6. Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association,
  7. Newsletter of the Chinese Language Teachers Association,

The Universities and Colleges Offering MA or Ph.D. Degrees Leading to Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (TCFL)


Universities and colleges offering MA and Ph.D. leading to TCFL

Institutions offering Chinese courses

  1. University of Alabama, Alabama
  2. Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
  3. Northern Arizona University, Arizona
  4. University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
  5. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas
  6. Emory University, Atlanta
  7. California State University, Fresno, California
  8. California State University, Fullerton, California
  9. California State University, Hayward, California
  10. California State University, Long Beach, California
  11. California State University, Los Angeles, California
  12. California State University, Monterey Bay, California
  13. California State University, Northridge, California
  14. California State University, Sacramento, California
  15. California State University, Stanislaus, California
  16. City College of San Francisco, California
  17. Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, California
  18. Diablo Valley College, California
  19. East Los Angeles College, California
  20. Humboldt State University, California
  21. Los Medanos College, California
  22. Loyola Marymount, California
  23. Monterey Institute of International Studies, California
  24. Occidental College, California
  25. Pasadena City College, California
  26. Pomona College, California
  27. Saddleback College, California
  28. San Diego State University, California
  29. San Francisco State University, California
  30. San Jose State University, California
  31. Santa Monica College, California
  32. Santa Rosa Junior College, California
  33. Soka University, California
  34. Stanford University, California
  35. UC Berkeley, California
  36. UC Davis, California
  37. UC Irvine, California
  38. UC Los Angeles, California
  39. UC Riverside, California
  40. UC San Diego, California
  41. UC Santa Barbara, California
  42. UC Santa Cruz, California
  43. University of Southern California, California
  44. Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
  45. University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado
  46. Central Connecticut State University, Connecticut
  47. Connecticut College, Connecticut
  48. Trinity College, Connecticut
  49. Wesleyan University, Connecticut
  50. University of Bridgeport, Connecticut
  51. University of Connecticut, Connecticut
  52. Yale University, Connecticut
  53. University of Delaware, Delaware
  54. University of Central Florida, Florida
  55. University of Florida, Florida
  56. Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia
  57. Georgia Perimeter College, Georgia
  58. Kennewsaw State University, Georgia
  59. University of Georgia, Georgia
  60. University of Hawaii, Manoa, Hawaii
  61. Augustana College, Illinois
  62. North Central College, Illinois
  63. Northwestern University, Illinois
  64. Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Illinois
  65. University of Chicago, Illinois
  66. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
  67. Ball State University, Indiana
  68. Butler University, Indiana
  69. Indiana University, Indiana
  70. Indiana University-Purdue University (IUPUI), Indianapolis, Indiana
  71. Purdue University, Indiana
  72. Valparaiso University, Indiana
  73. Grinnell College, Iowa
  74. University of Iowa, Iowa
  75. University of Kansas, Kansas
  76. Bellarmine University, Kentucky
  77. Louisiana State University, Louisiana
  78. Bates College, Maine
  79. Bowdoin College, Maine
  80. Colby College, Maine
  81. The Johns Hopkins University, Maryland
  82. St. Mary's College, Maryland
  83. University of Maryland at College Park, Maryland
  84. Brandeis University, Massachusetts
  85. Harvard University, Massachusetts
  86. Holy Cross College, Massachusetts
  87. MIT, Massachusetts
  88. Tufts University, Massachusetts
  89. University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Massachusetts
  90. Wellesley College, Massachusetts
  91. Williams College, Massachusetts
  92. Calvin College, Michigan
  93. Grand Valley State University, Michigan
  94. Kalamazoo College, Michigan
  95. Michigan State University, Michigan
  96. Oakland University, Michigan
  97. University of Michigan, Michigan
  98. Western Michigan University, Michigan
  99. Carleton College, Minnesota
  100. College of Saint Benedict, Minnesota
  101. Minnesota State University Moorhead, Minnesota
  102. St. Benedict College, Minnesota
  103. St. Olaf Collage, Northfield, Minnesota
  104. University of Minnesota, Minnesota
  105. The University of Mississippi, Mississippi
  106. Dartmouth College, New Hampshire
  107. Princeton University, New Jersey
  108. Rutgers University, New Jersey
  109. Seton Hall University, New Jersey
  110. Bard College, New York, New York
  111. Baruch College, New York
  112. Colgate University, New York
  113. Columbia University, New York
  114. Cornell University, New York
  115. Hamilton College, New York
  116. Monroe Community College, Rochester, New York
  117. New York University, New York
  118. Queensborough Community College, New York
  119. Rochester Institute of Technology, New York
  120. Skidmore College, New York
  121. State University of New York, Albany, New York
  122. State University of New York, Buffalo, New York
  123. State University of New York, Geneseo, New York, New York
  124. State University of New York, Stony Brook, New York
  125. Union College,Schenectady, New York
  126. United States Military Academy, New York
  127. Vassar College, New York
  128. Duke University, North Carolina
  129. Wake Forest University, North Carolina
  130. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  131. Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina
  132. Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
  133. Cleveland State University, Ohio
  134. Cuyahoga Community College, Ohio
  135. Kent State University, Ohio
  136. Kenyon College, Ohio
  137. Marietta College, Ohio
  138. Miami University, Ohio, Ohio
  139. Ohio State University, Ohio
  140. Ohio University, Ohio
  141. University of Akron, Ohio
  142. University of Dayton, Ohio
  143. Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio
  144. University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma
  145. Allegheny College, Pennsylvania
  146. Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania
  147. Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania
  148. Haverford College, Pennsylvania
  149. Lehigh University, Pennsylvania
  150. Penn State University, Pennsylvania
  151. Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania
  152. University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania
  153. University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  154. Brown University, Rhode Island
  155. University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island
  156. College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina
  157. University of South Carolina, South Carolina
  158. University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee
  159. Rice University, Texas
  160. Southern Methodist University, Texas
  161. Southwestern University, Texas
  162. Trinity University, Texas
  163. University of Houston, Texas
  164. University of Texas at Austin, Texas
  165. Brigham Young University, Utah
  166. University of Utah, Utah
  167. Middlebury College, Vermont
  168. Middlebury College Chinese School, Vermont
  169. Middlebury Summer School, Vermont
  170. University of Vermont, Vermont
  171. College of William and Mary, Virginia
  172. George Mason University, Virginia
  173. Radford University, Virginia
  174. University of Richmond, Virginia
  175. University of Virginia, Virginia
  176. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia
  177. Washington and Lee University, Virginia
  178. Central Washington University, Washington
  179. Seattle University, Washington
  180. University of Puget Sound, Washington
  181. University of Washington, Washington
  182. Washington State University, Washington
  183. Western Washington University, Washington
  184. Whitman College, Washington
  185. Witman College, Washington
  186. George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
  187. Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
  188. Beloit College, Wisconsin
  189. Lawrence University, Wisconsin
  190. University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  191. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin