Universities, Colleges and Schools Offering Chinese Courses

This page is created and maintained by Dr. Tianwei Xie

Updated September, 2012

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 be kind to send it to txie@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, 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, Yuwen Hsiung, Philip Kafala, Kate Kaup, Ellen Klempner, Li-Chun Caroline Lee-Thompson, 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. Special thanks go to Chih-Wen Su  who complied and made the list of U.S. schools public at the web site http://www.classk12.org/Files/Resources.htm of  CLASS, the Chinese Language Association of Elementary-Secondary Schools.

University of Minnesota's LCTL database


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

Academic organizations

  1. Chinese Language Association of Elementary-Secondary Schools 全美中小學中文教師協會 (CLASS),
  2. Chinese Language Teachers Association (CLTA),
  3. Chinese Language Teachers Association of Greater New York (CLTA-GNY) 大紐約地區中文教師學會
  4. Chinese School Association in the United States 全美中文學校協會 (CSAUS),
  5. National Council of Associations of Chinese Language Schools 全美中文學校聯合總會 (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)


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

K-12 Chinese programs in US schools

  1. K-12 Chinese programs in US schools

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