July 22, 2010
The University of Texas at Austin ranks No. 1 among large schools for contributing the largest number of students to Teach For America, a national program in which recent college graduates teach for two years in urban and rural public schools.
Eighty graduating seniors were accepted into the teaching corps for this fall; six percent of the senior class applied.
Teach For America first introduced its top contributors list in 2008. For the past three years, the university has ranked among the top five universities of its size, ranking fifth in 2008 and second in 2009.
See the list of top colleges and universities contributing to Teach For America’s teaching corps (PDF).