The University of Texas at Austin Among Top Contributors of Graduates to Teach For America

The University of Texas at Austin is third in the nation among large schools in contributing graduating seniors to the Teach For America teaching corps.

Nearly 5 percent of the university's senior class applied to Teach For America, and 87 members of the class of 2011 joined the incoming corps.

In 2010, The University of Texas at Austin ranked first among large schools for contributing students to Teach For America. That year, 80 graduating seniors participated.

Teach For America corps members are top college graduates and professionals who make a commitment to teach for two years in underserved schools and become lifelong leaders in the pursuit of educational equity.

More than 2,300 graduating seniors from the nation's top colleges and universities will participate in Teach For America's 2011 teaching corps. The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor ranks first among large schools, with 119 graduates beginning their two-year Teach For America commitment this fall. The University of California, Berkeley ranks second with 89 graduates.