Emory ranks among top colleges for Teach For America

Emory Report | Sept. 27, 2018

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Teach For America recruits outstanding graduates to teach in high-need public schools. Emory is ranked #3 nationally among medium-sized schools contributing the greatest number of graduating seniors to the 2018 Teach For America corps.

Emory University has been ranked among the top universities of its size contributing the greatest number of graduating seniors to the 2018 Teach For America corps. Emory is ranked #3 nationally among medium-sized schools, with 28 graduates joining Teach for America this year.

Teach For America recruits outstanding graduates to commit to teach in high-need public schools. The more than 3,600 individuals joining Teach for America this year will impact 51 regions across 36 states and the District of Columbia. They represent more than 680 colleges and universities.

Teach For America’s 2018 corps is among the most diverse in its history. More than half of incoming corps members identify as people of color; 45 percent come from low-income backgrounds; and 1 in 3 are the first in their family to graduate college.

Emory has also been recognized as a top producer nationally of students and recent alumni who receive U.S. Fulbright awards and who volunteer for the Peace Corps. 

Emory had 11 students or recent alumni (who applied as students) receive Fulbright awards to teach or conduct research abroad for 2017-2018, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education’s list of Top Producers of Fulbright U.S. Scholars and Students. For 2018-2019, 14 Emory young alumni and graduate students received Fulbright awards to conduct research or serve as English teaching assistants around the world. 

Twenty-two recent Emory graduates volunteered for the Peace Corps, and Emory is ranked No. 11 nationally among medium-sized colleges and universities on the Peace Corps’ Top Colleges 2018 list.