Teach for America: The 2009 class

Last Updated: Sun, May 31, 2009 05:50 hrs

A record number of college graduates this year joined Teach for America, the program that trains top students to teach in poor communities. A look at where the 4,100 new teachers come from:


Colleges most attended:

University of Michigan

University of Texas, Austin

University of California, Berkeley

Cornell University

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Harvard University

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Yale University


Schools where Teach for America is the No. 1 employer of graduating seniors:

Albion College

Barnard College

Brown University

Emory University

Georgetown University

Loyola of New Orleans

Marquette University

Mount Holyoke College

Spelman College

Trinity College, Connecticut

Tulane University

University of Chicago

University of Connecticut

University of San Diego

Vanderbilt University


Schools with more than 5 percent of the senior class applying:

Spelman, 25 percent

Yale, 16 percent

Princeton University and Wellesley College, 15 percent

Brown, University of Chicago, Haverford College, 14 percent

Harvard, Bowdoin College, 13 percent

Columbia University, Cornell, Georgetown, Swarthmore College, Duke University, 11 percent

University of Notre Dame, Vanderbilt, Amherst College, William&Mary, Tulane, 10 percent

University of Michigan, 8 percent

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