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MLFTC facts and figures

 Arizona State University began as an institution for training teachers, making MLFTC the first college established as part of ASU. Today, our college is internationally ranked for the quality of its teacher preparation programs, and renowned for the depth and breadth of its education research and the knowledge it creates.   



In the U.S. for Education
U.S. News & World Report
Best Graduate Colleges of Education 2023


    Online Master's in Education
    U.S. News & World Report
    Best Online Graduate Education Programs 2023

    Research and faculty

    MLFTC faculty members create knowledge by drawing from a wide range of academic disciplines to gain insight into important questions about the process of learning, the practice of teaching and the effects of education policy.


    Research expenditures

    180 Full-time faculty

    78 Tenured and tenure-track faculty

    102 All other faculty

    202122 fiscal year

    Student success and enrollment

    MLFTC mobilizes people through bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, through non-degree professional development programs and through socially embedded, multilateral community engagement.

    Student success

    Bachelor’s degrees conferred 819
    —Bachelor’s degrees with certification conferred 608
    Master’s degrees conferred 2,159
    —Master’s degrees with certification conferred 215
    Doctoral degrees conferred 56
    —PhD degrees conferred 16
    —EdD degrees conferred 40
    Total degrees and certificates conferred 3,034
    Total graduates 3,272
    First-year student retention rate* 86%
    2021–2022 academic year
    *full-time first-year students into their sophomore year


    Total enrollment 7,773
    Total enrollment in teacher preparation programs 2,865
    —Undergraduates 2,284
    —Master's degree students/graduate teacher prep certification students 581
    Total bachelor’s degree enrollment 3,210
    Total master’s degree enrollment 3,766
    Total doctoral degree enrollment 328

    Total online enrollment


    Enrollment figures as of fall 2021


    MLFTC takes action by bringing people and ideas together to increase the capabilities of individual educators and the performance of education systems.

    Schools with MLFTC student internships and residencies


    MLFTC students engaged in internships and residencies


    Spring 2022

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