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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.   



Best Online Master's in Educational Administration and Supervision Programs

U.S. News & World Report



Best Online Master's in Curriculum and Instruction Programs

U.S. News & World Report



Best Online Master's in Education Programs

U.S. News & World Report


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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