Houghton College has been recognized as a top college for teacher education according to The Online College Database's new ranking, "Top Colleges in New York Shaping the Next Generation." The list highlights the post-secondary institutions in the state that produced the most education graduates during the 2012 school year. Houghton ranked #74 out of the 97 colleges that made the rankings.
"Many colleges and universities have tremendous teacher education programs," said Doug Jones, founder of The College Database. "But which ones are producing the most young educators today? We wanted to identify the colleges making the largest impact on our students."
The College Database used the following methodology to identify the top colleges shaping the next generation: must be fully accredited; 4-year colleges only; public or private, not-for-profit colleges only; no for-profit schools; U.S. colleges only; and a minimum of 10 grads from education or teaching programs in 2012.
The College Database is a not-for-profit online source for U.S. college and university data whose goal is to provide free information about education options both nationally and locally to students, parents and other interested parties.