Lock Haven University Recognized as a Top Institution for Teacher Education

December 5, 2013 (Lock Haven) - The College Database - the most current and comprehensive source for U.S. College and University data - has named its top colleges in the state for teacher education. The new list entitled "Top Colleges in Pennsylvania: Shaping the Next Generation," highlights the post-secondary institutions in the state that produced the most education graduates during the 2012 school year.

"Many colleges and universities have tremendous teacher education programs," said Doug Jones, founder of The College Database. "But which ones are producing the youngest 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

  - Minimum of 10 grads from education or teaching programs in 2012

The College Database is a not-for-profit organization whose goal is to provide free information about education options both nationally and locally to students, parents and other interested parties. The goal is accomplished by making all information and tools on the site free and easy to access. While still a relatively young company, The College Database has become a leader in providing educational information to libraries, high schools and career centers across the country.

The Online College Database's new ranking, "Top Colleges in Pennsylvania Shaping the Next Generation," honors the post-secondary institutions in the state that graduated the most education and teaching professionals in 2012. You can view your college's rank on the following page:

Online Colleges Database | Colleges Shaping the Next Generation


Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and work in Pennsylvania.