Alumnae of Women’s Colleges Well Represented in Rankings of Peace Corps Volunteers

The Peace Corps has announced its annual rankings of the colleges and universities that produce the most graduates who volunteer for service in the Peace Corps. In 2011, there were 112 undergraduate alumni of the University of Colorado serving in the Peace Corps. This was the most of any college or university in the nation. The University of Washington, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of Florida were the only other universities with more than 100 alumni currently serving in the Peace Corps.

In the small colleges and universities category (those institutions with fewer than 5,000 undergraduate students), women’s colleges were well represented. Wellesley College had 20 alumni working in the Peace Corps in 2011. This was the tenth highest number among small colleges in the United States. Smith College ranked in 15th place among the small colleges and Mount Holyoke tied for 20th place.

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