Three Women’s Colleges Among the Top Producers of Peace Corps Volunteers

peace-corpsThe Peace Corps has announced its annual listing of the colleges and universities that have the most alumni serving as volunteers in its ranks. The University of Washington held the top spot again this year with 72 graduates working in the Peace Corps. The University of Wisconsin was ranked second and the University of Florida and the University of Minnesota were tied for third place. Since the inauguration of the Peace Corps in 1961, the University of California, Berkeley has sent 3,615 graduates to the Peace Corps, the most of any college or university.

In the Small Colleges and Universities category, for schools with less than 5,000 undergraduates, three women’s colleges made the list of the top producers of Peace Corps volunteers. Simmons College in Boston ranked eighth among the small colleges and universities. Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, and Wellesley College in Massachusetts also were among the top 25 small colleges with the most graduates serving in the Peace Corps.

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