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W&M named a top producer of Peace Corps volunteers

William & Mary has once again been named a top producer of Peace Corps volunteers, the organization announced yesterday.

The College was ranked as the fifth-highest producer of Peace Corps volunteers among medium-sized colleges and universities, which have between 5,000 and 15,000 undergraduates. Currently, 40 William & Mary undergraduate alumni are serving with the Corps.

This marks the third year in a row that William & Mary ranked fifth among medium-sized schools. That distinction is all the more remarkable when one considers the size of William & Mary's undergraduate population of approximately 5,836 students. The College can boast about one current Peace Corps volunteer per every 146 students in its undergraduate body. When compared to the top four schools in medium category, William & Mary has the second greatest amount of per capita volunteers. American University has about one volunteer per every 124 students in its undergraduate body.

Along with William & Mary, other schools that made the list of the top 25 producers among medium-sized schools include The George Washington University at first, Georgetown University at eighth, and Yale University and the University of Notre Dame tied at 23rd. The University of Washington ranked at number one in the large colleges category, and St. Olaf College took the top spot in the small category.

There are currently 7,671 Peace Corps volunteers serving in 76 host countries around the world.