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W&M a top producer of Peace Corps volunteers for 10th year

The College of William & Mary continues to be one of the top universities of its size producing Peace Corps volunteers.

According to the latest rankings released by the Peace Corps, the College is eighth among medium schools with 37 William & Mary alumni serving as volunteers for the organization. William & Mary, which has had 576 alumni serve in the Peace Corps since its inception, has been ranked among the Peace Corps’ top 10 mid-sized schools for the last 10 years.

logoWith approximately 6,000 undergraduates, William & Mary is the smallest school among the top 10 mid-sized schools. It also has the third highest per capita volunteer ratio, with approximately one Peace Corps volunteer for every 159 students. American University, ranked third overall, had approximately one volunteer for every 112 students, while George Washington University, ranked first overall, had approximately one volunteer for every 133 students.

George Washington University continued to be the top medium-sized school for the fourth year in a row with 78 volunteers. For the second year in a row, the University of Colorado Boulder was ranked the top large university (among schools with more than 15,000 undergraduates) with 112 alumni volunteers, and the University of Mary Washington was the top small university (schools with fewer than 5,000 undergraduates) with 29 alumni serving in the Peace Corps.

According to a press release by the Peace Corps, campus recruiter Sherlene Ferguson will be visiting the College this spring. She can be contacted at (202) 692-1052 or sferguson@peacecorps.gov. More information is available at www.peacecorps.gov.