The 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 has 72 graduates working in the Peace Corps, more than any other college or university in the United States. The University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Florida ranked second and third in the number of graduates currently serving in the Peace Corps.
Historically Black College and Universities are not well represented on the list of schools that send a lot of graduates to the Peace Corps. Howard University in Washington, D.C. was the only HBCU that made the list of the top 25 in the three categories of large universities, medium-size colleges and universities and small colleges and universities. This year there are 13 graduates from Howard University working in the Peace Corps. This puts Howard in 24th place on the list of medium-size colleges and universities that have 5,000 to 15,000 undergraduate students. The leading school in this category was Western Washington University, which has 47 graduates serving in the Peace Corps.