Peace Corps ranks Vermont colleges
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College was ranked 14th among small colleges by the Peace Corps in its 2014 rankings of the top volunteer-producing colleges and universities across the country, with 12 undergraduate alumni currently volunteering worldwide.
The school last ranked as a Peace Corps’ Top College in 2010.
Middlebury alumni are currently serving as volunteers in Botswana, China, Jordan, Kenya, Malawi, Paraguay, Rwanda, Senegal, Togo and Uganda. They work in areas including agriculture, education, environment and health.
Since the first days of the Peace Corps, 481 Middlebury alumni from have traveled abroad to serve as volunteers.
Middlebury was one of two Vermont schools ranked as a Peace Corps’ 2014 Top College, with the University of Vermont claiming the national No. 5 spot among medium schools.
In 2013, Vermont ranked No. 1 in the nation for the highest per capita number of Peace Corps volunteers, with 49 currently-serving Peace Corps volunteers calling the Green Mountain State home.