Willamette ranked No. 6 for Peace Corps volunteers

by Erin Dahl,

Willamette University is ranked No. 6 among small schools in the nation for producing the most Peace Corps volunteers this year.

Twelve alumni have joined a network of more than 330 other Bearcats who’ve served the organization since 1961. Willamette has ranked among the Peace Corps’ top colleges 13 of the last 14 years.

The annual ranking is based on the size of the student body at participating colleges and universities. The data was collected in September.  

The Peace Corps strives for world peace and better understanding between Americans and people of other countries. Volunteers spend more than two years tackling challenges related to health, education, agriculture and economic development.

Learn more about Willamette’s commitment to engagement through the Office of Community Service Learning