BTN LiveBIG: Big Ten leads in Peace Corp volunteering

Last week, the Peace Corps announced its 2013 rankings of the top volunteer-producing colleges and universities. For the first time in eight years, the University of Wisconsin was on top of the rankings! Wisconsin was one of eight current (and one future) members of the Big Ten conference to rank among the top 25 volunteer-producing universities.

Here’s how the rest of the Big Ten ranked on the Peace Corps list:

PC WI1. University of Wisconsin – 90 volunteers

Follow the Wisconsin Peace Corps on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PeaceCorpsUWMadison
For more information about the Peace Corps at Wisconsin, visit their home page.
Follow the Wisconsin Peace Corps on Twitter at @UWPeaceCorps

4. The Ohio State University – 83 volunteers

Follow the Ohio State Peace Corps on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OSUPeaceCorps
For more information about the Peace Corps and a list of upcoming events at Ohio State, visit their home page.

5.  University of Michigan – 81 volunteers

Follow the Michigan Peace Corps on Facebook at www.facebook.com/UMPeaceCorps
For more information about the Peace Corps at Michigan, visit their home page.

10. University of Minnesota – 57 volunteers

Follow the MInnesota Peace Corps on Facebook at www.facebook.com/UMNPeaceCorps
For more information about the Peace Corps at Minnesota, visit their home page.

14. Michigan State University – 47 volunteers

Follow the Michigan State Peace Corps on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MSUPeaceCorps
For more information about the Peace Corps at Michigan State, visit their home page.

18. Penn State University – 42 volunteers

Follow the Penn State Peace Corps on Facebook at www.facebook.com/peacecorpspennstate
For more information about the Peace Corps at Penn State, visit their home page.

19. University of Illinois – 41 volunteers (tie)

Follow the Illinois Peace Corps on Facebook at www.facebook.com/UIUCPeaceCorps
For more information about the Peace Corps at Illinois, visit their home page.

23.University of Maryland – 38 volunteers

For more information about the Peace Corps at Maryland, visit their home page.

25. Indiana University – 35 volunteers

Follow the Indiana Peace Corps on Facebook at www.facebook.com/IUPCMI
Follow the Indiana Peace Corps on Twitter at https://twitter.com/PeaceCorps_IU
For more information about the Peace Corps at Indiana, visit their home page.

Historically, Wisconsin has produced 3,112 Peace Corps – the second-highest total since the Peace Corps was founded in 1961. The University of Michigan ranks fourth all-time, producing 2,556 volunteers.

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