Tab Bamford, February 19, 2014
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:
1. University of Wisconsin - 90 volunteers
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4. The Ohio State University - 83 volunteers
5. University of Michigan - 81 volunteers
10. University of Minnesota - 57 volunteers
14. Michigan State University - 47 volunteers
18. Penn State University - 42 volunteers
19. University of Illinois - 41 volunteers (tie)
23.University of Maryland - 38 volunteers
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25. Indiana University - 35 volunteers
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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.