January 30, 2012

JHU rises on the Peace Corps’ annual top colleges rankings

Johns Hopkins University has risen on the Peace Corps’ Top 25 list of small schools producing Peace Corps volunteers. With 22 alumni currently serving, Johns Hopkins is now No. 5 in the rankings. Last year the university ranked No. 6.

Since Peace Corps’ inception, 674 alumni of the university have served in the program.

The Peace Corps ranks its top volunteer-producing schools annually according to the size of the student body. Small schools have less than 5,000 undergraduates. The rankings are calculated based on fiscal year 2011 data as of Sept. 30, 2011, as self-reported by Peace Corps volunteers.

The top small college/university in the rankings was the University of Mary Washington, with 29 alumni currently serving.