University Ranks Seventh in 2007 Peace Corps Volunteers

Jan. 15, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The University of Texas at Austin ranks seventh in the Peace Corps’ top 25 list of large universities producing Peace Corps volunteers in 2007.

Since the Peace Corps’ inception in 1961, 1,518 alumni have joined the organization, making the university the ninth-ranked producer of volunteers of all time. There were 78 undergraduate alumni and 13 Graduate School alumni serving in the Peace Corps in 2007.

“By constantly contributing graduates who have served so admirably as volunteers, the Peace Corps’ mission of global peace and friendship has been enriched and sustained for more than four decades,” Peace Corps Director Ron Tschetter said in a letter to William Powers Jr., president of the university.

The University of Washington ranked first in Peace Corps volunteers in 2007 with 113, followed by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Colorado, the University of North Carolina, Michigan State University and the University of Michigan.

For more information, contact: Don Hale, 512-471-3151.