The University of Wisconsin–Madison has once again been ranked first among large schools on the Peace Corps 2018 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list. There are 85 Badgers currently volunteering worldwide.
This is the fourth year that UW–Madison has ranked among the top five large universities and colleges, and the second year the university has claimed the top spot.
“The University of Wisconsin–Madison continues to have a strong and important partnership with the Peace Corps,” says Chancellor Rebecca Blank. “For our school to be No. 1 for the second year in a row speaks to this tradition and the commitment of our students to serving others. The Peace Corps offers an experience that will benefit them both personally and professionally.”
UW–Madison is the No. 2 all-time producer of Peace Corps volunteers. Since the Peace Corps’ founding in 1961, 3,279 alumni from UW–Madison have traveled to serve communities around the globe. More than 6,300 Wisconsinites have served as Peace Corps volunteers. In 2017, the city of Madison ranked No. 8 among metropolitan areas with the highest number of Peace Corps volunteers.