Area colleges score in Peace Corps rankings


Georgetown University (Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post)

American University ranked No. 2 for all medium schools (5-15,000 undergrads), with 55 alums serving, while George Washington University ranked No. 3 (53 serving).

Georgetown University ranked No. 8 with 31 serving, followed by William and Mary, No. 9 with 30 volunteers, and Johns Hopkins at No. 24 with 22 alums in the field last year.

And among small colleges (fewer than 5,000 undergrads), the No. 3-ranked school was the University of Mary Washington in Frederickburg, Va., which had 21 alums serving. St. Mary’s College of Maryland, in St. Mary’s, Md., tied for 8th with 16 serving.

Two area schools placed in the top 25 for large schools (more than 15,000 undergraduates): the University of Virginia was tied for 21st with 55 alums serving overseas and the University of Maryland was 24th on the list with 53 volunteers.

Our colleague Jenna Johnson has the full list here.

Al Kamen, an award-winning columnist on the national staff of The Washington Post, created the “In the Loop” column in 1993.

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