Carolina ranked No. 5 Peace Corps’ volunteer-producing school

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has ranked fifth among large-size schools (more than 15,000 undergraduates) on the Peace Corps’ 2019 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list, tied with Ohio State University and the University of Washington. This is the 10th year Carolina has ranked among the top 20 large-size schools.

Sixty-two Carolina students are currently volunteering in countries around the world. More than 1,340 UNC-Chapel Hill alumni have served with Peace Corps since the organization’s founding in 1961.

“The Peace Corps provides an outstanding opportunity for Carolina graduates to enlarge their commitment to public service and to work in partnership with others around the world,” said Raymond Farrow, associate provost for global affairs and interim chief global officer. “Peace Corps volunteers help the communities they serve address important and serious challenges and often build on these formative international experiences in their future personal and professional endeavors. As a leading global public research university, UNC-Chapel Hill is proud of its distinguished record of producing Peace Corps volunteers.”