The 2011 "Peace Corps Top Colleges and Universities" rankings are just released. UCLA has jumped up 10 spots in the rankings. With 92 alumni currently serving in the Peace Corps, up from 58 last year, the campus is ranked sixth among large universities (those with more than 15,000 undergraduates) in the number of volunteers.

George Washington University is ranked No. 1 in the medium category for the third year in a row, with 72 undergraduate alumni serving overseas. The University of Montana is placed 14th on Peace Corps’ 2011 rankings of colleges and universities in the medium category, which includes universities with between 5,001 and 15,000 undergraduates.

The University of Vermont is placed 13th in the medium size category whose students go on to serve in the Peace Corps. UVM alumni serve as volunteers in Azerbaijan, Benin, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Gambia, Honduras, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Mexico, Mongolia, Nicaragua, Niger, Peru, Philippines, Swaziland, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Ukraine, Vanuatu and Zambia. They work in sectors including education, English, health, small business development and youth development.

Clark University is ranked 18th in the small size category. This is the second time that Clark University has made the national rankings. Clark alumni are serving as volunteers in Armenia, Benin, Cameroon, Dominican Republic, Eastern Caribbean, Ethiopia, Ghana, Paraguay, Philippines, Romania, South Africa, Uganda, Ukraine and Zambia. In 2010, Clark University’s Graduate School of Management (GSOM) became a partner with the Peace Corps’ Fellows/USA program.

* Suggested Reading: US University Rankings 2011

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