College is National Leader in Peace Corps Volunteers

College is National Leader in Peace Corps Volunteers

The College of Charleston continues to be a national leader when it comes to producing Peace Corps volunteers.

The College ranked No. 13 among medium-size schools on the Peace Corps’ list of top volunteer-producing colleges and universities in 2019. Right now, CofC has 22 alumni volunteering in countries around the world.

RELATED: Read about this 2016 alumna’s experience as a Peace Corps volunteer in Botswana.

The College has a long history of producing Peace Corps volunteers. Since the Peace Corps’ founding in 1961, over 260 alumni from the College have served abroad as volunteers.

This is the third consecutive year that the College of Charleston has ranked among the top 20 medium schools. CofC is the only school in South Carolina to make the list.

“We have seen time and again that the colleges and universities that produce the most Peace Corps volunteers focus on cultivating global citizens in addition to promoting scholarship,” said Peace Corps Director Jody Olsen. “I am proud that so many graduates of these esteemed institutions leverage their educations to make the world a better place. They bring critical skills to communities around the world and gain hands-on, life-changing experience along the way.”


Featured image: In 2018 alumna Sarah Bald ’16 volunteered with the Peace Corps in Botswana.