Andrew Haile ‘07 and friend in Guinea, where Haile served as a Peace Corps volunteer until November of 2009.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 4, 2010 – Middlebury College is nationally ranked on the 2010 Peace Corps top 25 list of small schools producing Peace Corps volunteers. With 21 alumni currently serving as Peace Corps volunteers, Middlebury is No. 3 in the 2010 rankings. Since Peace Corps was founded in 1961, 452 Middlebury alumni have joined the Peace Corps. 

Middlebury is one of two Vermont colleges to be nationally ranked on the 2010 Peace Corps top 25 lists of medium and small schools producing Peace Corps volunteers; the University of Vermont ranks No. 13 nationwide among medium-sized schools.

University of Washington holds the top rank for large schools with 101 currently serving Peace Corps volunteer undergraduate alumni. In the medium school category, The George Washington University ranks number one. For small schools, St. Olaf ranks highest, with 26 currently serving undergraduate alumni volunteers.

Vermont is the 2009 Peace Corps top per capita volunteer-producing state in the nation.  Sixty currently-serving Peace Corps volunteers call Vermont home, making it the number-one Peace Corps volunteer-producing state nationwide on a per-capita basis.

For more information on the 2010 rankings, click here.