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CC Climbs Four Spots to Place 6th on Peace Corps List

Colorado College has placed sixth among the Peace Corps top volunteer-producing colleges, the highest the college has ever been ranked. CC moved up four notches in the small school category from its 10th place position last year, marking the third consecutive year that CC has placed among the top 10 schools in its category.

“For the past few years Colorado College has steadily climbed its way up the list of top producing colleges,” said Mike McKay, the Peace Corps Southwest regional manager. “This school is always providing highly qualified and competitive applicants who are committed to serving in their local communities and communities abroad.”

CC currently has 18 undergraduate alumni serving overseas in 13 host countries. Since the Peace Corps’ inception in 1961, a total 357 Colorado College alumni have joined its ranks.

President Jill Tiefenthaler notes that given Colorado College’s commitment to service and the liberal arts, it comes as no surprise that many graduates go on to join the Peace Corps. “Many of our students tell us that they want to make a positive difference in the world through public service,” she said. “I’m delighted that we attract this type of student, and that the college’s commitment to service and emphasis on the liberal arts has resulted in well-prepared graduates who are eager to serve worldwide.”

Colorado College’s previous highest showing was in the seventh place slot in 2007. For more information, see the news release.