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Whitworth University Among Peace Corps’ Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities

February 21, 2018
Whitworth University ranked No. 4 among small schools on the Peace Corps’ 2018 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list.

There are 14 Pirates currently volunteering worldwide. This is the third consecutive year Whitworth has ranked among the top small schools.

A total of 180 alumni have served in the Peace Corps since the agency was founded in 1961.In 2017, Washington ranked seventh among states with the highest number of Peace Corps volunteers, and a total of 9,683 Washingtonians have served since 1961.

The Peace Corps ranks its top volunteer-producing colleges and universities annually according to the size of the student body. The University of Wisconsin-Madison ranked No. 1 among schools with more than 15,000 undergraduates. George Washington University ranked No. 1 among schools with between 5,000 and 15,000 undergraduates, and St. Mary’s College of Maryland received the top ranking among smaller schools. View the complete 2018 rankings of the top 25 schools in each category here

The Peace Corps sends Americans with a passion for service abroad on behalf of the United States to work with communities and create lasting change. Volunteers develop sustainable solutions to address challenges in education, health, community economic development, agriculture, environment and youth development.

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private, liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church. The university, which has an enrollment of nearly 3,000 students, offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


Trisha Coder, media relations manager, Whitworth University, (509) 777-4703 or