Humboldt State University among Peace Corps’ 2019 Top Volunteer-producing Schools - Humboldt State Now

Humboldt State University among Peace Corps’ 2019 Top Volunteer-producing Schools

Peace Corps announced today that Humboldt State University ranked No. 8 among medium schools on the agency’s list of top volunteer-producing colleges and universities in 2019. There are 30 alumnae currently volunteering in countries around the world.

Humboldt has ranked among the top 10 medium schools for the last five years. It is on the list along with five other schools in California this year.

“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,” says 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.”

Since the Peace Corps’ founding in 1961, more than 860 alumni from Humboldt have served abroad as volunteers. In 2018, California ranked No. 1 among states with the highest number of Peace Corps volunteers, and a total of 31,723 Californians have served in the Peace Corps since the agency’s founding in 1961.

The Peace Corps ranks its top volunteer-producing colleges and universities annually according to the size of the student body. View the complete 2019 rankings of the top 25 schools in each category and view an interactive map that shows where alumni from each college and university are serving.

Rankings are calculated based on fiscal year 2018 data as of September 30, 2018, as self-reported by Peace Corps volunteers.

About the Peace Corps: 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, the environment and youth development. Through their Peace Corps experience, volunteers gain a unique cultural understanding and a life-long commitment to service that positions them to succeed in today’s global economy. Since President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps in 1961, more than 235,000 Americans of all ages have served in 141 countries worldwide. For more information, visit the Peace Corps website.