Georgia Colleges: Agnes Scott, Spelman make top 10  in Peace Corps rankings

Two metro Atlanta colleges on Wednesday made the top ten on a highly-competitive list that shows their students’ willingness to help others.

Spelman College in Atlanta tied for fourth among schools with less than 5,000 students in the number of alumnae volunteering worldwide in the Peace Corps. Decatur-based Agnes Scott was tied for tenth on the list among schools with less than 5,000 students.

Spelman had 14 alumnae volunteering last year. Agnes Scott had 13 volunteers. Both colleges educate women.

The University of Wisconsin ranked first in volunteers among institutions with more than 15,000 students. George Washington University ranked first among institutions with enrollments between 5,000 and 15,000 students. St. Mary’s College of Maryland ranked first among institutions with less than 5,000 students.

President John F. Kennedy in 1961 issued an executive order to create the Peace Corps for young Americans to travel to foreign nations to assist in development efforts.

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