Clark University is number 23 on the Peace Corps’ 2016 rankings of the top volunteer-producing colleges and universities. Clark is ranked on the list of small colleges and universities, with 8 alumni currently volunteering worldwide.
Since 1961, 255 Clark alumni have served in the Peace Corps; this is the second straight year that the University has ranked among the Peace Corps’ top 25 small schools. A complete rankings list is available online.
This year’s rankings follow a 40-year high in applications for the Peace Corps in 2015. Alumni from more than 3,000 colleges and universities nationwide have served in the Corps since the agency’s founding in 1961.
Clark University’s Graduate School of Management (GSOM) and its International Development, Community, and Environment (IDCE) department have partnered with the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows program. Through IDCE and GSOM, returned Peace Corps volunteers can work toward various degrees, including an MBA with several concentrations, including social change. Participating Fellows receive at least a 50 percent reduction in tuition with the possibility for further merit aid.