For the first time, Fordham has been named to the list of colleges and universities that produce the most volunteers for the Peace Corps.
The Peace Corps recognized these colleges and universities on Feb. 18. With 15 alumni volunteering worldwide, Fordham comes in at No. 18 out of 25 on the list of medium-size universities (between 5,000 to 15,000 enrolled).
Other Jesuit universities that shared the list with Fordham are Georgetown, at No. 7, and Boston College, at No. 20.
Alumni from more than 3,000 colleges and universities nationwide have served in the Peace Corps since its founding in 1961, including 446 Fordham alumni. According to the Peace Corps site, the New York City metropolitan area is the top-producing area in the country, with 349 residents in overseas service.
View the complete 2016 rankings of the top 25 schools in each undergraduate category here.