The Peace Corps on Tuesday released its annual list of the nation’s top volunteer-producing institutions.
Loyola University and the University of Chicago tied for No. 16 on the list of mid-sized universities. Both schools have 18 alumni serving overseas.
The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is ranked 19th for large universities, with 41 volunteers.
Knox College in Galesburg is tenth among small universities. The college currently has 13 volunteers in the field.
Carrie Hessler-Radelet is acting director of the Peace Corps. She says the Peace Corps gives recent graduates highly sought-after skills that will help launch their careers.
March 1 is the deadline for graduating college students to apply for remaining 2014 openings.