St. Ben's Rated Highly for Peace Corps Volunteers

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Feb 18, 2014 at 11:06 am

ST. JOSEPH, Minn. (KNSI) - The College of St. Benedict has vaulted into the upper tier of colleges and universities to produce Peace Corps volunteers.

The college was ranked number 21 in the Peace Corps 2014 rankings, which honors the top 25 volunteer-producing institutions across the country.

CSB moved up 23 spots since last year, when it wasn't listed among the top 25 small colleges, defined as 5,000 students or less. Currently, 11 CSB graduates are serving overseas as Peace Corps volunteers.

Volunteers serve a 27 month term in the corps - which includes three months of training followed by 24 months overseas.

Three other Minnesota schools made the list as well - Macalester and Carleton Colleges tied for number 13 with 16 volunteers apiece and St. Olaf College tied for 6th. 

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