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KRISTINA IODICE Updated: February 5, 2013 at 12:00 am

Colorado College has placed sixth among the Peace Corps top volunteer-producing colleges, the school announced Tuesday Feb. 5. It's the highest that the college has ever been ranked, officials said.

The college moved up four places in the small school category from its 10th place position last year. It is the third consecutive year that CC has placed among the top 10 schools in its group.

CC currently has 18 undergraduate alumni in 13 host countries. Since the Peace Corps’ inception in 1961, 357 Colorado College alumni have joined its ranks.

The ranking didn't surprise CC President Jill Tiefenthaler.

“Many of our students tell us that they want to make a positive difference in the world through public service,” she said. “I’m delighted that we attract this type of student, and that the college’s commitment to service and emphasis on the liberal arts has resulted in well-prepared graduates who are eager to serve worldwide.”

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