2 Mich. universities major Peace Corps supporters

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Michigan Technological University and the University of Michigan have earned high rankings for student participation in the Peace Corps.

For the eighth consecutive year, Michigan Tech ranks number-one nationally in the corps' Master International program, which allows students to use Peace Corps service as credit toward earning a graduate degree. Tech presently has 35 Master's International grad students.

More than 120 graduates have earned degrees through the program since Michigan Tech began participating in 1995. The university in Houghton has eight graduate programs affiliated with the Peace Corps, more than any other institution.

The University of Michigan ranks seventh nationally in the Paul D. Coverdell program, which provides returned Peace Corps volunteers with scholarships, internships and stipends to work on an advanced degree.

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