LAS VEGAS, Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- StateUniversity.com, the leading website for college information, has released its annual list of the safest colleges and universities in the U.S. In this year's list, StateUniversity.com introduced a new ranking system for the safest schools by the following categories: Safest Four-Year or Above Schools, Safest Public State Universities, and Safest Private Colleges and Universities.
To compile the list, StateUniversity.com utilized Cleary and FBI data to analyze 1,407 colleges and universities to assign safety ratings. The assigned ratings are based on the following criteria: number of weapon occurrences, drugs, burglary, vehicle theft, arson, larceny, robbery, forcible and non-forcible rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, and aggravated assault.
"We're very excited to announce the changes that we've implemented to StateUniversity.com," said Dominik Mazur, Manager of StateUniversity.com. "We're certain that the additional information and the new categories will be of big help for those looking to do an in-depth research on the safety of the schools they desire to attend."
Top 10 Highest Safest Colleges and Universities, Four-Year or Above:
- Kent State University at Geauga - Burton, OH
- Gordon College - Wenham, MA
- Lake Forest Graduate School of Management - Lake Forest, IL
- Mansfield University of Pennsylvania - Mansfield, PA
- Kent State University at Tuscarawas - New Philadelphia, OH
- Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts & Sciences - Fayette, MO
- Ursuline College - Pepper Pike, OH
- Brigham Young University-Idaho - Rexburg, ID
- Massachusetts School of Law - Andover, MA
- Regis College - Weston, MA
Full rank list is available at http://www.stateuniversity.com/rank/safety_score_rank.html.
The safety rankings are the latest in a series of rankings and "best of" lists compiled by StateUniversity.com, including Top Ranked Schools Overall, a Most Popular Schools by Program listing, and rankings of everything from faculty salary to ACT/SAT score to average student loan and total cost of attendance.
Covering all U.S. institutions of higher learning, StateUniversity.com features the most complete collection of school statistics. The website allows prospective students to compare schools, research degree programs, and submit requests for application materials. StateUniversity.com also features school profiles, a unique college ranking list, and a job board for students and recent grads.
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