K-State Makes List of Safe Schools




College Choice, an organization providing rankings and resources geared toward helping students with the decision on which college or university to attend, has published its 50-school, 2016 ranking of the Safest Large Colleges and Universities in America.

Kanas State University (Manhattan, KS) made the list, coming in at #31, just below St. John’s University (Queens, NY) and just above Central Michigan University (Mount Pleasant, MI).

In calculating each school’s general safety grade, College took into account the following:

  • Past three years of theft, assault, arson, and other offense.
  • Hate crimes reported by a school over the past three years.
  • Violence Against Women Act offenses in the past three years.
  • Drug and alcohol incidents a campus reported over the past five years.
  • Reported fires in the past three years

The #1 spot on the list went to Thomas Edison State University (Trenton, NJ) and the #50 spot to Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)

Other Midwest schools on the lists are: #5 Columbia College (Columbia, MO), #7 Oakland University (Rochester Hills, MI), #14 Grand Valley State University ( Allendale, MI), #16 Wichita State University (Wichita, KS), #22 Wayne State University (Detroit, MI), #26 University of Akron (Akron, OH), #45 Northern Illinois University (Dekalb, IL), #47 Iowa State University (Ames, IA).