UPDATED: 25 Most dangerous colleges- 3 PA schools on the list

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Correction:

    Researchers at FindTheBest identified an error in their data and methodology in compiling their list of the top 25 most dangerous colleges.  They issued this correction and an updated list of schools.

Note: We identified an error in the original analysis of the data used in the Feb. 3, 2015 report on dangerous colleges in the United States, which resulted in an incorrect ranking of colleges. The following is an updated report which has corrected the previous error, clarified the criteria and methodology used, and resulted in a new ranking.

We’ve reached out to the various publications that ran stories using the original data to provide them with the updated rankings.

We sincerely apologize for any confusion and inconvenience this data issue has caused. If you have any further questions or concerns, please direct them to our director of public relations, Hillary Foss, at hfoss@findthebest.com or 805-617-1863.

Pennsylvania still has three schools on the list, but they are completely different from the four previous PA schools.  Swarthmore College,  Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, and The Art Institute of Pittsburgh made the updated list.

 Full list:

Oakwood University #25

Huntsville, Alabama

Average incidents per year 2011-2013: 34

Rate of incidents per 1,000 students: 17.9

Hampshire College #24

Amherst, Massachusetts

Average incidents per year 2011-2013: 27

Rate of incidents per 1,000 students: 18.1

Kentucky State University #23

Frankfort, Kentucky

Average incidents per year 2011-2013: 46
Rate of incidents per 1,000 students: 18.2

East Texas Baptist University #22

Marshall, Texas

Average incidents per year 2011-2013: 23
Rate of incidents per 1,000 students: 18.4

Grinnell College #21

Grinnell, Iowa

Average incidents per year 2011-2013: 32
Rate of incidents per 1,000 students: 18.6

Pomona College #20

Claremont, California

Average incidents per year 2011-2013: 30
Rate of incidents per 1,000 students: 18.6

Livingstone College #19

Salisbury, North Carolina

Average incidents per year 2011-2013: 22
Rate of incidents per 1,000 students: 18.7

Presbyterian College #18

Clinton, South Carolina

Average incidents per year 2011-2013: 27
Rate of incidents per 1,000 students: 18.8

Sewanee-The University of the South #17

Sewanee, Tennessee

Average incidents per year 2011-2013: 37
Rate of incidents per 1,000 students: 21.8

Hiram College #16

Hiram, Ohio

Average incidents per year 2011-2013: 29
Rate of incidents per 1,000 students: 22.1

Claremont McKenna College #15

Claremont, California

Average incidents per year 2011-2013: 31
Rate of incidents per 1,000 students: 23.3

Oregon Health & Science University #14

Portland, Oregon

Average incidents per year 2011-2013: 67
Rate of incidents per 1,000 students: 23.6

Franklin College #13

Franklin, Indiana

Average incidents per year 2011-2013: 25
Rate of incidents per 1,000 students: 24.7

Occidental College #12

Los Angeles, California

Average incidents per year 2011-2013: 54
Rate of incidents per 1,000 students: 25.4

Wilmington College #11

Wilmington ,Ohio

Average incidents per year 2011-2013: 30
Rate of incidents per 1,000 students: 25.6

Reed College #10

Portland, Oregon

Average incidents per year 2011-2013: 40
Rate of incidents per 1,000 students: 28.3

Saint Augustine’s University #9

Raleigh, North Carolina

Average incidents per year 2011-2013: 40
Rate of incidents per 1,000 students: 30.8

Swarthmore College #8

Swarthmore, Pennsylvania

Average incidents per year 2011-2013: 48
Rate of incidents per 1,000 students: 31.3

Shaw University #7

Raleigh, North Carolina

Average incidents per year 2011-2013: 71
Rate of incidents per 1,000 students: 34.4

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania #6

Cheyney, Pennsylvania

Average incidents per year 2011-2013: 45
Rate of incidents per 1,000 students: 37.1

Gallaudet University #5

Washington, District of Columbia

Average incidents per year 2011-2013: 59
Rate of incidents per 1,000 students: 37.8

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh #4

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Average incidents per year 2011-2013: 61
Rate of incidents per 1,000 students: 39.5

Central State University #3

Wilberforce, Ohio

Average incidents per year 2011-2013: 87
Rate of incidents per 1,000 students: 42.1

Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Barranquitas #2

Barranquitas, Puerto Rico

Average incidents per year 2011-2013: 119
Rate of incidents per 1,000 students: 57.4

Benedict College #1

Columbia, South Carolina

Average incidents per year 2011-2013: 152
Rate of incidents per 1,000 students: 60.5

 

 

Original story:

We’ve seen several big name schools in the news for sexual assaults, abduction, and murder.  Columbia, University of Virginia, and Duke  all grabbed the headlines but they aren’t necessarily the most dangerous overall.

A Millersville student was just laid to rest after her murder last week, but it too did not make the list.

Researches at FindTheBest analyzed the data of crime reports at U.S. colleges to come up with a list of the top 25 most dangerous colleges.  These were four-year universities with the highest rate of alleged and criminal offenses (per 1,000 students).

Data included violent and non-violent crime reported to campus security and local law enforcement in the 2012-2013 school year.

Unfortunately Pennsylvania schools were well represented on the list with York College of Pennsylvania, Widener University, Pennsylvania College of Technology, and Clarion University of Pennsylvania all making the list.

 

Southern Oregon University #25

Ashland, Oregon
Incidents: 135
Crime rate per 1,000 students: 24.2

CSU – Monterey Bay #24

Monterey, California
Incidents: 141
Crime rate per 1,000 students: 24.6

Wake Forest University #23

Winston Salem, North Carolina
Incidents: 187
Crime rate per 1,000 students: 24.6

SUNY at Geneseo #22

Geneseo, New York
Incidents: 134
Crime rate per 1,000 students: 24.9

University of Redlands #21

Redlands, California
Incidents: 129
Crime rate per 1,000 students: 25.1

Frostburg State University #20

Frostburg, Maryland
Incidents: 138
Crime rate per 1,000 students: 25.2

York College of Pennsylvania #19

York, Pennsylvania
Incidents: 133
Crime rate per 1,000 students: 25.3

University of the Pacific #18

Stockton, California
Incidents: 164
Crime rate per 1,000 students: 25.5

Grambling State University #17

Grambling, Louisiana
Incidents: 130
Crime rate per 1,000 students: 25.6

SUNY at Fredonia #16

Fredonia, New York
Incidents: 139
Crime rate per 1,000 students: 25.7

Widener University #15

Location: Chester, Pennsylvania
Incidents: 130
Crime rate per 1,000 students: 25.9

Pennsylvania College of Technology #14

Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Incidents: 149
Crime rate per 1,000 students: 26.2

Dartmouth College #13

Hanover, New Hampshire
Incidents: 170
Crime rate per 1,000 students: 26.8

Norfolk State University #12

Norfolk, Virginia
Incidents: 182
Crime rate per 1,000 students: 27

North Carolina Central University #11

Durham, North Carolina
Incidents: 219
Crime rate per 1,000 students: 27.3

Winston-Salem State University #10

Location: Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Incidents: 148
Crime rate per 1,000 students: 27.6

Plymouth State University #9

Plymouth, New Hampshire
Incidents: 143
Crime rate per 1,000 students: 27.8

Monmouth University #8

West Long Branch, New Jersey
Incidents: 174
Crime rate per 1,000 students: 27.8

Christopher Newport University #7

Newport News, Virginia
Incidents: 147
Crime rate per 1,000 students: 28.1

Butler University #6

Indianapolis, Indiana
Incidents: 150
Crime rate per 1,000 students: 28.9

Clarion University of Pennsylvania #5

Clarion, Pennsylvania
Incidents: 160
Crime rate per 1,000 students: 29.2

Bradley University #4

Peoria, Illinois
Incidents: 161
Crime rate per 1,000 students: 29.7

Drake University #3

Des Moines, Iowa
Incidents: 153
Crime rate per 1,000 students: 29.8

Alabama A & M University #2

Normal, Alabama
Incidents: 150
Crime rate per 1,000 students: 29.9

SUNY College at Plattsburgh #1

Plattsburgh, New York
Incidents: 195
Crime rate per 1,000 students: 32.2