NKU Campus Ranks Among Nation’s Safest

Posted On August 01, 2017

By Mike Perleberg

Northern Kentucky University campus. Wikipedia image.

(Highland Heights, Ky.) – Northern Kentucky University has one of the safest campuses in the country.

A new survey by RentCollegePads.com assembled the list based on the least amount of crime per capita on college campuses.

NKU came in as the 15th safest campus with a crime index of 449:1. The crime index ratio is the institution size compared to the number of criminal offenses on campus.

The article states, “Students say that the campus is quiet, and the community never feels unsafe. Additionally, students say that NKU values safety and security, which is often listed as a reason why they love the campus. And the data agrees; from 2011-2015, on-campus crime averaged about six cases per year.”

Pace University in New York was rated as the safest campus. Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne was the only Indiana school to appear on the list, ranking 22nd.