NKU Ranks As 3rd Safest College Campus In The U.S.

Posted On February 19, 2018

By Travis Thayer

(Highland Heights, Ky.) – Northern Kentucky University is the third safest college campus in the nation.

That’s according to the 2018 Safest College Campuses in America list that placed NKU at number three out of 243 universities and colleges.

Each school’s safety score was calculated by analyzing crimes reported by universities, including rape, robberies, assaults, burglaries, motor vehicle theft and arsons.

Also factoring into the safety scores were violent and property crime rates for the cities in which the schools were located, and the number of law enforcement officers employed by the institution per 1,000 students.

It’s an honor to be recognized as one of the safest campuses in the nation by the National Council for Home Safety and Security. Providing a safe environment for our students, staff and faculty is a top priority for NKU, said Dan Nadler, NKU vice president of student affairs. “We have outstanding officers in our University Police Department and strong partnerships with Highland Heights and Campbell County. Everyone works together to extend this environment beyond our campus.”

According to data from the National Council for Home Safety and Security, NKU has never had to report a violent crime to the FBI.

Also making the list of Safest College Campuses in America were Purdue University (12th), Ball State University (157th), University of Kentucky (184th), Indiana State University (201st), University of Cincinnati (216th) and Indiana University (229th).

Brigham-Young University in Idaho is ranked the safest university in the U.S.

See the full list at www.alarms.org.