31 Safest Colleges in Michigan for 2016

Michigan

The state of Michigan is located in the Midwest region of the United States. It is bordered by the states of Wisconsin, Indiana, and Ohio, in addition to to several of the Great Lakes. Michigan has a total population of nearly 10,000,000 residents. The Mackinac Bridge connects the main part of the state to the Upper and Lower Peninsula of Michigan. The state is well-regarded as an early settlement for immigrants and the birthplace of the automotive industry. The peninsula regions also cater to the tourism industry. Large cities include Detroit and Grand Rapids. Michigan is home to many research and development facilities as well as institutions for higher education.

For the sake of this list, a “college” is considered any accredited public or private not-for-profit institution that offers four-year degree programs. Campus crime stats, graduation rates, and student retention rates were taken from U.S. Department of Education annual reports. Campus crime rates are based on the number of crimes per 1,000 residents.

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#1 Cornerstone University

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The independent Christian institution known as Cornerstone University is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Student, totaling 3,000, choose between undergraduate and graduate programs as well as seminary school. Over 60 academic programs are offered, including sciences, humanities, Bible, journalism, and the arts. The university belongs to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. Students can also participate in the campus newspaper and the Cornerstone Journalism Institute.

#2 Davenport University

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Davenport University, situated outside of Grand Rapids, Michigan, is a private, non-profit university. Currently, almost 12,500 undergraduate and graduate students are pursuing Associate’s Bachelor’s, and Master’s degrees at the school. The school maintains a total of 11 campuses throughout the state, including locations in Battle Creek, Flint, Holland, Kalamazoo, and Traverse City. Students choose from 50 areas of study, including a variety of business majors. Students hail from around the United States as well as 42 additional countries.

#3 Calvin College

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Liberal arts school Calvin College is situated in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The college’s roots are in the Protestant tradition. Academics are sorted into Gateway, Competencies and Studies, and Capstone levels. About 4,000 students attend the school each year. Notable buildings on campus include the Science Building, the Spoelhof Center of social work, art and education, the Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex, and the Covenant Fine Arts Center as well as the library, athletic facilities, chapel, and residence halls. Students can participate in over 70 clubs including an annual lip-sync competition.

#4 University of Michigan-Dearborn

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University of Michigan-Dearborn, or UM-D, is situated in Dearborn, Michigan. It’s a public university and home to over 9,000 students, of which over 7,000 are undergraduates. Students have a choice of over 90 academic undergraduate programs, 20 masters degree programs, and 3 doctoral programs. University of Michigan-Dearborn prides itself on community involvement in the Metro Detroit area. Students can become involved in some of 125 recognized student organizations, including Campus Video Network, Student Activities Board, and Student Government.

#5 Madonna University

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Madonna University is a Catholic liberal arts school in Livonia, Michigan. Approximately 4,500 students attend the main campus as well as extension campuses in other parts of the state. Undergraduate students choose from over 100 major programs. Common area of studies include education, criminal justice, history, and business. An additional 35 programs are available for master’s students. Campus stretches across 80 acres. Students are encouraged to become involved in student athletics, publications, radio and television production teams.

#6 Michigan Technological University

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Also called Michigan Tech, TU, or even Tech, Michigan Technological University is located in Houghton, Michigan. Its campus stretches 925 acres, including bluffs that look out at Portage Lake. In addition to a strong engineering program, the school has also revamped its science, technology, business, and forestry programs. Today, students can choose from 130 degree programs. Athletic teams fall within the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Student life includes Greek Life, Blue Key (National Blue Key honor society), the Daily Bull satirical student newspaper and student government.

#7 Lake Superior State University

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Lake Superior State University, or Lake State, is situated in Marie, Michigan. The small public school hosts 2,600 students each year, with a small percentage including postgraduates. Popular areas of study include engineering, chemistry, environmental studies, teach education, and criminal justice. Regional campuses are located in other parts of the state. Throughout the year, Lake State puts on several special student events, including  Snowman Burning, Snowmobile Race, and Ship’s Horn. The schools hosts NCAA Division I athletics.

#8 Oakland University

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The public institution in Rochester Hills, Michigan is known as Oakland University. Campus is set in a suburban area, and is home to more than 20,000 students. Students choose from 139 bachelor’s degrees and 127 graduate programs. Most studies fall in the School of Business Administration, College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Health Sciences, the School of Education and Human Services, the School of Engineering and Computer Science, and the School of Nursing. Several research centers are located on campus as well as recreational facilities like the campus golf course.

#9 Lawrence Technological University

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Lawrence Technological University, or LTU, is located in Southfield, Michigan. The private school welcomes over 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students each year. Academic programs focus on STEAM-related areas of study, meaning: science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. Student athletes participate in NAIA Division II sports. Students can participate in over 40 student clubs as well as sororities and fraternities.

#10 University of Michigan-Flint

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Also called U of M-Flint, the University of Michigan-Flint enrolls 6,800 undergraduates each year and 1,200 graduate students. Students study within the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Management, the School of Health Professions and Studies, and the School of Education and Human Services. Student participate in organizations like student government and the student newspaper, as well as athletic teams like UM-Flint Wrestling, UM-Flint Women’s Hockey, and UM-Flint Ultimate Frisbee.

#11 Grace Bible College

Grace Bible College of Grand Rapids, Michigan is an evangelical institution. More than 900 students attend the school set in a suburban area. Grace Bible College belongs to the Grace Gospel Fellowship, which encourages missionary work and ministry programs. The student to teacher ratio is 13:1. Athletics belong to the National Christian College Athletic Association and the Association of Christian College Athletics.

#12 University of Detroit Mercy

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The Roman Catholic university, University of Detroit-Mercy, is associated with both the Society of Jesus and the Religious Sisters of Mercy. The Detroit campus welcomes almost 5,000 students each year, undergraduate and graduate. Common areas of study include clinical psychology, law, engineering, liberal arts, and nursing. Student athletes participate in NCAA Division I athletics. The school’s campus includes many highlights, such as the Warren Loranger Architecture Building, Warren Loranger Architecture Building,World War I Memorial Clock Tower, and athletics field.

#13 Baker College Center for Graduate Studies

Originally founded in Flint Township, Michigan, Baker College Center for Graduate Studies now has locations across Michigan and in Pennsylvania. Over 150 career-driven programs are offered to students, such as teaching, nursing, human services, healthcare, and Internet technologies. Baker belongs to the Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers (MACRAO) Transfer Agreement, which makes it easier to transfer credits to the institution from another.

#14 College for Creative Studies

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The private school known as the College for Creative Studies enrolls 1,300 students each year. Campus is located in Detroit, Michigan. Common majors include Integrated Design and Transportation Design, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Entertainment Arts, Art Education, Product Design, and Copywriting. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Student can pursue a Fine Arts degree at the bachelor or master’s level. Notable alumni have made a name for themselves in the world of advertising, crafts, entertainment art, graphic design, and fine arts.

#15 Aquinas College-Michigan

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Situated in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Aquinas College-Michigan is a small Catholic school. Each year, 1,600 undergraduates attend the school, with an additional 225 students who attend part-time. Post graduates also make up a small percentage of the total student body. Students choose from 60 majors. The school encourages students to study abroad for at least a semester, including a program in Rome. Organizations on campus include diversity clubs, sports teams, and student publications.

#16 Andrews University

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Andrews University of Berrien Springs, Michigan is associated with the Seventh-day Adventist school system. Undergradutes, totaling about 1,700, can choose from 130 undergraduate programs. Andrews also enrolls about 850 in its seminary program each year. The school has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and the Adventist Accrediting Association. Campus is located only 12 miles from Lake Michigan and is also close to the University of Notre Dame. Campus highlights include an arboretum, the Howard Performing Arts Center, and single-sex residence halls.

#17 Hope College

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Hope College of Holland, Michigan is a liberal arts college that hosts 3,600 students each year. The school was founded in 1862 and maintains its association with the Reformed Church of America. Students choose from over 90 majors for a degree of Bachelor of Arts, Bachlor of Science in Engineering, or Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The school maintains additional locations in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Chicago as well as international locations. Student organizations include a Dance Marathon, literary magazine, spiritual clubs, and athletics.

#18 Alma College

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Located in the small town of Alma, Michigan, Alma College is a private liberal arts school. Students totaling 1,300 undergraduates pursue degrees in 41 majors. Common areas of study include biology, psychology, business administration, health science, education, and history. The academic calendar follows a 4-4-1 schedule, meaning 14-term weeks in the fall and winter are followed by a four-week session in May. Under the Alma Commitment, students are offered scholarship funds to pursue internship, fellowship, or study abroad opportunities.

#19 Kettering University 

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Kettering University is located in Flint, Michigan. It’s a private school that emphasizes experienced-based learning. A total of almost 2,000 undergraduates and an additional 300 graduates come to the school to pursue studies such as chemical engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, and applied science. All students engage in a five coop terms program, which means they participate in paid work experience alongside their area of study. Kettering is considered one of the leading feeder universities to Harvard Business School.

#20 Wayne State University

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Wayne State University is located in the Historic District of Detroit, Michigan. Over 2,700 students call the 203-acre campus home. Wayne State is among the 100 largest universities in the country. Main campus alone has over 100 education and research-focused buildings. In addition, there are several other satellite campuses in the Detroit area. Students choose from 13 schools, including the College of Nursing, the School of Medicine, and the College of Fine, Performing, and Communication Arts among others. Each year the school hosts the Detroit Windsor International Film Festival. The school is home to NCAA Division II athletics.

#21 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

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The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, more simply called Michigan, is a public research school. The campus set in Anna Arbor, Michigan welcomes 43,600 students each year. Undergraduates total about 28,400 students, and postgraduates make up an additional 15,200. Additional campuses are located in Detroit and Flint, Michigan. Graduate programs focus especially on STEM fields, as well as the humanities and social sciences. Michigan’s Wolverines belong to NCAA Division I athletics and is also a member of the Big Ten Conference.

#22 Marygrove College

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Marygrove College is a liberal arts college in Detroit Michigan, founded on Catholic principles. The school of over 2,000 students receives support from the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Campus spreads across 53 acres and includes Tudor Gothic style buildings. Students choose from 31 bachelor’s degree programs and 7 master’s programs. Marygrove belongs to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.

#23 Concordia University-Ann Arbor 

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Situated in Anna Arbor Michigan, Concordia University-Ann Arbor is a private liberal arts school. Each year, approximately 700 students attend the small school. Students can choose from over 70 areas of study. Concordia encourages students to study abroad and also take on internship or career-focused learning opportunities in addition to their classroom training. Student athletes compete in sports within the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.

#24 Central Michigan University

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Mount Pleasant, Michigan is home to Central Michigan University. It’s considered among one of the 100 largest universities in the nation. About 20,000 students attend the Mount Pleasant location, although an additional 7,000 students attend satellite locations around the world. There are 2000 academic programs to choose from, including journalism, psychology, entrepreneurship, audiology, and music. Athletes at the school participate in the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference. There are 22 residence halls on campus, including dormitories with a specific focus for students to more closely collaborate with colleagues, for example: the Herrig Hall (music) and the Woldt Hall (science and technology).

#25 Albion College

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The liberal arts school of Albion College is set in Albion, Michigan. The institution is a private liberal arts school affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Approximately 1,400 students attend the school. Students choose from 30 academic majors in pursuit of a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Students can become involved in extracurriculars such as Habitat for Humanity International, Karate Club, and intramural sports. Athletics fall under the NCAA Division III category.

#26 Northern Michigan University

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Northern Michigan University is located in Marquette of the Upper Peninsula region of Michigan. Almost 9,000 students attend the public, four-year university each year. Campus spans 350 acres, and includes 10 academic buildings with an additional 210 teaching spaces. Additional facilities focus on art and design, a theater, library, science complex, and NMU athletic department’s Superior Dome.

#27 Ferris State University

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Big Rapids, Michigan is home to Ferris State University and more than 14,700 students. Ferris is considered the ninth largest in the state. The public university, in addition to its campus headquarters, also hosts an additional 19 off-campus locations. Students pick from more than 170 areas of study within 8 colleges. Master’s degree programs include technical education, nursing, fine arts, and criminal justice, among others. Outside of classes, students can become involved in student government, athletics, radio and Greek Life.

#28 Michigan State University

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Located in East Lansing, Michigan, Michigan State University enrolls over 50,000 students each year. It is the ninth-biggest university in the United States. The schools boasts over half a million alumni around the world today. MSU has consistently ranked high as a research institution and a center for higher education. MSU was instrumental in creating programs in supply chain management, hospitality, and music therapy early on. Top graduate programs include African history, elementary and secondary education, criminology, and nuclear physics, among others. Michigan State is a NCAA Division I school and a member of the Big Ten.

#29 Eastern Michigan University

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Eastern Michigan University of Ypsilanti, Michigan is located 35 miles from Detroit and only 8 miles from Ann Arbor. There are 18,500 undergraduate students and an additional 4,800 postgraduate students who attend the school each year. There are seven colleges at EMU, including the College of Business, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health and Human Services, College of Technology, Honors College, and Graduate School. Campus spans 800 acres and houses more than 120 buildings. Students can become involved in athletics, student publications, Greek Life, and cultural and volunteer groups.

#30 Olivet College

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Set 200 miles west of Detroit, Olivet College is located in Olivet, Michigan. The institution is a liberal arts school affiliated with the United Church of Christ and the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches. Just over 1,000 students pursue degrees from a list of 28 programs on the bachelor or master’s level. The school’s athletic teams participate in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association. Students can also work for the WOCR radio station.

#31 Finlandia University

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Finlandia University is located in Hancock, Michigan. The private school is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. Campus is in a rural setting, with highlights such as the Old Main building and Finlandia Hall. Students can choose to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts in programs like Digital Art and Integrated Design, a Bachelor of Business Administration in concentration like marketing or accounting, as well as Bachelor of Human Services and Bachelor of Liberal Arts with a focus in psychology, English, Art Therapy, Communication, and Sociology. Athletics fall within the NCAA Division III. Students are encourage to study abroad during their time at Finlandia.

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Safest Colleges in New Hampshire for 2016

New Hampshire

New Hampshire is a state located in the New England region of the United States. It was one of the thirteen colonies before the American Revolution. The state was admitted into the Union in 1788 and was the 9th state admitted. New Hampshire sits on the Atlantic Ocean, and it is bordered by Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine, and Canada. If you want to attend college in New Hampshire, here are the safest colleges to consider.

For the sake of this list , a “college” is considered any accredited public or private not-for-profit institution that offers four-year degree programs. Campus crime stats, graduation rates, and student retention rates were taken from U.S. Department of Education annual reports. Campus crime rates are based on the number of crimes per 1,000 residents.

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#1 University of New Hampshire at Manchester

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Founded in 1985, the University of New Hampshire at Manchester is considered the safest college in New Hampshire. It is a public university located in Manchester, New Hampshire, and it is part of the University System of New Hampshire. For students who enjoy the outdoors, this university is located on the Merrimack River. The campus crime rate at the University of New Hampshire at Manchester is 0 per 1000.

#2 Granite State College

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One of the safest schools in New Hampshire, Granite State College is a public college founded in 1972. The school is located in Concord, New Hampshire, which is the capital of the state. Granite State College is part of the University System of New Hampshire, and the campus crime rate here is 0 per 1000.

#3 Rivier University

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Located in Nashua, New Hampshire, Rivier University is a private liberal arts college that was founded in 1933. The school is associated with the Roman Catholic Church, and it is close to the southern border of the state near Massachusetts. At Rivier University, the acceptance rate is 89%, and the campus crime rate is 0 per 1000.

#4 Southern New Hampshire University

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Founded in 1932, Southern New Hampshire University is a private nonsectarian school located in Manchester, New Hampshire. The school is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Learning of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The campus crime rate here is 0 per 1000.

#5 New Hampshire Institute of Art

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Also located in Manchester, New Hampshire, New Hampshire Institute of Art is a private creative arts college founded in 1898. It is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, and the school is a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design. The campus crime rate is 0 per 1000.

#6 Saint Anselm College

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Founded in 1889, Saint Anselm College is a private liberal arts school located in Manchester, New Hampshire. It is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church and more directly with the Order of Saint Benedict. At Saint Anselm College, the acceptance rate is 74%, and the campus crime rate is 0 per 1000.

#7 Daniel Webster College

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A school located in Nashua, New Hampshire, Daniel Webster College is a private school founded in 1965. The school is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Learning of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. At Daniel Webster College, the campus crime rate is 1 per 1000.

#8 University of New Hampshire

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Founded in 1866, the University of New Hampshire is a public institution located in Durham, New Hampshire. It is part of the University System of New Hampshire. For students who enjoy the outdoors, the school is located next to the Oyster River. At the University of New Hampshire, the campus crime rate is 0 per 1000.

#9 Franklin Pierce University

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A school located in Rindge Town, New Hampshire, Franklin Pierce University is a private liberal arts college founded in 1962. The school is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Learning of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The campus crime rate at Franklin Pierce University is 1 per 1000.

#10 Keene State College 

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Founded in 1909, Keene State College is a public liberal arts college located in Keene, New Hampshire. It is part of the University System of New Hampshire and associated with the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. At Keene State College, the acceptance rate is 82%, and the campus crime rate is 1 per 1000.

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Safest Colleges in Nebraska for 2016

Nebraska

Nebraska is located in the Midwestern region of the United States, where it is bordered by South Dakota, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, and Wyoming. The capital is Lincoln, but the largest city is Omaha. The Missouri River is located on the eastern side of the state. Nebraska was the 37th state admitted into the Union. If you want to attend college in Nebraska, here are the safest colleges to consider.

For the sake of this list , a “college” is considered any accredited public or private not-for-profit institution that offers four-year degree programs. Campus crime stats, graduation rates, and student retention rates were taken from U.S. Department of Education annual reports. Campus crime rates are based on the number of crimes per 1,000 residents.

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#1 College of Saint Mary

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Founded in 1923, the College of Saint Mary is an all-woman’s college that is affiliated with the Catholic Church. The school is located in Omaha, Nebraska, which is on the far eastern side of the state and borders Iowa. It has 632 undergraduate students and 255 graduate students. The campus crime rate here is 0 per 1000.

#2 Union College – Nebraska

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A school located in Lincoln, Nebraska, Union College of Nebraska is a private institute that was founded in 1891. The school is owned by the Mid-American Union Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and is accredited by the Adventist Accrediting Association. At Union College, the campus crime rate is 0 per 1000.

#3 York College

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York College is a private school founded in 1890 that is located in York, Nebraska. The school is affiliated with the Churches of Christ, and it has achieved accreditation from the the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The campus crime rate here is 0 per 1000.

#4 Bellevue University

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A school located in Bellevue, Nebraska, Bellevue University is a private university that was established in 1966. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Bellevue University offers 42 different degree programs, and the campus crime rate is 0 per 1000.

#5 Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health

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Founded in 1891, Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health is a private institution located in Omaha, Nebraska. The school is affiliated with the Methodist Health System, and it is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The campus crime rate here is 0 per 1000.

#6 Concordia University – Nebraska

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Concordia University of Nebraska is a private Christian university located in Seward, Nebraska. It was founded in 1894. The school is associated with the Lutheran Church. Concordia University offers 40 different degree programs with the most popular being Reading Teacher Education. The campus crime rate here is 0 per 1000.

#7 Creighton University

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Located in Omaha, Nebraska, Creighton University is a private Roman Catholic school that was founded by the Society of Jesus in 1878. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and it has a campus crime rate of 0 per 1000.

#8 Nebraska Wesleyan University

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Nebraska Wesleyan University is a private institution with a liberal arts focus. It was established in 1887, and the school is located in Lincoln, Nebraska, which is on the southeastern side of the state. Nebraska Wesleyan University is affiliated with the Methodist Church, and the campus crime rate here is 0 per 1000.

#9 Chadron State College

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A school located in Chadron, Nebraska, Chadron State College is a public school that was founded in 1911. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Chadron State College has a 21:1 student to faculty ratio, and the campus crime rate is 0 per 1000.

#10 University of Nebraska at Omaha

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Established in 1908, the University of Nebraska at Omaha is a public research university located in Omaha, Nebraska. The school is part of the University of Nebraska System of universities. At the University of Nebraska at Omaha, the acceptance rate is 71%, and the campus crime rate is 0 per 1000.

#11 Clarkson College

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Clarkson College is a private school that was founded in 1888 and is affiliated with the Episcopal Church. The school is located in Omaha, Nebraska. There are 10 degree programs offered at Clarkson College with the most popular being Registered Nursing. The campus crime rate here is 1 per 1000.

#12 Hastings College

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A school located in Hastings, Nebraska, Hastings College is a private liberal arts college that was founded in 1882. The school is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church, and it is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The campus crime rate is 0 per 1000.

#13 Grace University

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Grace University is a private Christian university that was founded in 1943. The university is located in Omaha, Nebraska, and it emphasizes a faith based education. There are 22 full-time instructional faculty members at Grace University, and the student to faculty ratio is 8:1. The campus crime rate here is 1 per 1000.

#14 Midland University

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Located in Fremont, Nebraska, Midland University is a private liberal arts school that was founded in 1883. The school is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church. For students who enjoy the outdoors, Midland University is located less than 30 minutes from the Platte River. The campus crime rate here is 0 per 1000.

#15 University of Nebraka at Kearney

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The University of Nebraska at Kearney is a public university that was founded in 1905 as Nebraska State Normal School at Kearney. It received its current name in 1991. The university is located in Kearney, Nebraska, and it is part of the University of Nebraska System of universities. The campus crime rate here is 0 per 1000.

#16 University of Nebraska – Lincoln

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A school located in Lincoln, Nebraska, the University of Nebraska at Lincoln is a public university that was founded in 1869, which makes it the state’s oldest university. This school is also part of the University of Nebraska System of universities. The acceptance rate here is 64%, and the campus crime rate is 0 per 1000.

#17 Doane College 

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Doane College is a private liberal arts college located in Crete, Nebraska. The school was founded in 1872, and it is associated with the United Church of Christ. There are 73 full-time instructional faculty members at Doane College, and the student to faculty ratio is 12:1. The campus crime rate here is 2 per 1000.

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Safest Colleges in Montana for 2016

Montana

Montana is located in the Western region of the United States. The capital here is Helena, but the largest city is Billings. Montana is bordered by Canada to the north. It is also bordered by North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, and Idaho. Montana was admitted into the Union in 1889, which made it the 41st state. If you want to attend college in Montana, here are the safest colleges in the state to consider.

For the sake of this list , a “college” is considered any accredited public or private not-for-profit institution that offers four-year degree programs. Campus crime stats, graduation rates, and student retention rates were taken from U.S. Department of Education annual reports. Campus crime rates are based on the number of crimes per 1,000 residents.

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#1 Carroll College

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Located in Helena, Montana, Carroll College is considered the safest college in Montana. This college is a private liberal arts school and is affiliated with the Catholic Church. It was founded in 1909. There are 85 full-time instructional faculty members here, and the student to faculty ratio is 12:1. The campus crime rate is 0 per 1000.

#2 University of Great Falls

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A school in Great Falls, Montana, the University of Great Falls is a private university founded in 1932. The school is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church, and it is accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges. For students who enjoy the outdoors, the University of Great Falls is located 20 minutes from the Missouri River. The campus crime rate here is 0 per 1000.

#3 Montana State University – Billings

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Montana State University at Billings is a public university located in Billings, Montana. The school was founded in 1927 as Eastern Montana Normal School. It received its current name in 1994. This university is part of the Montana State University System of universities. The campus crime rate here is 0 per 1000.

#4 Montana State University

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Founded in 1893, Montana State University is a public land-grant institution located in Bozeman, Montana. The school is part of the Montana University System of universities. At Montana State University, the acceptance rate is 84%, and the school offers 70 different degree programs. The campus crime rate is 0 per 1000.

#5 University of Montana – Western

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A school located in Dillon, Montana, the University of Montana Western is a public university founded in 1893. It is part of the Montana University System of universities. The school offers 23 different degree programs with the most popular being Liberal Arts and Sciences. The campus crime rate here is 0 per 1000.

#6 Montana State University – Northern

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Founded in 1929, Montana State University Northern is a public university located in Havre, Montana. The school is part of the Montana University System of universities. At Montana State University, the acceptance rate is 100%, and the school offers 45 different degree programs. The campus crime rate is 0 per 1000.

#7 Rocky Mountain College

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Founded in 1878, Rocky Mountain College is a private college located in Billings, Montana. The school is associated with the United Church of Christ, the United Methodist Church, and the Presbyterian Church. It is also located less than 30 minutes from the Yellowstone River. The campus crime rate at Rocky Mountain College is 0 per 1000.

#8 University of Montana 

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A school located in Missoula, Montana, the University of Montana is a public university founded in 1893. The school is part of the Montana University System of universities. For students who enjoy the outdoors, the University of Montana is located near the Clark Forke River. The campus crime rate here is 0 per 1000.

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50 Safest Colleges in Massachusetts for 2016

Massachusetts

The state of Massachusetts is located in the northeastern United States. It is one of the oldest states, as one of the original 13 colonies. Massachusetts is the most populated state in New England. Over 80% of the state’s population is concentrated in the city of Boston. Massachusetts shares borders with Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York, as well as the Atlantic Ocean. Massachusetts, with an area of over 10,500 square miles, is home to some of the world’s finest institutions of higher education, including Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University.

For the sake of this list , a “college” is considered any accredited public or private not-for-profit institution that offers four-year degree programs. Campus crime stats, graduation rates, and student retention rates were taken from U.S. Department of Education annual reports. Campus crime rates are based on the number of crimes per 1,000 residents.

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#1 Northpoint Bible College

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Northpoint Bible College is located in Haverhill Massachusetts. The Zion Bible College promotes the expansion of the Christian gospel and education of Pentecostal ministry. The student body is small, enrolling approximately 400 students each year. Students major in biblical studies, as well as a second major within the ministry discipline. Students participate in Chapel, as well as a program known as SPICE, which encourages student participation in maintaining the school grounds and facilities.

#2 Eastern Nazarene College

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Located within 8 miles of Boston, Eastern Nazarene College (ENC) is nestled in Quincy, Massachusetts just blocks from the ocean. ENC is a Christian coeducational liberal arts institution with over 50 majors. The college celebrates serving a highly diverse student population of over 1,000. Some of the most popular majors are business/marketing, education and the sciences. Both undergraduate and graduate programs are available.

#3 Regis College

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The Catholic institution known as Regis College is situated in Weston, Massachusetts, 12 miles from Boston. Recently, in 2007, Regis became a coeducational school. Undergraduates and graduates make up a total student body of approximately 2,000. The school offers a number of opportunities to study and serve abroad, as well as participate in student teaching stateside. More than 39 areas of study are available to all students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts.

#4 Bay Path University

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Bay Path University, formerly known as Bay Path College, is set in Longmeadow, Massachusetts. A body of students, totaling 2,300, have the option to pursue bachelor’s and master’s degrees, either on campus or online. Bay Path belongs to the Cooperating Colleges of Greater Springfield, of which there are eight. The undergraduate programs are majority female and focus on women’s education; the graduate level programs are coeducational. Extracurriculars include athletics and a women’s leadership conference.

#5 Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

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Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, or MCPHS, are located in the Longwood Medical and Academic Area in Boston’s Back Bay. The institution offers traditional as well as non-traditional and accelerated programs, all with an emphasis on hands-on training. Two additional campuses are now located in Worcester, Massachusetts and Manchester, Massachusetts. Schools of study include the School of Occupational Therapy, Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene, School of Nursing, School of Optometry, and the School of Physical Therapy, among others. MCPHS in a member of the Colleges of the Fenway, which includes shared research, medical, and dining facilities between campuses.

#6 School of the Museum of Fine Arts

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Operating under Tufts University, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts is located in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood. The school has an affiliation with the nearby Museum of Fine Arts. It also belongs to the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design, including member colleges across the country. There are approximately 300 undergraduate and 150 postgraduate students each year. In addition, the school belongs to the Professional Arts Consortium, and other arts programs within the city which allow students to earn credit at affiliated Boston colleges. Famous alumni include sculptors, musicians, photographers, and graphic designers.

#7 The Boston Conservatory

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Students attend the Boston Conservatory in the Fenway-Kenmore neighborhood of Boston to pursue degrees and careers in music, dance, and theater. Programs include Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Music, Master of Fine Arts, and Master of Music. In addition to collegiate level courses, the conservatory conducts outreach programs in the city and provides intensive programs for high school students in dance, brass, choral, musical theater, horn, and music composition. About 750 students attend the school each year.

#8 Wellesley College

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Located west of Boston in the city of Wellesley, Wellesley College is an all-women’s liberal arts college. It is one of the Seven Sisters Colleges. Nearly 2,500 undergraduate students attend the school each year. In addition to 56 major choices, students are also given the option of cross-registering at MIT, Brandeis, Babson College and Olin College. Wellesley has consistently ranked high in terms of academics among national publications and university reviews.

#9 Cambridge College

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Situated in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Cambridge College specializes in adult education. About 7,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students attend the school each year. Common majors include health care management, psychology, education, counseling, and human services. Master’s programs include Master of Education and Master of Education in Counseling Psychology.

#10 University of Massachusetts-Boston

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The University of Massachusetts-Boston, or UMass, is a public school and one of the largest in the University of Massachusetts system. UMass is situated in Columbia Point, on the southern edge of the Boston metropolitan area. Undergraduate and graduate students make up a total student body of over 16,500. Most are residents from the state, although there are students that come from out of state and around the world. UMass belongs to the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Academic institutions on campus include the Institute for Survey Research, Center for Social Development and Education, and the William Joiner Institute for the Study of War and Social Consequences. Students can become involved in NCAA Division III athletics, as well as student publications and student government.

#11 Stonehill College

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Located in Easton Massachusetts (20 km from Boston) is the liberal arts institution known as Stonehill College. Approximately 2,500 undergraduates attend the school each year. Students choose from 38 major programs and 45 minor programs. Staff encourages students to become involved in study abroad, internships, and extracurricular research. In addition to NCAA Division II athletics, students can contribute to a variety of campus media outlets.

#12 Mount Holyoke College

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Mount Holyoke College is a Seven Sisters college, of which it was also the founding member. The institution is a liberal arts college set in South Hadley. It’s an all-women college of over 2,000 students. The school has consistently ranked high for its bachelor’s programs as well as Fulbright scholarship recipients. Students choose from 50 majors, and most often pursue a Bachelor of Arts. The campus is extensive, including 17 residence halls since most student live on campus. Mount Holyoke encourages students to become involved in study abroad and other academic and extracurricular opportunities.

#13 Simmons College

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The private women’s institution, Simmons College, educates undergraduate and graduation students in the city of Boston. There are a total of approximately 2,000 undergraduate women, and nearly 3,000 graduate men and women. Academics are focused in concentrations such as the School of Social Work, the School of Management, the School of Nursing and Health Sciences, and the School of Library and Information Sciences. Simmons students can play in NCAA Division III athletics. The school is also committed to sustainability efforts.

#14 Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Among the country’s first engineering and technology educational institutions, Worcester Polytechnic Institute is located in Worcester, Massachusetts. Undergraduate and graduate students, a total of approximately 6,000, choose from over 50 majors across 14 departments. Common areas of study include engineering, social sciences, technology, and humanities and the arts. Campus provides a tranquil respite among its larger urban setting.

#15 College of Our Lady of the Elms

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The Catholic liberal arts college, College or Our Lady of the Elms, or more simply, Elms College, is located in Chicopee, Massachusetts. The study body is a small makeup of approximately 1,200 undergraduates.  Students choose from 33 majors within the departments of natural sciences, fine arts, mathematics, humanities, communication sciences and disorders, and more. Incoming freshman are welcomed in each year with Elms Night, a passing of the torch more or less from upperclassmen to the new arrivals.

#16 Harvard University

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Legendary Harvard University is located in Cambridge Massachusetts, across the river from downtown Boston. Harvard is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States since 1636, and over the years has maintained its reputation of academic excellence. While most of the present-day residence and academic buildings are located in Cambridge, Harvard also includes facilities in northwest Boston, including in Allston and Longwood Medical Area. Harvard is renowned for its work as a research institution. Although tuition costs are high, generous endowment funds allow students significant scholarship opportunities. Harvard boasts alumni including billionaires, Rhodes Scholars, Marshall Scholars, and Nobel laureates. Harvard hosts NCAA Division I athletics, including football, crew, and hockey.

#17 Endicott College

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Situated in Beverly, Massachusetts, Endicott College is a private coeducational college. Undergraduate and graduate students total over 5,000. The school’s campus includes many historic buildings as well as modern facilities like Reynolds Hall, Diane M. Halle Library, and Walter J.Manninen Center for the Arts. Students pursuing a bachelor’s degree choose from 23 programs and an additional 27 minors. Outside of academics, students can get involved in more than 60 extracurricular activities.

#18 Smith College

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Northampton, Massachusetts is home to Smith College, a private women’s liberal arts college. Smith College belongs to the Five Colleges consortium, including Mount Holyoke College, Amherst College, Hampshire College, and University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students are able to attend any of these partner institutions for transferable academic credit. There are nearly 3,000 students at Smith College, including undergraduate and graduate students. Campus is comprised of academic, residential, and athletic facilities. Smith has also made strides to expand it LGBTQ outreach across campus.

#19 Boston College

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Boston College is a Jesuit Catholic school–and ironically, neither located in Boston proper nor strictly a college. BC is located in Chestnut Hill (although still accessible to the city of Boston via the metro) and technically a university. The school enrolls over 9,000 full-time undergraduates and more than 5,000 graduate students. BC has a long-held reputation in the Boston area, with its original campus in Boston’s South End. It boasts many alumni as recipients of Fulbright scholarships. In addition to its rigorous academics, BC offers students options to participate in Division I athletics, student-run newspapers and radios as well as diversity groups, like AHANA (African-America, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American descent).

#20 Babson College

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Babson College is located in Wellesley, Massachusetts and is home to nearly 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Undergraduate students study from a choice of 25 areas of concentration. Master’s degree programs include finance, accounting, entrepreneurial leadership, and management. Babson boasts a unique study abroad experience, which is offered to juniors and seniors in the countries of Russia, China, and India. Greek Life is an important part of student life, as are student publications and athletics.

#21 Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Famously known as MIT, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a private school located in Cambridge, across the Charles River from downtown Boston. Academics have always focused on applied sciences and engineering. Research began as efforts to support World War II and the Cold War. Today, students pursue studies in the physical sciences and engineering and more recently biology, linguistics, and economics. MIT is known all over the world for its rigorous programs and notable alumni, including Nobel laureates, National Medal of Science recipients, and Rhodes Scholars. MIT is home to powerful equipment and facilities, including a pressurized wind tunnel and nuclear reactor.

#22 Brandeis University

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Brandeis University of Waltham, Massachusetts was originally founded as a Jewish community co-educational school in 1948. Today, the school enrolls nearly 6,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. Students elect their area of study from 43 majors and 46 minors. Brandeis belongs to the Association of American Universities and the Boston Consortium, which allows students to dual enroll in similar accredited universities such as Boston College, Boston University, and Tufts University. Brandeis is home to the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism as well as Women’s Studies Research Center.

#23 Massachusetts College of Art & Design

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The Massachusetts College of Art & Design, or MassArt, is located in the Longwood Medical area of Boston, neighboring Fenway-Kenmore and Back Bay neighborhoods. MassArt is one of the oldest art schools in the countries since its founding in 1873. Nearly 2,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students attend the school each year. The school belongs to the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the National Association of School of Art and Design, the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design and the Colleges of the Fenway. Common major concentrations include Fine Arts (2D), Fine Arts (3D), Communication Design, Media and Performing Arts, and Arts Education. The school is easily accessible via metro transportation.

#24 Anna Maria College

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The liberal arts college Anna Maria College is located in Paxton, Massachusetts. Undergradutes total 1,100 students, and postgraduates include about 300 students. Campus is in a rural setting on 190 acres. Academically, students can choose between 35 undergraduate programs and 21 graduate programs. Common areas of study include Art Therapy, Criminal Justice, Nursing, Paramedic Science, and Psychology. Anna Maria belongs to NCAA Division III athletics, including football, cross country, field hockey, and softball, among others.

#25 Amherst College

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Situated in Amherst, Massachusetts, Amherst College is a private liberal arts college home to 1,800 undergraduates. Students choose from 38 major options, and are not required to take a preliminary set of core curriculum classes. The school maintains a 13.7% acceptance rate. Amherst students can compete in Division III athletics. Other student organizations include cultural and religious groups, student publications, and performing arts groups.

#26 Montserrat College of Art

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Beverly, Massachusetts is home to the Montserrat College of Art, a four-year residential school with an emphasis on the visual arts. About 400 students enroll in the school each year. Originally founded by the North Shore Community Arts Foundation, campus is grounded in a suburban setting. Degree programs include interactive media, graphic design, printmaking, sculpture, and creative writing.

#27 Berklee College of Music

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Berklee College of Music is set in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. It’s considered the largest independent school of contemporary music, and enrolls nearly 5,500 students each year. Areas of music study include rocks, hip hop, flamenco, reggae, salsa and bluegrass. As of 2012, Berklee also operates a campus in Valencia, Spain at the renowned Parque de Arte y Ciencias.  Future plans have been made to combine the Boston Conservatory and Berklee College of Music, to create “Berklee”. Berklee belongs to the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Graduate programs include Master of Arts in Music Therapy and Master of Music in Contemporary Performance.

#28 Tufts University

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Located in Medford, Massachusetts, Tufts University is a private research institution. Each year the school welcomes over 10,000 undergraduate students. Tufts is broken down into two schools, made up of two undergraduate programs and eight graduate programs. Tufts puts an emphasis on a global perspective and encourages students to study abroad. Athletics are based in the New England Small College Athletics Conference.

#29 Emmanuel College-Massachusetts

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Emmanuel College of Massachusetts, or EC, was the first Catholic college exclusively for women in New England. As of 2001, Emmanuel now admits men and women to the school. The total student body is composed on 2,500 students, including undergraduate and graduate. EC also belongs to the Colleges of the Fenway. Emmanuel is located in the Longwood Medical District within the Fenway region of Boston. Students can choose between 50 majors, minors, and concentrations. Most students participate in a for-credit internship before graduation.

#30 Wheaton College-Massachusetts

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Wheaton College is located in Norton, Massachusetts, meaning its roughly equal distance between Boston and Providence, Rhode Island. About 1,600 students attend the school each year. The school’s liberal arts focus allows students to choose between 36 majors and 50 minors. Common areas of study include physics, computer science, theater, English, and economics. Wheaton has recently undergone renovations to expand its arts programs. Athletic teams play for NCAA Division III.

#31 Wheelock College

640px-Campus_Center_-_Wheelock_College_-_DSC09861Wheelock College of Boston was founded in 1888. Today, students totaling roughly 1,000 undergraduates and graduates choose between programs in education, social work, and arts & sciences. Wheelock belongs to Colleges of the Fenway as well as the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts. The school’s NCAA Division III athletics include five varsity men’s teams and six varsity women’s teams.

#32 Wentworth Institute of Technology

The co-educational college, Wentworth Institute of Technology, is located in Boston. Studies specialize in technical design and engineering. Students, totaling over 3,500 choose between studies such as architecture, computer science, engineering technology, and management. Campus is made up of the expansive Wentworth Quad as well as several residential and academic buildings. Wentworth is easily accessible to downtown Boston via the MBTA Green Line. Extracurricular activities include student government, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, and the Student Association of Interior Designers.

#33 Suffolk University

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Suffolk University is a private school located in the heart of downtown Boston, across from the Boston Common and into parts of Beacon Hill. Each year just over 10,000 students are admitted. The schools also includes Suffolk University Law School and the College of Arts & Sciences. Sawyer Business School hones in on a global educations and admits students from around the world. Student life includes Black Student Union, Latinos on the Move, Student Leadership and Involvement and Environmental Club, among dozens of others.

#34 Boston University

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Boston University, or BU, is a private university that stretches along the Charles River and includes several MBTA stops along the Green Line. Nearly 32,500 attend the university, including approximately half undergraduate and half graduate students. BU boasts many notable alumni, such as Pulitzer Prize winners, Nobel Laureates, and Guggenheim Fellowship recipients. Besides the Boston headquarters, additional campuses are located in Los Angeles, Paris, Washington DC, and Sydney. There are 18 schools including School of Education, College of Engineering, School of Medicine, and the College of Arts and Sciences. Student life includes working for student publications and participating at and with the Community Service Center.

#35 Salem State University

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Located in Salem, Massachusetts, Salem State University is a four-year public school. Each year just under 10,000 students are admitted. Degrees include bachelor’s and master’s programs in the Arts and Sciences, Master of Business Administration, and Post Masters Certificates. Campus includes a North, Central, and South Campus, including the Richard O’Keefe Athletic Center and Cat Cove Maritime Facility. Salem belongs to Division III athletics.

#36 Worcester State University

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The liberal arts and sciences school, Worcester State University admits 5,500 undergraduates and 800 postgraduates each year. Campus area of interest include the Ghosh Science and Technology Center, the Learning Resource Center, Wellness Center, and the May Street Building and Auditorium. Worcester State belongs to Division III athletics including dozens of men’s, women’s, and co-ed teams.

#37 University of Massachusetts-Lowell

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The University of Massachusetts-Lowell is a public research school with approximately 17,500 students. Students can choose between 122 bachelor’s, 43 master’s, and 36 doctoral programs. Schools include the College of Health Sciences, the Francis College of Engineering, and the Manning School of Business, among others. Student activities include Student Government Association, Greek Council, Off-Broadway Players, and the UMass Lowell Connector (student newspaper).

#38 Framingham State University

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Framingham State University, or FSU, is located in Framingham, Massachusetts, 20 miles from Boston. There are about 6,500 students who attend the school, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Areas of study include art, biology, and communication arts. FSU is committed to a campus of sustainability. Students at FSU can participate in athletics as well as student radio, gaming club, Black Student Union, and the Catholic Newman Association.

#39 Bentley University

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Situated in Waltham, Massachusetts, Bentley University is home to about 5,500 students, of which about a fourth are postgraduates. Academics includes degrees in science, business, bachelor of arts, and science disciplines. Students can compete in NCAA Division II athletics as well as campus media and Greek Life.

#40 Western New England University

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Western New England University is located in Springfield, Massachusetts. Nearly 4,000 students including undergraduate and graduates attend schools such as the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Engineering, the School of Law, and the College of Pharmacy. Undergraduates choose from 50 majors across a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Science in Business Administration concentration. Student life includes Greek Life, athletics, student radio and campus ministry.

#41 Becker College

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Becker College, split between campuses in Worcester and Leicester is located in Central Massachusetts. More than 40 undergraduate degree programs are available to the school’s 2,000 students. Popular programs include nursing, veterinary science, and video game design. Campus stretches across historically significant places and both campuses are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Students participate in clubs, civic service, creative expression and Division III NCAA athletics.

#42 College of the Holy Cross

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College of the Holy Cross is a Roman Catholic school for undergraduates located in Worcester, Massachusetts. Holy Cross is among the oldest catholic colleges in the country. Today, almost 3,000 students come to the school each year to pursue a liberal arts degree. The school belongs to the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities as well as NCAA athletics.

#43 Northeastern University

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Known also as NU, Northeastern University is situated in Boston, near the Longwood Medical Center area southwest of the Back Bay. Additional campus facilities are located in Fenway-Kenmore, Roxbury, and the South End. There are additional satellite campuses across the country and in Toronto, Canada. Students at Northeastern participate in a cooperative education, meaning the average student will attend the school for five year, including at least a year of professional work within their area of study. NU belongs to Division I athletics. Basketball, hockey, and rowing are especially popular. Almost 25,000 undergraduate and graduates attend the school each year.

#44 Assumption College

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The liberal arts and Roman Catholic school called Assumption College is situated in Worcester, Massachusetts. Over 2,000 undergraduates attend the school each year to pursue a Bachelor of Arts. Degrees in Master of Arts, Masters of Business Administration, and Associate’s degrees are also available. Students are encouraged to become involved in student publications, athletics, and other extracurricular student organizations.

#45 Emerson College

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Emerson College is located  in downtown Boston, situated across from the Boston Common and in parts of the theatre district. Emerson’s mission is to bring “innovation and communication to the arts.” Students choose from degree programs focused in the arts and communication, such as film, performing arts, journalism, communication disorders, and creative writing. The school owns several downtown theaters, including the Cutler Majestic and Paramount Theater. Students of just over 4,000 undergraduates and graduates are encouraged to gain real-life work experience through internships and work study programs. Notable alumni have gone on to star on television shows, write for television shows, become well-regarded in the publishing world,etc. The school maintains additional campuses in Los Angeles and Well, Netherlands.

#46 Clark University

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The private school of Clark University in located in Worcester, Massachusetts. Approximately 3,400 students, undergrad and graduates, attend the school each year. Common majors, of which there are 32, include studies like the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering. Additional programs include geography, physics, and biology. Students are encouraged to study abroad in one of 34 different countries.

#47 Lasell College

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Newton, Massachusetts is home to Lasell College. Both undergraduate and graduate degrees are granted, with a focus on either the liberal arts of professional fields. About 1,800 student total attend the school. The school hosts a popular Fashion Program, where students pursue degrees in Fashion Communication and Promotion and Fashion Retail & Merchandising. Students can also be a parts of athletics, student media, and multicultural clubs.

#48 Curry College

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Set in Milton, Massachusetts, Curry College is a private liberal arts school. There are 2,100 traditional undergraduate students, 1,600 on-traditional students, and an additional 1,000 postgraduate students. Undergraduate students choose from 22 majors and between 4 programs for those pursuing a Master’s. Main campus is 7 miles from Boston. An additional campus is located in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Students can participate in over 30 extracurricular clubs including student government and athletics.

#49 Springfield College-Massachusetts

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The private, co-education institution of Springfield College is located in Springfield, Massachusetts. Undergraduate and graduate students total approximately 5,000. Students can choose between 40 majors, from five different colleges. The School of Professional and Continuing Studies includes campus locations across the country. Student athletes participate in Division II athletics.

#50 Westfield State University

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Westfield, Massachusetts hosts Westfield State University, a four-year public institution. The total number of students enrolled equals about 5,500. Westfield is accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Students choose between degrees such as a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, or Master of Education, to name only a few. Students can also strive to belong to the Honors Program. As a part of the Urban Education Program, Westfield hopes to attract the most diverse study body possible.

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Safest Colleges in Maryland for 2016

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A state located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, Maryland was the 7th state admitted into the Union, which occurred in 1788. It was one of the original thirteen colonies. The capital of Maryland is Annapolis, and the largest city is Baltimore. It is bordered by West Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. If you want to attend college in Maryland, here are the safest colleges to consider.

For the sake of this list , a “college” is considered any accredited public or private not-for-profit institution that offers four-year degree programs. Campus crime stats, graduation rates, and student retention rates were taken from U.S. Department of Education annual reports. Campus crime rates are based on the number of crimes per 1,000 residents.

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#1 Capitol College

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Located in Laurel, Maryland, Capitol College is a private nonsectarian school that was founded in 1927. It is considered the safest college in Maryland. This college has the benefit of being located between Washington D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland. At Capitol College, the acceptance rate is 59%, and the campus crime rate is 0 per 1000.

#2 Johns Hopkins University

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A school located in Baltimore, Maryland, John Hopkins University is a private research institution that was founded in 1876. The school is known for its medical program, which attracts students from all over the world. John Hopkins University has 1,088 full-time instructional faculty members with a 10:1 student to faculty ratio, and the campus crime rate is 0 per 1000.

#3 Hood College

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Founded in 1893 as Woman’s College of Frederick, Hood College is a private liberal arts school that is co-educational today. The school is located in Frederick, Maryland, and it is associated with the United Church of Christ. At Hood College, the acceptance rate is 81%, and the campus crime rate is 0 per 1000.

#4 University of Baltimore

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A school located in Baltimore, Maryland, the University of Baltimore is a public university founded in 1925. It is part of the University System of Maryland. For students who enjoy the outdoors, the University of Baltimore is just 20 minutes from the Patapsco River. The campus crime rate here is 0 per 1000.

#5 University of Maryland – Baltimore County

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The University of Maryland at Baltimore County is a public university founded in 1966. It is located on the southeast side of Baltimore, Maryland. The school is part of the University System of Maryland, and it offers 85 different degree programs with the most popular being Information Science. The campus crime rate is 0 per 1000.

#6 Sojourner-Douglass College

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Founded in 1972, Sojourner-Douglass College is a private school located in Baltimore, Maryland. The school focuses on Afrocentric education. For students who enjoy the outdoors, Sojourner-Douglass College is only 15 minutes from the Patapsco River. The campus crime rate at this college is 0 per 1000.

#7 Notre Dame of Maryland University

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A school located in Baltimore, Maryland, Notre Dame of Maryland University is a private Roman Catholic university that was founded in 1973. The school was founded by the School Sisters of Notre Dame. It has 104 full-time instructional faculty member and a 12:1 student to faculty ratio. The campus crime rate here is 0 per 1000.

#8 Loyola University Maryland

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Founded in 1852, Loyola University Maryland is a private Roman Catholic university that is part of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. The university is located in Baltimore, Maryland. Loyola University Maryland offers 55 different degree programs, and the student to faculty ratio is 12:1. The campus crime rate is 0 per 1000.

#9 Maryland Institute College of Art

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A school located in Baltimore, Maryland, Maryland Institution College of Art is a private art and design college founded in 1826. This school is a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design. At Maryland Institute College of Art, the acceptance rate is 58%, and the campus crime rate is 0 per 1000.

#10 Washington Adventist University

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Founded in 1904, Washington Adventist University is a private liberal arts school that is located in Takoma Park, Maryland. The school is associated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It is also located right outside of Washington D.C. At Washington Adventist University, the campus crime rate is 1 per 1000.

#11 Bowie State University

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A school located in Bowie, Maryland, Bowie State University is a public institution founded in 1865. It is part of the University System of Maryland and it Maryland’s oldest Historically Black University. This school is also a member of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. The campus crime rate here is 0 per 1000.

#12 Frostburg State University

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Founded in 1898, Frostburg State University is a public university that is located in Frostburg, Maryland. It is part of the University System of Maryland, and the school is accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. At Frostburg State University, the acceptance rate is 59%, and the campus crime rate is 0 per 1000.

#13 Washington College

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A school found in Chestertown, Maryland, Washington College is a private liberal arts school founded in 1782. This school is benefitted by its location between the Chester River, which is 15 minutes away, and the Chesapeake Bay, which is about 30 minutes away. At Washington College, the campus crime rate is 0 per 1000.

#14 McDaniel College

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McDaniel College is a private liberal arts school located in Westminister, Maryland. It was founded in 1867 and is part of the Commission of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. This college is also located on the northern side of the state. The campus crime rate here is 1 per 1000.

#15 Salisbury University

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A school located in Salisbury, Maryland, Salisbury University is a public institution that was founded in 1925. It is part of the University System of Maryland. For students who enjoy the outdoors, this school is located between the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. The campus crime rate at Salisbury University is 0 per 1000.

#16 Goucher College

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Founded in 1885, Goucher College is a private liberal arts school that is located in Baltimore, Maryland. This school offers an excellent study abroad program with 70 different programs in over 30 different countries, and students are required to participate in this program. The campus crime rate here is 0 per 1000.

#17 Morgan State University

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A school located in Baltimore, Maryland, Morgan State University is a public school founded in 1867. This university is a Historically Black University, and it is a member of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. The school offers 64 different degree programs. At Morgan State University, the campus crime rate is 0 per 1000.

#18 University of Maryland Eastern Shore

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The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is a public university that was founded in 1886. It is located in Princess Anne, Maryland. It is also a Historically Black University and a member of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. At the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, the acceptance rate is 55%, and the campus crime rate is 1 per 1000.

#19 Coppin State University 

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Another school located in Baltimore, Maryland, Coppin State University is a public institution that was founded in 1900. This is a Historically Black University and part of the University System of Maryland. Coppin State University is also a member of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. The campus crime rate here is 1 per 1000.

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Safest Colleges in Maine for 2016

Maine

Maine is located in the in the New England region of the United States. The capital of Maine is Augusta, and the largest city is Portland. The state borders both Canada and the Atlantic Ocean. It is bordered by only one U.S. state, which is New Hampshire. Maine was the 23rd state admitted into the Union. For students looking to attend college in Maine, here are the safest colleges in the state for you to consider.

For the sake of this list , a “college” is considered any accredited public or private not-for-profit institution that offers four-year degree programs. Campus crime stats, graduation rates, and student retention rates were taken from U.S. Department of Education annual reports. Campus crime rates are based on the number of crimes per 1,000 residents.

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#1 University of Maine at Augusta

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Founded in 1965, the University of Maine at Augusta is considered the safest college in Maine. This school is a public institution located in Augusta, Maine, and it is part of the University of Maine System of universities. For students who enjoy the outdoors, the University of Maine at Augusta is 15 minutes from the Kennebec River. The campus crime rate here is 0 per 1000.

#2 Maine College of Art

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Located in Portland, Maine, Maine College of Art is a private school founded in 1882. The school is a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design. At Maine College of Art, the acceptance rate is 96%, the student to faculty ratio is low at 10:1, and the campus crime rate is 0 per 1000.

#3 University of New England

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A school located in Biddleford, Maine, the University of New England is a private college founded in 1831. It is Maine’s only medical and dental school. This university has the benefit of being located at the mouth of the Saco River near the Atlantic Ocean. At the University of New England, the campus crime rate is 0 per 1000.

#4 Thomas College

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Thomas College is a private business and liberal arts college located in Waterville, Maine. It was founded in 1894, and the school is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. There are 24 different degree programs offered here with the most popular being Business Administration and Management. The campus crime rate is 1 per 1000.

#5 Husson University

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Founded in 1898 as Shaw School of Business, Husson University is a private school located in Bangor, Maine. It received university status in 2008. The acceptance rate here is 75%, and the student to faculty ratio is 15:1. The school offers 57 undergraduate degree programs and 16 graduate degree programs. The campus crime rate at Husson University is 0 per 1000.

#6 Colby College

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Another college located in Waterville, Maine, Colby College is a private liberal arts college founded in 1813, which makes it the 12th oldest private liberal arts college in the United States. The school has 169 full-time instructional faculty members and a 10:1 student to faculty ratio. The campus crime rate here is 1 per 1000.

#7 University of Southern Maine

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The University of Southern Maine is a public university located in Portland, Maine. It was founded in 1878, and it is part of the University of Maine System of universities. The most popular majors and the University of Southern Maine are Business Administration and Management and Registered Nursing. The campus crime rate here is 0 per 1000.

#8 Bates College

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A school located in Lewiston, Maine, Bates College is a private liberal arts school founded in 1855. The school has the benefit of being located between Portland and Augusta. It is also only 30 mintues from the Atlantic Ocean. At Bates College, there is a student to faculty ratio of 10:1, and the campus crime rate is 1 per 1000.

#9 University of Maine at Presque Isle

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The University of Maine at Presque Isle is a public university located in Presque Isle, Maine. It was founded in 1903, and the school is part of the University of Maine System of universities. This university is only 30 minutes from the United States and Canada border. The campus crime rate here is 0 per 1000.

#10 New England School of Communications

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A school located in Bangor, Maine, New England School of Communications was founded in 1981. The school is part of Husson University. There are two degree programs offered here; Audiovisual Communications Technologies and Theatre Design. At New England School of Communications, the campus crime rate is 1 per 1000.

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Safest Colleges in Louisiana for 2016

Louisiana

Louisiana is located in the southern region of the United States, where it borders the Gulf of Mexico. The state also hosts the mouth of the Mississippi River. Louisiana is bordered by three states; Arkansas, Mississippi, and Texas. The capital of Louisiana is Baton Rouge, and the largest city is New Orleans. The state was admitted into the Union in 1812, making it the 18th state of the United States. If you want to attend college in Louisiana, here are the safest colleges to consider.

For the sake of this list , a “college” is considered any accredited public or private not-for-profit institution that offers four-year degree programs. Campus crime stats, graduation rates, and student retention rates were taken from U.S. Department of Education annual reports. Campus crime rates are based on the number of crimes per 1,000 residents.

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#1 Our Lady of Holy Cross College

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Founded in 1916, Our Lady of Holy Cross College is ranked as the safest college in Louisiana. This is a private liberal arts college that is associated with the Roman Catholic Church. It is located in New Orleans, Louisiana. For students who enjoy the outdoors, Our Lady of the Holy Cross College is just 15 minutes from the Mississippi, River. The campus crime rate here is 0 per 1000.

#2 Louisiana State University – Shreveport 

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Louisiana State University is a public university located in Shreveport, Louisiana. It was founded in 1967, and the school is part of the Louisiana State University System. The acceptance rate here is 83%, and there are 49 different degree programs offered. The most popular major is Business Administration and Management. The campus crime rate is 0 per 1000.

#3 Nicholls State University

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Nicholls State University is a public university located in Tibodaux, Louisiana. The school was founded in 1948, and it is part of the University of Louisiana System of universities. Nicholls State University has 4,782 undergraduate students and 594 graduate students. The campus crime rate here is 0 per 1000.

#4 Louisiana Tech University

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Located in Ruston, Louisiana, Louisiana Tech University is a public university that was founded in 1894. The school is part of the University of Louisiana System of universities. It offers Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral level degree programs with the most popular program being General Studies. The campus crime rate is 0 per 1000.

#5 McNeese State University

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Founded in 1939, McNeese State University is part of the University of Louisiana System of universities. It is found in Lake Charles, Louisiana. McNeese State University has a 21:1 student to faculty ratio with 298 full-time instructional faculty members. The campus crime rate here is 0 per 1000.

#6 Dillard University

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A school in New Orleans, Louisiana, Dillard University is a private liberal arts school that was founded in 1869 as a Historically Black College and University. It is associated with the United Church of Christ. The school offers 28 degree programs, and the student to faculty ratio is 12:1. The campus crime rate at Dillard University is 0 per 1000.

#7 Southeastern Louisiana University

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Located in Hammond, Louisiana, Southeastern Louisiana University is a public university that was established in 1925, but it did not receive university status until 1970. For students who enjoy the outdoors, the school is located 30 minutes from Lake Pontchartrain. The campus crime rate at Southeastern Louisiana University is 0 per 1000.

#8 University of New Orleans

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Founded in 1956, the University of New Orleans is a public university found in New Orleans, Louisiana. The school is part of the University of Louisiana System of universities. It has the benefit of being located on Lake Pontchartrain. At the University of New Orleans, the campus crime rate is 0 per 1000.

#9 Southern University at New Orleans

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Located in New Orleans, Louisiana, Southern University at New Orleans is a public Historically Black College and University founded in 1956. The school is part of the Southern University System. 1,359 undergraduate and 471 graduate students attend school at Southern University at New Orleans. The campus crime rate is 0 per 1000.

#10 Northwestern State University of Louisiana

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Founded in 1884 as Louisiana State Normal School, Northwestern State University of Louisiana is a public university located in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The school offers 60 different degree programs with Registered Nursing being the most popular major. At Northwestern State University of Louisiana, the campus crime rate is 0 per 1000.

#11 University of Louisiana – Lafayette

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A school located in Lafayette, Louisiana, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is a public university founded in 1901. It is part of the University of Louisiana System of universities. For students who enjoy the outdoors, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is only an hour from the Gulf of Mexico. The campus crime rate here is 0 per 1000.

#12 Loyola University New Orleans

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Founded in 1904, Loyola University New Orleans is a private college located in New Orleans, Louisiana. The school is a Jesuit University that emphasizes both faith and education. The acceptance rate here is 87%, and the student to faculty ratio is 11:1 with 306 full-time instructional faculty members. The campus crime rate is 0 per 1000.

#13 University of Louisiana – Monroe

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Located in Monroe, Louisiana, the University of Louisiana at Monroe is a public university founded in 1931. It is part of the University of Louisiana System of universities. This school is benefited by its location on the Bayou Desiard. The campus crime rate at the University of Louisiana at Monroe is 0 per 1000.

#14 Louisiana College

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A school in Pineville, Louisiana, Louisiana College is a private liberal arts college founded in 1906. The school is associated with the Baptist Church, and it has a 74% acceptance rate. The school offers 74 degree programs with the most popular being Teacher Education and Professional Development. The campus crime rate here is 1 per 1000.

#15 Centenary College of Louisiana

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Founded in 1825, Centenary College of Louisiana is a private liberal arts college located in Shreveport, Louisiana. The school is associated with the United Methodist Church and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. At Centenary College of Louisiana, the campus crime rate is 1 per 1000.

#16 Tulane University

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A school found in New Orleans, Louisiana, Tulane University is a private nonsectarian college founded in 1834. The school is a member of the Association of American Universities. Tulane University has 6,443 undergraduate students and 4,601 graduate students. The campus crime rate at Tulane is 0 per 1000.

#17 Louisiana State University

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Louisiana State University is a public university located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and founded in 1860. The school is benefited by its location on the Mississippi River. The acceptance rate here is 76%, and there are 1,187 full-time instructional faculty members. At Louisiana State University, the campus crime rate is 0 per 1000.

#18 Xavier University of Louisiana

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Founded in 1925, Xavier University of Louisiana is a private liberal arts school located in New Orleans, Louisiana. This is a Historically Black College and University that is associated with the Roman Catholic Church. The school has a 13:1 student to faculty ratio, and the campus crime rate at Xavier University of Louisiana is 0 per 1000.

#19 Southern University of A&M College

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Located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Southern University of A&M College is a public institution founded in 1880. It is a Historically Black College and University, and the college is part of the Southern University System. At Southern University of A&M College, the student to faculty ratio is 15:1, and the campus crime rate is 1 per 1000.

#20 Grambling State University 

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A school found in Grambling, Louisiana, Grambling State University is a public school founded in 1901. It is a Historically Black College and University and part of the University of Louisiana System of universities. The campus crime rate at Grambling State University is 1 per 1000.

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