USC Aiken Named in Top 10 for Campus Safety in South Carolina
Aiken, S.C. th StateUniversity.com, the leading website for college information, has released its 2nd annual list of the safest colleges and universities in the United States.
(Media-Newswire.com) - Aiken, S.C. – StateUniversity.com, the leading website for college information, has released its 2nd annual list of the safest colleges and universities in the United States. The Safest School findings are based on incidents of campus crime as reported by campus safety officials. The University of South Carolina Aiken was ranked in the top ten, at number eight, in South Carolina for campus safety with a rating of 93.28%.
As part of the Safest School ranking, State University.com analyzed crime statistics for 450 colleges and universities, and assigned a safety ranking to each school. Safety rankings are determined based on the number of occurrences of aggravated assault, robbery, burglary, theft/larceny, motor vehicle theft, forcible rape, and murder on campus, and then are weighed based on the probability of each incident happening to each student since naturally larger campuses would be expected to have a higher number of total incidents. Violent crime is given more weight in the ranking system, and has a greater effect on the safety rating than non-violent crime such as theft.
The safety rankings are the latest in a series of ranking lists compiled by StateUniversity.com, where USC Aiken received 4 out of 5 stars for the entire school in USC Aiken’s individual school ranking.
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