Central Texas College (CTC) was cited as the safest college on campus according to a recent study completed by StateUniversity.com. CTC ranked first in the state and fifth safest campus in the nation based on campus crime statistics accounting for the severity and frequency of crime. The statistics are based per 1,000 students. This marks the second consecutive time CTC was ranked as the safest campus in Texas. The last survey was conducted in 2009.
StateUniversity.com compared crime statistics for more than 450 colleges and universities nationwide and assigned each school a safety score based on frequency and severity of crime reported. CTC earned a safety rating of 99.1 and was the only Texas school to make the top 10 in the country. Safety ratings are determined based on the number of occurrences of aggravated assault, robbery, burglary, theft/larceny, motor vehicle theft and more violent crimes. These are then weighed based on the probability of each incident happening to each student. 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.
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