3 NC schools make list of 25 most dangerous college campuses in the US

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Editor’s note: StartClass.net has issued a correction to their list of the 25 most dangerous college campuses in the United States.

The website issued the following statement:

We identified an error in the original analysis of the data used in the Feb. 3, 2015 report on dangerous colleges in the United States, which resulted in an incorrect ranking of colleges. The following is an updated report which has corrected the previous error, clarified the criteria and methodology used, and resulted in a new ranking.

We’ve reached out to the various publications that ran stories using the original data to provide them with the updated rankings.

We sincerely apologize for any confusion and inconvenience this data issue has caused.

None of the three North Carolina schools identified in the original top 25 were on StartClass.com’s revised list. However, three North Carolina schools did appear on the list: Livingstone College in Salisbury (No. 19); St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh (No. 9); and Shaw University in Raleigh (No. 7).

To view the full revised list, click here.


Original story — published Feb. 16

A recent ranking of the 25 most dangerous college campuses in the United States, compiled by StartClass.com, puts three North Carolina schools on the list.

Winston-Salem State University was the highest North Carolina school on the list, coming in at No. 10 with a crime rate per 1,000 students of 27.6

At No. 11 was North Carolina Central University with a crime rate per 1,000 students of 27.3.

Wake Forest University also made the list, coming in at No. 23 with a crime rate per 1,000 students of 24.6.

According to the rankings, State University of New York at Plattsburgh is the most dangerous college campus in the United States. SUNY Plattsburgh had a crime rate per 1,000 students of 32.2.

To see the full list, click here.