Tarleton earns place in list of safest U.S. college campuses

Safest College Campuses in America

Safest College Campuses in America

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—Tarleton State University earned a listing in the Safest College Campuses in America, according to a survey released by the National Council for Home Safety and Security.

“The men and women of Tarleton’s University Police Department are humbled by this distinction,” said Chief Matt Welch. “It is a collective effort of Tarleton PD, surrounding law enforcement agencies and the Tarleton community support that helps to keep us safe.”

Tarleton ranks No. 57 in the survey’s Top 100, one of three Texas A&M University System members to claim positons on the list.

“We created this ranking using the most recent data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting and the Campus Safety Security Survey put out by the U.S. Department of Education,” said Lauren Johnson, media relations representative for the National Council for Home Safety and Security. “The highest ranked university campuses boast low total campus and local area crime.”

Texas A&M University-Commerce ranked 33rd in the survey while Texas A&M University in College Station was tagged No. 49. Brigham Young University–Idaho in Rexburg rated the country’s safest campus.

The National Council for Home Safety and Security is a trade association comprised of home security professionals across the United States. The council advocates for safe communities and home safety with a strong focus on community involvement.

Tarleton, founding member of The Texas A&M University System, provides a student-focused, value-driven educational experience, marked by academic innovation and a dedication to transform today’s scholars into tomorrow’s leaders. Offering degree programs in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and online to more than 13,000 students, Tarleton engages with communities through real-world learning experiences to address societal needs while maintaining its core values of integrity, leadership, tradition, civility, excellence and service.


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A founding member of The Texas A&M University System, Tarleton is breaking records — in enrollment, research, scholarship, athletics, philanthropy and engagement — while transforming the lives of more than 15,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, A&M RELLIS at Bryan and online. True to Tarleton’s values of excellence, integrity, and respect, academic programs emphasize real world learning and address regional, state and national needs.