Top 25 Safest Colleges in US: These Two Texas Schools on List
Full disclosure: campus safety is something that is very important to me, especially since my oldest child is currently a senior at a college out of state, and my youngest is a high school junior currently trying to decide where to go after graduation.
If you're preparing to send your child away for the first time, safety is one of the major concerns when comparing colleges.
Safest Colleges in America
Recently, security site alarms.org released a list of the top 25 safest colleges in the nation for 2022, using FBI crime reports and data from local law enforcement. To keep the list as objective as possible, alarms.org states that no publications from the actual colleges were used to create the rankings.
Out of 490 colleges in the United States, these were the top three safest campuses:
1. Lincoln Memorial University - Harrogate, Tennessee
2. South Georgia State College - Douglas, Georgia
3. Elon University - Elon, North Carolina
See the full list of safest college campuses in America here.
Safest Colleges in Texas
Coming in at 15th on the list nationwide, Laredo Community College currently has the safest college campus in the state, according to alarms.org.
Located in Laredo, Texas, the public college has an enrollment of 2,752 undergraduate students, according to college scholarship and review site niche.com.
Alvin Community College in Alvin, Texas came in at number 22 on the list out of the 490 ranked campuses. It was also listed by Niche.com as the 138th (out of 906) best community college in the nation.
2023 Safest Campus in Texas
According to niche.com, the safest college campus for 2023 in the state is in Waxahachie, Texas. Southwestern Assemblies of God University got an A+ ranking from the site for safety and a B- ranking overall.