16 N.J. schools make Safest Colleges in America list by NCHSS

Safety is typically a top concerns of parents when sending their kids off to college.

With that in mind, the National Council for Home Safety and Security has compiled its annual list of the Safest Colleges in America for 2019.

Sixteen New Jersey schools made the cut out of 490 total colleges that were included in the research. Six out of the 16 made it into the Top 100.

Here are the safest New Jersey schools and their rankings:

28. Monmouth University (West Long Branch);
49. Middlesex County College (Edison);
66. Rutgers University (Camden);
72. Stockton University (Galloway Twp.);
90. Brookdale Community College (Middletown);
100. Essex County College (Newark);
106. William Paterson University (Wayne);
113. New Jersey Institute of Technology (Newark);
134. Rutgers University (Newark);
144. Stevens Institute of Technology (Hoboken);
165. Montclair State University (Montclair);
195. Rowan University (Glassboro);
237. Kean University (Union);
281. The College of New Jersey (Ewing);
287. Princeton University (Princeton);
309. Rutgers University (New Brunswick).

Using variables such as crime rate and police adequacy, NCHHS said it compared 490 colleges. Colleges with less than 1,000 students as well as one’s that failed to submit crime reports with the FBI were excluded.

Here are the Top 5 safest schools overall:

1. Lincoln Memorial University, (Harrogate, Tennessee);
2. South Georgia State College (Douglas, Georgia);
3. Elon University (Elon, North Carolina);
4. Jackson State Community College (Jackson, Tennessee);
5. John Wood Community College (Quincy, Illinois).

To see the full report, click here.