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University of Phoenix named one of safest college campuses in US

PHOENIX – A Tempe university was just named as one of the safest college campuses in the United States, and it isn’t Arizona State University.

University of Phoenix’s Tempe campus was named by security giant ADT as the second-safest campus in the US.

The study by ADT focused on the results of a campus security survey, which highlights each institution of higher-learning’s crime statistics, as required by the US Department of Education each year.

Along with the colleges’ data, the FBI Uniform Crime Report was used to identify the crime committed in the cities each university is in.

Additional metrics such as the campus size, type, location, types of crime, and the overall availability of data were also used in the study.

The University of Phoenix is known primarily for its online degree program, offering students an affordable, off-site education.

According to ADT, the university takes extra measures to ensure campus safety.

Along with providing a comprehensive list of staff members, the University of Phoenix prioritizes gender discrimination, assault and harassment on its list of campus safety policies.

Oregon State University was named as the safest college campus overall, with Rutgers University in New Jersey, the University of Virginia and the University of Oklahoma rounding out the top five.

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