A new report named the safest private or non-profit four-year colleges in each state based on a study of crimes on college campuses.
Driven by electronic security company ADT, the report tallied crimes reported by the schools in the categories of violent crime, property crime and violence against women.
The report "weighed the crimes by severity and divided the school’s crime score by enrollment to calculate total per-capita crime."
The calculation was used for schools across the country, determining the "safest" in every state.
Northeastern Illinois University took that honor in Illinois. "Once you arrive, feel safe throughout your degree with N-Safe, NEIU’s rapid emergency notification system, and its thorough safety guides for everyone from cyclists to web users," the report finds.
Illinois runners up were listed as Saint Xavier University in Chicago and Dominican University in River Forest.
See other Midwest schools below. View the full list here.
Illinois: Northeastern Illinois University (Chicago, IL)
Saint Xavier University, Chicago
Dominican University, River Forest
Indiana: Indiana University-Kokomo (Kokomo, IN)
Indiana University-Southeast, New Albany
Purdue University-North Central Campus, Westville
Wisconsin: Concordia University-Wisconsin (Mequon, WI)
Viterbo University, La Crosse
Edgewood College, Madison
Michigan: Baker College of Flint (Flint, MI)
Baker College of Muskegon, Muskegon
Baker College of Jackson, Jackson
Minnesota: St. Catherine University (Saint Paul, MN)
Metropolitan State University, Saint Paul
University of Minnesota-Crookston, Crookston
Iowa: Morningside College (Sioux City, IA)
Clarke University, Dubuque
Iowa State University, Ames