Tarleton makes list of safest Texas college campuses

Tarleton Media Relations
Tarleton State University ranks No. 5 in the top 10 safest college campuses in the state as based on a survey by the National Council for Home Safety and Security.

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Tarleton State University has emerged as one of the safest college campuses in Texas based on a survey by the National Council for Home Safety and Security.

Tarleton ranks No. 5 in the survey’s top 10 safest college campuses in the state, one of four Texas A&M University System members to claim positions. The survey is based on data from the U.S. Department of Education’s Campus Safety and Security and the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report.

“The hard-working men and women of the Tarleton State University Police Department, in partnership with our Tarleton community, foster a spirit of awareness and safety,” said Chief Matt Welch. “We are humbled to have received high rankings for several years in a row, including this year’s No. 5.”

West Texas A&M University ranked first in the survey, while Texas A&M-Commerce and Prairie View A&M University were Nos. 8 and 9, respectively.

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