Tarleton among safest U.S. college campuses

TSU Media Relations
Tarleton Police Chief Matt Welch

Tarleton State University earned a listing in the Safest College Campuses in America, according to a survey released by the National Council for Home Safety and Security.

“The men and women of Tarleton’s University Police Department are humbled by this distinction,” said Chief Matt Welch. “It is a collective effort of Tarleton PD, surrounding law enforcement agencies and the Tarleton community support that helps to keep us safe.”

Tarleton ranks No. 57 in the survey’s Top 100, one of three Texas A&M University System members to claim spots on the list.

“We created this ranking using the most recent data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting and the Campus Safety Security Survey put out by the U.S. Department of Education,” said Lauren Johnson, media relations representative for the National Council for Home Safety and Security. “The highest ranked university campuses boast low total campus and local area crime.”

Texas A&M University-Commerce ranked 33rd in the survey while Texas A&M University in College Station was tagged No. 49. Brigham Young University–Idaho in Rexburg rated the country’s safest campus.