SUMTER, S.C. — Morris College has received the rank of “#8 Safest School in South Carolina” by StateUniversity.com. The college was selected among 40, four- year universities and colleges in the state.
According to StateUniversity.com, the school safety ratings are based on Clery, FBI and Census data to evaluate 1,407 colleges and universities safety ratings within their states.
Each school’s rating is based on the number of weapon occurrences, drugs, burglary, vehicle theft, arson, larceny, robbery, forcible and non-forcible rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter and aggravated assault.
StateUniversity.com also reports that the crime level of the city each school is located in also plays a role in the calculations. “Each city's safety ranking is based on the same categories that are displayed for crimes that take place on campus. Local crime is weighed less than campus crime in a school's overall safety ranking. This allows for a more advanced understanding of the potential dangers that not only affect the students on campus, but even those living near it.”
The 2013 rankings were pulled from data collected between January 1 and December 31, 2012. Please click on the link below to view the rankings and learn more about StateUniversity.com.