Today, The Daily Beast released its list of the "safest colleges." Basically, it's a list of campuses across the U.S. with the lowest levels of crime.
A Milwaukee-area university with both city and suburban campuses, Cardinal Stritch, in Fox Point, came up on top of the list.
I'm a Marquette grad, and a proud one at that. But, did my MBA at Stritch. For the record, I never felt unsafe on either campus.
But, when you attend a more "suburban" or "country" school, crime and safety are hardly ever issues.
Anyway, Daily Beast studied campus safety at "residential (campus) facilities of at least 6,000 students." They were ranked for nine types of criminal incidents, which were weighted based on a subjective judgment of violence, asserting that an incident of murder represents a higher level of intrinsic threat to public safety than a robbery.
The site, "pored over the three most recent calendar years of campus security and crime data (2006-08) compiled by the U.S. Department of Education, as well as the FBI and the Secret Service, in conjunction with the Clery Act, the federal mandate requiring all schools that receive federal funding to disclose crime information annually. The data reflect incidents reported to campus or local police, not convictions."
The top five safest colleges?
1. Cardinal Stretch University
2. New York Institute of Technology-Old Westbury
3. Long Island University-Brooklyn Campus
4. Indiana University-Southeast
5. Farmingdale State College
UW-Green Bay was No. 22, UW-La Crosse No. 33 and UW-Oshkosh No. 44.
See the full list here.
By the way, no college or university in the state of Wisconsin made the site's "Most Dangerous College" list.
A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.
He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.
Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.
He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.
He also thinks you should read OnMilwaukee each and every day.