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ENMU recognized by website


May 6, 2020

PORTALES — A website dedicated to security has recognized Eastern New Mexico University as the safest college campus in the state.

The study from considers two- or four-year schools with at least 5,000 students by using data from the U.S. Department of Education’s Campus Safety and Security and the 2018 FBI Uniform Crime Report.

The website created a crime score based on reports of violent crimes, property crimes, hate crimes and Violence Against Women Act offense per 10,000 people.

The top school on the list was Brigham Young University-Idaho. It also topped the list in 2018.

The rankings put West Texas A&M as the safest college campus in Texas and 10th in the country.

Schools from Hawaii, Iowa and Mississippi are not included in the rankings because some information was not submitted to the FBI.

Last year, the study awarded Central New Mexico Community College as the safest campus in the Land of Enchantment.


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