University of Charleston Ranked "Safest School in WV"


Charleston, W.Va. – The University of Charleston has been ranked the safest school in West Virginia.

According to a new study from Your Local Security’s Safest College Campuses in 2018, UC is ranked the safest school in the state. Factors considered included the Department of Education’s Campus and Security Survey, and the FBI Uniform Crime Report.

In addition, the study also considered: campus size (only schools with more than 1,000 enrolled students were included), type of campus (universities and community colleges were both included, as well as private, public, non-profit and for-profit campuses), campus location, types of crime and data availability.

The complete report can be found at