The University of Texas at El Paso was named one of the top three safest college campuses in Texas.

A survey published by YourLocalSecurity.com listed the safest college campuses in Texas and the UTEP campus came in at number three, behind Weatherford College, as West Texas A&M took first.

Many factors were used to determine the top ten rankings, beginning with an analysis of Uniform Crime Reports, Campus Safety, and Security data for schools that had 5,000 or more students enrolled; and offered 2 or 4-year degree programs.

Whether a university was public, private, or non-profit didn't matter as to whether or not they could be considered for this study.

Once they figured out who qualified, they studied the number of violent crimes per 1.000 people, property crimes per 1,000 people along with hate crimes and VAWA, (crimes against women) per 1,000 people.

According to the report, West Texas A&M University ranks earned the number one spot, partly due to the fact that they had:

a violent crime rate per 1,000 people that’s 60% lower than average, a property crimes rate per 1,000 people that’s 52% lower than average, and a hate and VAWA rate per 1,000 people that’s 88% lower than average. - yourlocalsecurity.com

The rest of the top 10, listed in order from number 4 - number 10, were: Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Tarleton State University in Stephenville, the University of Texas at Dallas in Richardson, Midland College in Midland, Texas A & M University at Commerce in Commerce, Prarie View A & M in Prairieview, and Texas Women's University in Denton.

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