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Georgia Southern named one of Safest Colleges in America by National Council for Home Safety and Security

Georgia Southern has been ranked in the top 100, coming in at number 82, in the National Council for Home Safety and Security’s Safest Colleges in America 2017 report.

More than 2,000 four-year institutions were considered in this report. Data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting and the National Center for Education Statistics were surveyed to determine the rankings. According to the National Council for Home Safety and Security, “top-ranked colleges boast low overall crime rates (off campus) and maintain safe campuses with little or no crime.”

“The safety of our students is of paramount importance at Georgia Southern,” said Laura McCullough, chief of the University’s police department. “Our students, faculty and staff, together with our highly trained officers work together each day to continue a culture of safety on our campus and in our community.”

The National Council for Home Safety and Security is a national trade association comprised of licensed alarm installers, contractors and other relevant trade groups across the United States. Their goal is to further industry education and public knowledge about home safety and security.

For the full listing of the Safest Colleges in America 2017, visit

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers 118 degree programs serving 20,673 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered and hands-on approach to education. Visit


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