NCHA Fall 2004
Content Area: Demographics
50 Schools, 24,804 Participants
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About the Schools • About the Students
Fifty-four US postsecondary institutions self-selected to participate in the Fall 2004 ACHA-National College Health Assessment and 26,040 surveys were completed by students on these campuses. For the purpose of this study and the formation of the reference group database, only those institutions that used a random sampling technique were included in the analysis, yielding a final data set consisting of 24,804 students on 50 campuses.
Among the demographic characteristics of the 50 campuses surveyed 39 were public college/universities and 11 were private. The majority, 48, were 4-year institutions and 2, 2-year. School size varied with 22 schools having less than 2,500 students, 6 schools 2,500-4,999, 5 schools 5,000-9,999, 11 schools between 10,000-19,999 and 6 schools 20,000 or more. The geographical location around the country also varied with 28 schools in the northeast, 5 schools in the midwest, 12 schools in the south, 4 schools in the west and 1 other. There was also variation in campus setting with 8 schools located in urban areas greater than 1,000,000. Five schools were located in urban settings between 100,000 and 1,000,000. Twenty-three schools were located in suburban settings, 13 in rural settings, and 1 other.
The Carnegie classification was as follows: Doctoral Research University Extensive were represented by 11 schools, Doctoral Research University Intensive included 2 schools, Masters College and University I comprised 11 schools, Baccalaureate College had 23 schools, Associates Colleges were represented by 2 schools and 1 Other.
There was a mix of randomized classrooms, randomized mailing or sampling of the universe and web based surveying. The overall response proportion was 34%.