NCHA Fall 2005
Content Area: Demographics
29 Schools, 16,832 Participants
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About the Schools • About the Students
Thirty US postsecondary institutions self-selected to participate in the Fall 2005 ACHA-National College Health Assessment and 16,989 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 16,832 students on 29 campuses.
Among the demographic characteristics of the 29 campuses surveyed 16 were public college/universities and 13 were private. The majority, 27, were 4-year institutions and 2, 2-year. School size varied with 7 schools having less than 2,500 students, 5 schools 2,500-4,999, 6 schools 5,000-9,999, 5 schools between 10,000-19,999 and 6 schools 20,000 or more. The geographical location around the country also varied with 9 schools in the northeast, 7 schools in the midwest, 4 schools in the south, and 9 schools in the west. There was also variation in campus setting with 2 schools located in urban areas greater than 1,000,000. Eleven schools were located in urban settings between 100,000 and 1,000,000. Three schools were located in suburban settings, 10 in rural settings, and 3 other.
The Carnegie classification was as follows: Doctoral Research University Extensive were represented by 9 schools, Doctoral Research University Intensive included 3 schools, Masters College and Universities I and II comprised 6 schools, Baccalaureate Colleges had 9 schools, and Associates Colleges were represented by 2 schools.
There was a mix of randomized classrooms, randomized mailing or sampling of the universe and web based surveying. The overall response proportion was 37%.