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NCHA Fall 2000
Content Area: Demographics
20 Schools, 10,413 Participants

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Participating Institutions

Twenty-four US postsecondary institutions self-selected to participate in the Fall 2000 National College Health Assessment and 11,577 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 10,413 students on 20 campuses.

Among the demographic characteristics of the 20 campuses surveyed 19 were public college/universities and 1 was private. The majority, 17, were 4-year institutions 2 were 2-year and one reported other. School size varied with 2 schools having less than 2,500 students, 0 schools 2,500-4,999, 2 schools 5,000-9,999, 9 schools between 10,000-19,999 and 7 schools 20,000 or more. The geographical location around the country also varied with 3 schools in the northeast, 7 schools in the midwest, 6 schools in the south and 4 schools in the west. There was also variation in campus setting with 2 schools located in urban areas greater than 1,000,000. Seven schools were located in urban settings between 100,000 and 1,000,000. Three schools were located in suburban settings, 7 in rural settings, and, one school indicated other.

The Carnegie classification was as follows: Doctoral Research University Extensive were represented by 8 schools, Doctoral Research University Intensive included 3 schools, Masters College and University I comprised 3 schools, Baccalaureate College had 3 schools and Associates Colleges were represented by 3 schools.

There was a mix of randomized classrooms, randomized mailing or sampling of the universe. The overall response proportion was 67%.

Participating Students