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NCHA Fall 2001
Content Area: Demographics
8 Schools, 4,717 Participants

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Participating Institutions

Ten US postsecondary institutions self-selected to participate in the Fall 2001 National College Health Assessment and 5,416 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 4,717 students on 8 campuses.

Among the demographic characteristics of the 8 campuses surveyed 6 were public college/universities and 2 were private. The majority, 7, were 4-year institutions and 1 was 2-year. School size varied with 2 schools having less than 2,500 students, 1 school 2,500-4,999, 2 schools 5,000-9,999, 3 schools between 10,000-19,999 and 0 schools 20,000 or more. The geographical location around the country also varied with 1 school in the northeast, 2 schools in the midwest, 5 schools in the south and 0 schools in the west. There was also variation in campus setting with 1 school located in urban areas greater than 1,000,000. Two schools were located in urban settings between 100,000 and 1,000,000. Four schools were located in suburban settings, and, 1 in rural settings.

The Carnegie classification was as follows: Doctoral Research University Extensive were represented by 3 schools, Doctoral Research University Intensive included 1 school, Masters College and University I comprised 2 schools, Baccalaureate College had 1 school and Associates Colleges were represented by 1 school.

Five surveyed random classrooms, 1 surveyed with randomized mailing, and 2 sampled the entire freshman class. The overall response proportion was 81%.

Participating Students