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NCHA Fall 2002
Content Area: Demographics
15 Schools, 10,374 Participants

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About the SchoolsAbout the Students


Participating Institutions

Eighteen US postsecondary institutions self-selected to participate in the Fall 2002 National College Health Assessment and 11,036 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 10,374 students on 15 campuses.

Among the demographic characteristics of the 15 campuses surveyed 7 were public college/universities and 8 were private. The majority, 14, were 4-year institutions and 1, 2-year. School size varied with 3 schools having less than 2,500 students, 3 schools 2,500-4,999, 2 schools 5,000-9,999, 5 schools between 10,000-19,999 and 2 schools 20,000 or more. The geographical location around the country also varied with 8 schools in the northeast, 2 schools in the midwest, 3 schools in the south and 2 schools in the west. There was also variation in campus setting with 2 schools located in urban areas greater than 1,000,000. Four schools were located in urban settings between 100,000 and 1,000,000. Six schools were located in suburban settings, and, 3 in rural settings.

The Carnegie classification was as follows: Doctoral Research University Extensive were represented by 1 school, Doctoral Research University Intensive included 4 schools, Masters College and University I comprised 7 schools, Baccalaureate College had 2 schools and Associates Colleges were represented by 1 schools.

There was a mix of randomized classrooms, randomized mailing or sampling of the universe. The overall response proportion was 76%.


Participating Students