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NCHA Web Summary

NCHA Fall 2003
Content Area: Demographics
21 Schools, 11,990 Participants

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Participating Institutions

Twenty-one US postsecondary institutions self-selected to participate in the Fall 2003 National College Health Assessment and 11,990 surveys were completed by students on these campuses.

Among the demographic characteristics of the 21 campuses surveyed 18 were public college/universities and 3 were private. The majority, 17, were 4-year institutions and 4, 2-year. School size varied with 3 schools having less than 2,500 students, 4 schools 2,500-4,999, 2 schools 5,000-9,999, 7 schools between 10,000-19,999 and 5 schools 20,000 or more. The geographical location around the country also varied with 3 schools in the northeast, 8 schools in the midwest, 6 schools in the south and 4 schools in the west. There was also variation in campus setting with 0 schools located in urban areas greater than 1,000,000. Six schools were located in urban settings between 100,000 and 1,000,000. Seven schools were located in suburban settings, 7 in rural settings, and, 1 other.

The Carnegie classification was as follows: Doctoral Research University Extensive were represented by 7 schools, Doctoral Research University Intensive included 3 schools, Masters College and University I comprised 5 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 and web based surveying. The overall response proportion was 50%.


Participating Students