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NCHA Spring 2000
Content Area: Demographics
28 Schools, 16,024 Participants

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Participating Institutions

Thirty-five U.S. postsecondary institutions self-selected to participate in the Spring 2000 National College Health Assessment and 20,164 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 16,024 students on 28 campuses.

Among the demographic characteristics of the 28 campuses surveyed 20 were public college/universities and 8 were private. The vast majority, 27, were 4-year institutions. School size varied with 1 school having less than 2,500 students, 2 schools 2,500-4,999, 7 schools 5,000-9,999, 10 schools between 10,000-19,999 and 8 schools 20,000 or more. The geographical location around the country also varied with 5 schools in the northeast, 11 schools in the midwest, 5 schools in the south and 7 schools in the west. There was also variation in campus setting with 6 schools located in urban areas greater than 1,000,000. Ten schools were located in urban settings between 100,000 and 1,000,000. Six schools were located in suburban settings and 4 in rural settings.

The Carnegie classification was as follows: Doctoral Research University Extensive were represented by 14 schools, Doctoral Research University Intensive included 5 schools, Masters College and University I comprised 7 schools, Baccalaureate College had 1 school as did Associates Colleges.

There was a mix of randomized classrooms, randomized mailing or sampling of the universe. The overall response proportion was 54%.

Participating Students