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NCHA Spring 2001
Content Area: Demographics
31 Schools, 16,813 Participants

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Participating Institutions

Thirty-two US postsecondary institutions self-selected to participate in the Spring 2001 National College Health Assessment and 17,308 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 16,813 students on 31 campuses.

Among the demographic characteristics of the 31 campuses surveyed 23 were public college/universities and 8 were private. The majority, 28, were 4-year institutions and 5, 2-year. School size varied with 5 schools having less than 2,500 students, 2 schools 2,500-4,999, 8 schools 5,000-9,999, 5 schools between 10,000-19,999 and 11 schools 20,000 or more. The geographical location around the country also varied with 5 schools in the northeast, 9 schools in the midwest, 11 schools in the south and 6 schools in the west. There was also variation in campus setting with 5 schools located in urban areas greater than 1,000,000. Nine schools were located in urban settings between 100,000 and 1,000,000. Eleven schools were located in suburban settings, 5 in rural settings, and, one school indicated other.

The Carnegie classification was as follows: Doctoral Research University Extensive were represented by 13 schools, Doctoral Research University Intensive included 5 schools, Masters College and University I comprised 2 schools, Baccalaureate College had 5 schools and Associates Colleges were represented by 6 schools.

There was a mix of randomized classrooms, randomized mailing or sampling of the universe. The overall response proportion was 55%.

Participating Students