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NCHA Spring 2002
Content Area: Demographics
44 Schools, 28,258 Participants

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Participating Institutions

Forty-seven US postsecondary institutions self-selected to participate in the Spring 2002 National College Health Assessment and 29,649 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 28,258 students on 44 campuses.

Among the demographic characteristics of the 44 campuses surveyed 35 were public college/universities and 9 were private. The majority, 42, were 4-year institutions and 2, 2-year. School size varied with 3 schools having less than 2,500 students, 2 schools 2,500-4,999, 9 schools 5,000-9,999, 17 schools between 10,000-19,999 and 13 schools 20,000 or more. The geographical location around the country also varied with 9 schools in the northeast, 15 schools in the midwest, 8 schools in the south and 12 schools in the west. There was also variation in campus setting with 10 schools located in urban areas greater than 1,000,000. Seven schools were located in urban settings between 100,000 and 1,000,000. Eleven schools were located in suburban settings, and, 16 in rural settings.

The Carnegie classification was as follows: Doctoral Research University Extensive were represented by 23 schools, Doctoral Research University Intensive included 4 schools, Masters College and University I comprised 12 schools, Baccalaureate College had 4 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 67%.

Participating Students