NCHA Spring 2003
Content Area: Demographics
33 Schools, 19,497 Participants
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About the Schools • About the Students
Thirty-seven US postsecondary institutions self-selected to participate in the Spring 2003 National College Health Assessment and 20,724 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 19,497 students on 33 campuses.
Among the demographic characteristics of the 33 campuses surveyed 20 were public college/universities and 13 were private. The majority, 32, were 4-year institutions and 1, 2-year. School size varied with 5 schools having less than 2,500 students, 2 schools 2,500-4,999, 9 schools 5,000-9,999, 5 schools between 10,000-19,999 and 12 schools 20,000 or more. The geographical location around the country also varied with 6 schools in the northeast, 12 schools in the midwest, 5 schools in the south and 10 schools in the west. There was also variation in campus setting with 5 schools located in urban areas greater than 1,000,000. Thirteen schools were located in urban settings between 100,000 and 1,000,000. Four schools were located in suburban settings, and, 11 in rural settings.
The Carnegie classification was as follows: Doctoral Research University Extensive were represented by 11 schools, Doctoral Research University Intensive included 4 schools, Masters College and University I comprised 10 schools, Baccalaureate College had 8 schools and Associates Colleges were represented by 0 schools.
There was a mix of randomized classrooms, randomized mailing or sampling of the universe and web based surveying. The overall response proportion was 46%.