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NCHA Spring 2004
Content Area: Demographics
74 Schools, 47,202 Participants

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Participating Institutions

Eighty US postsecondary institutions self-selected to participate in the Spring 2004 National College Health Assessment and 50,819 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 47,202 students on 74 campuses.

Among the demographic characteristics of the 74 campuses surveyed 49 were public college/universities and 25 were private. The majority, 67, were 4-year institutions and 5, 2-year. School size varied with 9 schools having less than 2,500 students, 7 schools 2,500-4,999, 17 schools 5,000-9,999, 25 schools between 10,000-19,999 and 16 schools 20,000 or more. The geographical location around the country also varied with 13 schools in the northeast, 18 schools in the midwest, 17 schools in the south and 24 schools in the west. There was also variation in campus setting with 17 schools located in urban areas greater than 1,000,000. Twenty five schools were located in urban settings between 100,000 and 1,000,000. Ten schools were located in suburban settings, and, 22 in rural settings.

The Carnegie classification was as follows: Doctoral Research University Extensive were represented by 23 schools, Doctoral Research University Intensive included 9 schools, Masters College and University I comprised 25 schools, Baccalaureate College had 10 schools, Associates Colleges were represented by 5 schools and 1 Specialized Institution.

There was a mix of randomized classrooms, randomized mailing or sampling of the universe and web based surveying. The overall response proportion was 35%.

Participating Students