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NCHA Spring 2005
Content Area: Demographics
71 Schools, 54,111 Participants

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Participating Institutions

Seventy-eight US postsecondary institutions self-selected to participate in the Spring 2004 National College Health Assessment and 56,637 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 54,111 students on 71 campuses.

Among the demographic characteristics of the 71 campuses surveyed 38 were public college/universities and 33 were private. The majority, 67, were 4-year institutions and 4, 2-year. School size varied with 16 schools having less than 2,500 students, 7 schools 2,500-4,999, 16 schools 5,000-9,999, 15 schools between 10,000-19,999 and 17 schools 20,000 or more. The geographical location around the country also varied with 18 schools in the northeast, 14 schools in the midwest, 17 schools in the south and 22 schools in the west. There was also variation in campus setting with 11 schools located in urban areas greater than 1,000,000. Nineteen schools were located in urban settings between 100,000 and 1,000,000. Twenty-four schools were located in suburban settings, 16 in rural settings, and 1 other.

The Carnegie classification was as follows: Doctoral Research University Extensive were represented by 19 schools, Doctoral Research University Intensive included 10 schools, Masters College and University I comprised 19 schools, Baccalaureate College had 17 schools, Associates Colleges were represented by 4 schools and 2 Specialized Institutions.

There was a mix of randomized classrooms, randomized mailing or sampling of the universe and web based surveying. The overall response proportion was 35.4%.

Participating Students