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NCHA Web Summary

NCHA Spring 2006
Content Area: Demographics
117 Schools, 94,806 Participants

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Participating Institutions

One hundred twenty-three US postsecondary institutions self-selected to participate in the Spring 2006 National College Health Assessment and 97,357 surveys were completed by students on these campuses. For the purpose of this study, only those institutions that used a random sampling technique or sampled a universe such as all 1st year students were included in the analysis, yielding a final data set consisting of 94,806 students and 117 schools.

Among the demographic characteristics of the 117 campuses surveyed 72 were public college/universities and 45 were private. The majority, 113, were 4-year institutions and 4, 2-year. School size varied with 16 schools having less than 2,500 students, 14 schools 2,500-4,999, 26 schools 5,000-9,999, 37 schools between 10,000-19,999 and 24 schools 20,000 or more. The geographical location around the country also varied with 26 schools in the northeast, 29 schools in the midwest, 26 schools in the south, 32 schools in the west, and 4 other. There was also variation in campus setting with 17 schools located in urban areas greater than 1,000,000. Thirty-seven schools were located in urban settings between 100,000 and 1,000,000. Twenty-four schools were located in suburban settings, 35 in rural settings, and 4 other.

The Carnegie classification was as follows: Doctoral Research University Extensive were represented by 41 schools, Doctoral Research University Intensive included 13 schools, Masters College and University I comprised 38 schools, Baccalaureate College had 16 schools, Associates Colleges were represented by 4 schools, 1 Specialized Institution1, and 4 other.

There was a mix of randomized classrooms, randomized mailing or sampling of the universe and web based surveying. The overall mean response proportion was 35.0%. The mean response proportion was 85.8% for schools administering paper surveys in randomly selected classrooms, and 23.2% for schools conducting randomized Web-based surveying.


Participating Students