Safest School in Kansas

Benedictine College Recognized as the Safest College in Kansas

Published: Monday, April 17, 2017

Benedictine College in Atchison has been named the safest college campus in the state of Kansas by, an ADT affiliate. The company lists the safest college by state on its website.

“Safety is a primary concern for many college students and parents,” said Dr. Linda Henry, vice president of Student Life at Benedictine College. “On our campus, we have a great sense of community and safety.  It is extremely important to us to make sure we do everything we can to help students experience their Benedictine College education in a safe and respectful environment.”

Using data and statistics from the FBI and U.S. Department of Education, YourLocalSecurity isolated the safest college campus in each state, based on low crime rates and programs designed to provide on-campus protection. These rankings take crimes reported by universities and place them into three main categories: violent crime, property crime, and violence against women. Each crime is weighted by severity to give a total crime score, which is then divided by the school’s enrollment to produce a per-capita score.

“Personal safety is a major concern for many prospective students when considering where to attend college,” said Greg Jensen, Safety Director for YourLocalSecurity. “That’s why we wanted to provide the first comprehensive list ranking colleges by state, and not just on a national level.”

By breaking down statistics on a state level, YourLocalSecurity helps prospective students who are only considering certain states or regions for college. ADT offers some general tips for moving to college on its website.

Founded in 1858, Benedictine College is a Catholic, Benedictine, residential, liberal arts college located on the bluffs above the Missouri River in Atchison, Kansas.  The school is proud to have been named one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report as well as one of the top Catholic colleges in the nation by First Things magazine and the Newman Guide.  It prides itself on outstanding academics, extraordinary faith life, strong athletic programs, and an exceptional sense of community and belonging.  It has a mission to educate men and women within a community of faith and scholarship.