STARKVILLE – BestColleges.com recently ranked Mississippi State University the no. 12 safest college campus in the country on its list of the 50 safest college campuses.
The website compiled the list using the latest information from the IPEDS and College Navigator databases, which are sources maintained by the National Center for Education Statistics.
The most recent set of data is for the 2011-12 school year, though some individual data points reflect the 2012-13 school year.
MSU has a full-service police department on campus, “Bully Patrol” services that patrol on golf carts across campus at night, controlled access to all dormitories via key or key cards, emergency blue light telephones across campus and two K-9 teams, among other programs.
The department also has a sexual assault awareness week to educate the student body on assault prevention.