Study Reveals Rates of College Campus Drug and Alcohol Busts

UW La Crosse and SUNY Oneonta made the most on-campus alcohol and drug arrests, respectively, in 2012.

The University of Wisconsin, La Crosse and SUNY Oneonta were the institutions of higher education that made the most on-campus alcohol and drug arrests, respectively, in 2012.

That’s according to a report released by Rehabs.com that reviewed the arrest rates of U.S. colleges with more than 5,000 students.

In a state-to-state comparison, South Dakota made the most alcohol busts on campus in 2012, while Hawaii made the fewest. The Aloha State also made the fewest on-campus drug arrests, while West Virginia made the most.

Most On-Campus Alcohol Arrests Per 1,000 Students in 2012
1. University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
2. Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
3. East Stroudsburg University
4. University of Colorado, Boulder
5. Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
6. Indiana University of Pennsylvania
7. University of Minnesota, Duluth
8. Keene State College
9. University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
10. University of West Georgia

Most On-Campus Drug Arrests Per 1,000 Students in 2012

1. State University of New York (SUNY) Oneonta
2. University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
3. SUNY Oswego
4. University of Colorado, Boulder
5. North Carolina at Pembroke
6. SUNY Geneseo
7. Western Illinois University
8. Southern Oregon University
9. University of Louisiana, Monroe
10. SUNY Brockport

The report is based on data from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education for all colleges receiving any federal financial aid. The Clery Act requires colleges to track, disclose and report drug and alcohol incidents.

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