UTSA gets high marks in one of the most critical factors that parents and students use when it comes to where to attend college, and that is on campus safety, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
The smart home and security company ASecureLife has rated the 100 most secure college campuses in the country. It ranked only campuses which offer on campus student housing and which have an average enrollment of more than 10,000 students.
The ratings focuses on the number of criminal offenses reproted on campus, including assault, robbery, and burglary.
UTSA ranked as the second safest campus in Texas and the 30th safest in the country.
The study also cited 'safety initiatives' in place to deal with campus crime and protect students.
“Assuring that our students and entire campus community can live, learn and work in a safe environment is our top priority,” said Gerald Lewis, UTSA associate vice president of public safety and chief of police. “This high safety ranking is a credit to everyone in the UTSA Department of Public Safety, as well as every member of our university community. Together, we are continually striving to improve safety on our campuses and we thank the administration and the university community for their continued partnership and support.”