Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke ranked as safest college in Virginia

WDBJ7 Web Staff

7:50 AM PST, January 7, 2013



Virginia Western Community College has been voted as the safest college in Virginia, and one of the safest colleges in the country.

The voting, compiled by, was based incidents of campus crime reported by safety officials.

According to the rankings, Virginia Tech is sixth in the state, and Radford University is 10th.

Virginia Western is ranked as the eighth-safest school in the country.

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According to

1. Virginia Western Community College

2. Emory and Henry College

3. Thomas Nelson Community College

4. Northern Virginia Community College

5. J Sargeant Reynolds Community College                  

6. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

7. James Madison University

8. George Mason University

9. Richard Bland College

10. Radford University 


According to

1. Arkansas State University, Beebe Campus – Beebe, AR

2. Sheridan College -- Sheridan, WY

3. Lake Land College -- Mattoon, IL

4. Southern University at New Orleans -- New Orleans, LA

5. Erskine College and Seminary -- Due West, SC

6. Central Texas College -- Killeen, TX

7. South Plains College -- Levelland, TX

8. Virginia Western Community College

9. Northeast State Community College -- Blountville, TN

10. Delgado Community College -- New Orleans, LA