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  1. Beenthere2Hippie
    View attachment 37018 A great set of maps from Rehabs.com shows where college students face the most arrests for drugs and alcohol.

    "We wanted to find interesting data that's been under-explored," Drugs on Campus project head Jon Millward told Business Insider. Many of the previously existing reports on campus drug use were "more surface," Millward said.

    The information on these maps comes from the Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education, which only tracks campus crime reports, not those from the surrounding area. According to the Rehabs.com report, maps offer a distinct way of looking at campus drug cultures:

    ... Every college has its own unique drug scene, and each student has his or her particular drug habits, ranging from "straight edge" to "pharmacy on legs." So to really understand what the landscape of drug use on American college campuses looks like, one has to closely analyze a map. Actually, one has to delve into government and academic data and then create and compare some maps.

    1/31/14

    By Peter Jacobs, businessinsider.com

    Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-colleges-with-most-on-campus-drug-and-alcohol-arrests-2014-1
    Graphics courtesy of rehabs.com

    The Newshawk Crew

    Author Bio

    Beenthere2Hippie
    BT2H is a retired news editor and writer from the NYC area who, for health reasons, retired to a southern US state early, and where BT2H continues to write and to post drug-related news to DF.

Comments

  1. bluenarrative
    I could not help but notice that these are all state universities-- run by the government. I assume that part of the reason why this is the case has something to do with a relatively close connection between governmental bureaucracies, regardless of how divergent their respective missions might be. Some of it may also be connected to the socioeconomic status of young people who choose a state school over a private school because of the costs involved. I am not sure, however, if there is a correlation between drug use and socioeconomic status. I wonder: is there a smaller percentage of young people from relatively prosperous backgrounds who use drugs? Can drug use be correlated to one's socioeconomic status? Certainly, the media and the overarching culture convey this idea rather emphatically, though I have always thought that this had something to do with racial stereotypes, beyond any statistical foundation.

    Some of the state's represented in this graphic have tiny minority populations. What percentage of the people arrested in these states were racial minorities?

    What other factors might be at work in explaining these arrests? Assuming that the majority of those arrested are from relatively poor minority backgrounds, what other factors might be at work here?

    Any suggestions?

    We've all been hearing about the "top ten party schools" for decades-- it's nice to finally see the converse!
  2. Alien Sex Fiend
    Wisconsin got first three and two more in the list?
    Wonder why. can anyone shade some insight on this occurrence? I was always fascinated by party colleges since in canada such thing doesn't exist, and partly from movies. The only party uni in entire province is the University of Western Ontario. The rest is bear country, very uptight, little to no housing/dorms on campus, and probably because in canada colleges don't have much of sport team spirit. There are teams but not much goes on between them
  3. Beenthere2Hippie
    My guess would be the biggest two factors for determining what schools become party uni's would be availability of liqueur and drugs, and a place to use them (dorms, on-campus bars). Further, schools with no on-campus police and a high rate of frat parties fare worse than schools with controlled environments and little to no dorm space. Add a Facebook college party listing page to the mix and, well, it can spell disaster. Kind of like giving them an open-invite to every event serving liqueur within a 20-mile radius. And where there's booze, there's oftentimes drugs.

    Here's a list of not only the top 20 party schools but also the top 20 non-party schools. It also contains people's comments as to why schools become party or non-party uni's. Interesting reading.

    List of Top 20 Party and non-party schools: http://gawker.com/5936406/top-20-party-schools-top-20-sober-schools-all-sound-equally-horrible
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