California State University, Dominguez Hills is among the Top 20 safest public colleges and universities in California as ranked by StateUniversity.com, an online hub for information on state institutions of higher learning nationwide.
StateUniversity.com analyzed crime statistics from 450 colleges and universities throughout the country and assigned each a safety rating based on occurrences of crime on campus, weighing the probability of each incidence happening to each student. The data for the 2011 rankings comes from crime statistics reported by universities in 2010.
Nationally CSU Dominguez Hills ranked 203 out of the 450. Compared against 46 other California campuses, the South Bay university ranked 19th, up from a 21st ranking last year.
“The University Police Department is committed to working as partners with the students, faculty and staff to create a safe and secure environment in which our students can achieve academic success,” said University Police Chief Carlos Velez. “This Safest Schools ranking demonstrates just how exceptional our partnership is, and congratulations are in order to the entire campus community.”