CAPE GIRARDEAU — A new ranking lists Southeast Missouri State University as Missouri's safest public four-year university.
StateUniversity.com, a website for college information, released the ratings Wednesday. The ranking is based on incidents of campus crime as reported by campus safety officers.
StateUniversity.com analyzed crime statistics for 450 colleges and universities around the country.
Southeast Missouri State public safety director Doug Richards said the university has implemented several safety measures in recent years, including around-the-clock patrols, security cameras throughout campus, emergency text messaging and warning alerts.
Including private and community colleges in Missouri, Southeast Missouri State was ranked No. 4, while MU was ranked No. 11 on the list. Columbia College was No. 12.