Nice title, UNH

by Skip

Ayup, our tax dollars in use – parents, you should be SO proud – OUTSTANDING!

The Daily Beast combed available statistics to figure out which campuses have both environments that may be permissive of drug use as well as a student body that partakes in illegal drug use. To rank the colleges and universities, we first turned to College Prowler, the largest student review database, to see which institutions had “drug scene” grades, which illustrate how students rate the prevalence of drugs on campus. A high grade, i.e. an A+, indicates that drugs and alcohol are not noticeable on campus and there is no pressure to use drugs. College Prowler provided an initial list of nearly 400 colleges and universities across the country of all sizes and academic rigor.

UNH Druggiest College in America1. University of New Hampshire
Drug use grade: C-
Percentage of 18-25 year olds used illicit drugs in past month: 29.21
Percentage of 18-25 year olds used marijuana in past year: 41.54
Percentage of 18-25 year olds used cocaine in past year: 7.23
2009 on-campus arrests for drug law violations: 106
Student population: 15,253

We then

considered the surrounding environment, using the most recent data on illicit drug, marijuana, and cocaine use by state for 18-25 year olds, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 2009 National Survey on Drug Abuse. Lastly, we referred to U.S. Department of Education data for the number of on-campus arrests for 2009 for drug-law violations for each school. An arrests-per-capita metric was calculated for each school based on the Department of Education’s student population tabulations.

The College Prowler grades were assigned a numerical value according to the letter grade assigned, which was weighted one-third of each school’s final score; the arrests-per-capita rank and drug use ranks were also ranked one-third of the final rank.

(H/T: Daily Beast)

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