For some parents, it is important to be involved in the selection process when it comes to choosing a university for their children. One of the most concerning aspects of children going away to school is that they will get themselves into trouble or face difficult situations that they will not know how to avoid or handle. Knowing this, parents will want to consider this list of the top five American universities known for the most drug and alcohol related arrests before allowing their children to move out to university. If one of these options is on the list of their choices, you will want to advise against it or make sure they understand the risks involved in attending one of these schools.
University of Wisconsin: Oshkosh Campus
The University of Wisconsin is located in Oshkosh, which is a city in the Winnebago County of Wisconsin. According to the Office of Post-Secondary Education, approximately 22 percent of students out of every 1,000 students is arrested for drug and/or alcohol related offenses. This university currently holds the record for the most drug and alcohol related arrests in the U.S.
University of Wisconsin: Stout Campus
The Stout Campus of the University of Wisconsin is considered a "member campus." As one of the smaller campuses of the university, a large portion of these students are finding themselves in trouble with the law. In particular, approximately 20 percent of students out of every 1,000 students are arrested for drug and alcohol related offenses. This number is exceptionally high considering that this campus accepts enrollment from about 9,200 students each year.
University of Wisconsin: La Crosse Campus
This campus of the University of Wisconsin is located in La Crosse County, which is the largest city on the western border of the state. Although this campus of the university is known for being one of the most comprehensive and popular destinations for students, it ranks third highest on the list of universities known for drug and alcohol related arrests. In specific, approximately 19 percent of every 1,000 students will face drug and alcohol related charges.
West Chester University
West Chester University is located in Pennsylvania, and it is more formally known as West Chester University of Pennsylvania or WCUPA. This university is one of the 14 state universities and a member of the Pennsylvania Higher Education System. However, it is also home to a large number of arrests among its students. Approximately 17 percent of every 1,000 students are arrested for drug and alcohol related offenses each year.
University of Colorado: Boulder Campus
Known as one of the most popular research universities in the state of Colorado, this academic institution is also gaining a negative reputation for having students who are engaging in illegal extracurricular activities. Each year, approximately 15 percent of students enrolled at the University of Colorado Boulder are arrested or charged for drug and alcohol related offenses.