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Local college ranks among safest in nation

Courtesy of Houghton College Facebook Page

Houghton College has been ranked one of the safest college campuses in the nation.

The 2015 Niche rankings of the safest college campuses in the U.S. list Houghton College as number 18 on the list.

The rankings are based on crime statistics and student opinions. A statement from Houghton indicates New York State  crime statistics for the years 2008-2012 put criminal offenses at Houghton at 8.57 per 1000 students, averaging a campus total of only two criminal offenses each year.

Houghton is located in Allegany County.

Wheaton College in Illinois is listed as the safest college campus in the nation.