Rehabs.com released a fascinating study today.
According to the website dedicated to finding rehab facilities for people struggling with drug and booze addiction, five of the top 20 universities with the most booze-related busts hail from the great state of Wisconsin! Take a bow, cheeseheads!
Wisconsin didn’t stop there, oh no sir, the “Forward” state had ten schools in the top 50 booziest campuses across the US. Six of the top 50 colleges for drug arrests are University of Wisconsin campuses.
So what were the criteria to make the cut? The data, collected in 2011, is based on data from the Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education. The study does not include arrests in the surrounding areas of the school (people living off campus) and omits school with less than 5,000 students.
Here is a better explanation from the Rehabs.com folks:
“I decided to focus on one particular category: on-campus drug and alcohol arrests. That, by the OPE’s own glossary definition, means any drug- or alcohol-related arrest, citation or summons that takes place in “…any building or [on any] property owned or controlled by an institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area” and, importantly, it includes residence halls, which is obviously where a lot of drug taking and binge drinking happens.”
Below are the top 9 schools with the most drug and alcohol arrests, with the number of students arrested out of every 1,000. Now that all of the scientific mumbo jumbo is out of the way…let’s meet our starting nine!
The 9 Colleges with the Most Alcohol and Drug Arrests
No. 9 – From the state of Louisiana THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT MONROE!
No. 8 – Wildcats in the house it’s THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE!
No. 7 – Minnesota go crazy for THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA-DULUTH!
No. 6 – Bulldogs do bite it’s THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ILLINOIS!
No. 5 – The students are a mile high THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO-BOULDER!
No. 4 – Chester? I hardly knew her it’s WEST CHESTER UNIVERSITY!
No. 3 – LaCrosse is the boss! IT’S THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-LA CROSSE!
No. 2 – It’s even got a beer in it’s name it’s THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-STOUT!
And now, ladies and gentleman, the most alcohol and drug arrests per 1,000 people…bow down to…
THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-OSHKOSH