Sexual assault at major universities

A survey of students at 27 public and private research universities finds a wide range of sexual assault experiences.

Source: This American Association of Universities survey was conducted online from April 1 to May 1, 2015, among students at 27 public and private universities across the country. All enrolled undergraduates, graduate, and professional students 18 years and older were asked to participate by their respective schools. A total of 150,072 students participated, with an average response rate of 19.3 percent. Results are not generalizable to all universities nationwide because the sample of schools was not random, as all undergraduate/graduate students at each school were invited to participate. The confidence range for results among undergraduate women is plus or minus 0.4 percentage points; other errors such as non-response and measurement error can affect results. Participating universities were the California Institute of Technology; Brown, Case Western Reserve, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Iowa State, Michigan State, Ohio State, Purdue, Texas A&M and Yale universities; the universities of Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, Southern California, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin; and Washington University in St. Louis. Survey design, administration and analysis were conducted by Westat. | The Washington Post September 21, 2015
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