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11 of 25 schools with highest rates of drug, alcohol arrests located in Pa.

PITTSBURGH — On-campus drug and alcohol arrests occur at Pennsylvania universities at a higher rate than most other states, according to a new report from Project Know.

The report uses 2016 statistics provided by the U.S. Department of Education about campus crime. It breaks down the numbers of arrests and disciplinary actions per 1,000 students at public and private colleges and universities.


According to the study, 11 of the top 25 schools for arrests were located in The Keystone State, including Shippensburg University, which had the highest rate at 29.4 drug and alcohol arrests per 1,000 students.

Other area schools on the list are Slippery Rock, Robert Morris and Lehigh.

Overall, Pennsylvania schools reported 7.3 drug and alcohol arrests per 1,000 students, above the national average of 3.4 per thousand, but well below the state of Wyoming, which reported 17 arrests per 1,000 students.

To learn more about how the data was analyzed and to see where other states and schools rank, visit the Project Know website.

Project Know is part of American Addiction Centers, an addiction treatment service.