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Oakton Named as One of the Safest Campuses in the Nation

Video courtesy of NBC Chicago

In November 2011,, a leading Web site for higher education data, listed Oakton as one of the safest colleges and universities in the United States.

As part of its Safest Schools rankings, analyzed crime statistics – including assault, theft, robbery, rape, and murder – for 450 college and universities, assigning a safety rating to each school. Oakton earned a mark of 97.74 percent, which places it 31st in the nation and third in Illinois.

Findings are based on the number of incidents of crime at institutes of higher learning as reported by campus safety officials.

“Student safety and campus crimes are sometimes overlooked during the college evaluation process,” said Dominik Mazur, founder of “We believe it’s important for students to be aware of crime on campus and in the surrounding community.”

Oakton Public Safety Chief Dennis Nolan added, “We are very proud to be considered among the safest colleges in the United States. The administration and trustees have been extremely supportive in making sure that our Public Safety officers have the latest training, tools, and technology to provide the safest learning environment possible.”

The complete rankings of the Safest Schools can be found at

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