SafeWise security experts have examined the most recent FBI crime statistics and identified safety-related programs and initiatives in college cities across the country to come up with the 2016 list of the 30 Safest College Towns in America.

They are:

  1. Winona, Minnesota, Winona State
  2. Charleston, Illinois, Eastern Illinois University
  3. Grand Rapids, Michigan, Grand Rapids
  4. Durham, New Hampshire, University of New Hampshire
  5. Canyon, Texas, West Texas A&M
  6. Rexburg, Idaho, Brigham Young University–Idaho
  7. Amherst, Massachusetts, Amherst College
  8. Blacksburg, Virginia, Virginia Tech
  9. Princeton, New Jersey, Princeton University
  10. Bristol, Rhode Island, Roger Williams University
  11. Elon, North Carolina, Elon University 
  12. Highland Heights, Kentucky, Northern Kentucky University
  13. West Lafayette, Indiana, Purdue
  14. Orono, Maine, University of Maine
  15. Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, Slippery Rock University
  16. Irvine, California
  17. Edinboro, Pennsylvania, Edinboro University
  18. Williamsburg, Virginia, College of William and Mary 
  19. Houghton, Michigan, Michigan Technological University
  20. Clarion, Pennsylvania, Clarion University
  21. Marquette, Michigan, Northern Michigan University
  22. Millersville, Pennsylvania, Millersville University 
  23. Waltham, Massachusetts, Waltham
  24. Northfield, Minnesota, St. Olaf College 
  25. Edwardsville, Illinois, Southern Illinois University 
  26. Pullman, Washington, WA State
  27. Westfield, Massachusetts, Westfield State University
  28. Maryville, Missouri, Northwest Missouri State University
  29. Athens, Ohio, Ohio University
  30. Montclair, New Jersey, Montclair State University