POCAHONTAS, AR. Nov. 19–Black River Technical College has been ranked 4th Safest Community College in the USA in 2020 according to the website StateUniversity.com. The rankings for the Safest Community Colleges in the USA are available at https://www.stateuniversity.com/rank/safety_score_rank_by_commc/1#4.
To compile the list, StateUniversity.com “utilized Cleary and FBI data to analyze 1,585 colleges and universities to assign safety ratings. The assigned ratings are based on the following criteria: the number of weapon occurrences, drugs, burglary, vehicle theft, arson, larceny, robbery, forcible and non-forcible rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, and aggravated assault.”
Rhonda Stone CPA, Vice President of Finance & Administration, states, “The BRTC campus police officers provide a visible presence that is not only reassuring to students, faculty, and staff, but also obviously serves as a deterrent to those who would seek to commit crime. Their commitment to campus safety is to be applauded and this recognition is well-deserved.”