Crime on college campuses is a major concern when it comes to selecting an institute of higher learning to attend or to send your kids to. Despite Illinois' reputation as a state filled with crime, there some safe colleges that you can attend.

While no one can guarantee that crime will not occur, statistics can point you in the right direction when it comes to avoiding colleges where a high rate of crime is present.

The website YourlocalSecurity.com analyzed colleges and universities around the country and found the ones that had the lowest incidents of crime

The following factors were used:

  • Violent crime
  • Property crime
  • Violence against women

Unfortuately, none of the colleges or universities in the Stateline made the list. To find one close you'll have to travel east.

In Illinois the Safest College was: Northeastern University in Chicago.

Come to Northeastern for the low cost, Chicago location, and first-class programs. Northeastern Illinois University is the Midwest’s most ethnically diverse university. Its students also graduate with the least amount of debt in the region. Once you arrive, feel safe throughout your degree with N-Safe, NEIU’s rapid emergency notification system, and its thorough safety guides for everyone from cyclists to web users.

Illinois runners up included:

  • Saint Xavier University in Chicago
  • Dominican University in River Forest

In Wisconsin, the safest college was Concordia University-Wisconsin in Mequon

Concordia University-Wisconsin is one of the USA’s ten Lutheran-affiliated Concordia Universities. Like CU-Portland in Oregon, CU-Wisconsin boasts the safest campus in the state. As you pursue one of the university’s undergraduate, graduate, or professional degrees, you can contact the Campus Safety Office 24/7/365 for escorts or other assistance.

Wisconsin runners up included:

  • Viterbo University in La Crosse
  • Edgewood College in Madison

You can check out the safest of the safest of all 50 states HERE.