On Page 10A of today’s Dallas Morning News, there’s a chart detailing the drug arrests and drug disciplines at various Texas colleges from 2006 through 2010. The schools, and their enrollments, are presented in alphabetical order; the News didn’t bother to rank them by incidents per capita.
Well, with the help of Kate Mitchell, I plugged the numbers into an Excel document so we could do just that. When ranked by drug arrests per capita, SMU (1.16 per 100 students) was second only to UT-Dallas (1.3 per 100). Meanwhile, the only one of the 15 schools with fewer drug arrests per capita than TCU (0.04 per 100) was Texas Wesleyan, which had zero.
But when you rank the schools by drug arrests plus disciplines per capita, TCU (1.95 per 100) is third behind Austin College (3.73 per 100) and Texas Tech (2.62 per 100). SMU is sixth, following North Texas and UTD.