This report expands the 2021 sample size to more than 44,000 students attending 208 colleges and universities. The body of this report contains three following sections. First, it presents the College Free Speech Rankings. Next, it compares the top five and bottom five schools in the College Free Speech Rankings in detail. Finally, it presents analyses of the free speech attitudes and experiences of the college students surveyed at the national level.
|1||University of Chicago Private||77.92/100||Green|
|2||Kansas State University Public||76.2/100||Green|
|3||Purdue University Public||75.81/100||Green|
|4||Mississippi State University Public||74.72/100||Green|
|5||Oklahoma State University - Stillwater Public||74.35/100||Yellow|
|6||Claremont McKenna College Private||72.65/100||Green|
|7||University of North Carolina - Greensboro Public||68.72/100||Green|
|8||Northern Arizona University Public||68.5/100||Green|
|9||North Carolina State University - Raleigh Public||67.93/100||Green|
|10||Oregon State University Public||67.42/100||Green|
On September 7 2022, FIRE, in partnership with College Pulse, released the third annual College Free Speech Rankings, ranking the speech climates of 203 of America’s largest and most prestigious campuses in order from top (the University of Chicago) to bottom (Columbia University). This course reviews how to interpret the rankings, this year’s findings, why FIRE does these rankings, and what this year’s report can do for you.
Subscribe to FIRE updates to get the latest free speech news in your inbox as it happens!