National College Health Assessment

The National College Health Assessment (NCHA) provides important data about college students’ health habits, behaviors, and perceptions.  The survey data covers:

  • Alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use
  • Sexual health
  • Weight, nutrition, and exercise
  • Mental health
  • Personal safety and violence

Latest survey results are for Fall 2016. Examples of findings include:

  • Anxiety, depression, stress, and sleep difficulties were the top factors affecting academic performance.
  • 23 percent of males and 20 percent of females reported never using alcohol.
  • 61 percent of males and 63 percent of females reported never using marijuana.
  • 29 percent of males and 21 percent of females were overweight.