Mental health statistics for college students

David Williams

  • 75% of college students said they would consider using university mental health services. (HealthDay, 2018)

  • More than 1000 suicides occur on college campuses every year, making it the second-leading cause of death among college students. (American College Counseling Association, 2014)

  • 64% of dropouts in college were due to a mental health-related reason. Half 50% of the dropoutsose never access mental health services (National Alliance on Mental Illness, 2012)

  • Students’ self-rated emotional health rating is 50.7%. (Higher Education Research Institute, 2014)

  • 50% of students do not disclose their mental health condition to their college. (National Alliance on Mental Illness, 2012)

  • 36% of students list “stigma” as the greatest barrier to accessing mental health services and support. (National Alliance on Mental Health, 2012)