National College Health Assessment

Summary of National College Health Assessment conducted in Spring 2016

Objective of the Survey - This survey is a national research survey organized by the American College Health Association assists college health service providers, health educators, counselors, and service administrators to collect data about their students' habits, behaviors, and perceptions on the most prevalent health topics/issues.

Randomly selected TWU students were invited to participate including undergraduate, graduate, students from Denton, Dallas, and Houston campus as well as Distance Education students.

Summary of Response - Top 10 health issues of our TWU students that affected their academic performance vs. top 10 health issues of students nationally (19,861 respondents at 40 schools) that affected their academic performance.

Definition of Academic Impacts - Within the last 12 months, students reported the following factors affecting their individual academic performance, defined as: received a lower grade on an exam, or an important project; received a lower grade in the course; received an incomplete or dropped the course; or experienced a significant disruption in thesis, dissertation, research, or practicum work.

Rankings of Academic Impact at TWU

TWU NCHA Spring 2016

  1. Anxiety - 22.6%
  2. Stress - 22.6%
  3. Work - 16.4%
  4. Sleep difficulties - 15.3%
  5. Depression - 12.4%
  6. Concern for troubled friend or family member - 11.3%
  7. Finances - 9.8%
  8. Internet use/computer games - 8.9%
  9. Cold/Flu/Sore Throat - 8.8%
  10. Relationship difficulties - 8.1%

TWU NCHA National Reference Group Fall 2015

  1. Stress - 30.3%
  2. Anxiety - 23.7%
  3. Sleep difficulties - 20.4%
  4. Depression - 14.6%
  5. Cold/Flu/Sore Throat - 23.5%
  6. Work - 13.3%
  7. Internet use/computer games - 10.0%
  8. Relationship difficulties - 8.6%
  9. Participation in extracurricular activities - 8.6%
  10. Finances - 6.9%