Alcohol Statistics

KU Statistics

Data from the National College Health Assessment (NCHA), Spring 2013:

74% of KU students report using alcohol within the last 30 days.

53% of KU students report binge drinking within the last two weeks.

26% of KU students report driving after drinking any alcohol at all.

39% of KU students did something they later regretted under the influence of alcohol within the last 12 months.

39% of KU students forgot where they were or what they did while under the influence of alcohol within the last 12 months.

10% of KU students report alcohol use as an academic impediment.

NOTE: The NCHA is administered to KU students every 2 years in the Spring semester.

National Statistics

Data from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism - College Drinking: Changing the Culture:

1,825 students between the ages of 18 and 24 die from alcohol-related unintentional injuries, including motor vehicle crashes.

599,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are unintentionally injured under the influence of alcohol.

696,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are assaulted by another student who has been drinking.

97,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are victims of alcohol-related sexual assault or date rape.

400,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 had unprotected sex and more than 100,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 report having been too intoxicated to know if they consented to having sex.

About 25% of students report academic consequences of their drinking including missing class, falling behind, doing poorly on exams or papers, and receiving lower grades overall.


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