ACHA-NCHA III

American College Health Association’s
National College Health Assessment III (ACHA-NCHA III)

The American College Health Association’s - National College Health Assessment III (ACHA-NCHA III) is a nationally recognized research survey that assists us in collecting precise data about Stan State students’ health habits, behaviors, and perceptions. The ACHA-NCHA helps us understand a wide range of health issues, including:

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

At Stanislaus State, the web-based survey is administered every other year in a confidential manner to a random sample of students. The results of the survey help inform our planning of programs and services to better meet the needs of Stanislaus State students. Below is a snapshot of the Spring 2021 results including the top 10 academic impacts:

The National College Health Assessment measures the top 10 academic impacts of Stan State students. Within the last 12 months, Stan State students reported the following factors affecting their individual academic performance. The first is procrastination, followed by stress, anxiety, sleep difficulties, depression, finances, family, health of someone close to me, headaches/migraines, and lastly, career. Factors affecting their academic performance was defined as negatively impacting their performance in a class or delaying progress towards their degree.

Executive Summary