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

The National College Health Assessment (NCHA) is a nationally recognized research survey that provides precise data about students’ health habits, behaviors, and perceptions. At Stanislaus State, the web-based survey is administered every other year in a confidential manner to a random sample of students. The results are used by Health Education & Promotion to plan programs and services to better meet the needs of Stanislaus State students.

A snapshot of the Spring 2015 & Spring 2016 results include 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 stress, followed by sleep difficulties, anxiety, work, col/flu/sore throat, depression, internet use/computer games, concern for a troubled friend or family member, relationship difficulties, and lastly, finances. Factors affecting academic performance were defined as: received a lower grade on an exam or important project; receive 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.

Executive Summaries