American College Health Association’s National College Health Assessment 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:

Top 10 Academic Impacts

  1. Procrastination (52.9%)
  2. Stress (43.1%)
  3. Anxiety (32.3%)
  4. Sleep difficulties (23.9%)
  5. Depression (23.4%)
  6. Finances (22.7%)
  7. Family (20%)
  8. Health of someone close to me (19.6%)
  9. Headaches/migraines (19.2%)
  10. Career (18.5%)

Based on 802 survey respondents.

Factors affecting their academic performance was defined as negatively impacting their performance in a class or delaying progress towards their degree.

Executive Summary

Updated: February 03, 2022