Top 10 Impediments to Academic Success

According to the American College Health Association (ACHA), students reported the following factors affected their individual academic performance.  
Please note:  9 of the 10 factors are mental health and/or coping skills related, and areas where Student Counseling Services can help.


Percentage of Students Affected

Stress 32.2%
Anxiety 24.9%
Sleep Difficulties  20.6%
Depression 15.4%
Work 14.2%
Cold/Flu/Sore Throat 13.0%
Concern for Troubled Friend of Family Member 10.1%
Extracurricular Activities   9.4%
Internet/Computer Games 9.0%
Relationship Difficulties   8.5%

(from ACHA-NCHAII, Fall 2016 Survey)