Risks of College Drinking
- Approximately 1,800 college students die from alcohol-related unintentional injuries (including motor vehicle crashes) each year.
- About 696,000 students are assaulted by another student who has been drinking.
- Approximately 97,000 students report experiencing alcohol-related sexual assault.
- About 1 in 4 students report academic consequences from drinking (missed class, performing poorly on exams/papers, lower grades overall.
- About 20% of college students nationwide meet the criteria for an alcohol use disorder.
- In Missouri
- Approximately 25% of Missouri college students meet criteria for binge drinking (4+ drinks in 2 hours for women, 5+ drinks in 2 hours for men) in the past 2 weeks, and 33% meet criteria for binge drinking in the past 30 days.
- 12% of Missouri college students report being forced, pressured, or coerced into consuming more alcohol than they wanted at least once in the past year.
- 66% percent of Missouri college students who are under the age of 21 report drinking in the past year and 23% meet criteria for binge drinking in the past two weeks.
- 16% of Missouri college students report driving after consuming alcohol in the past year.
Risks of common binge drinking of College students
- Sobering Statistics:
- According to the Core Institute, an organization that surveys college drinking practices, 300,000 of today’s college students will eventually die of alcohol-related causes such as drunk driving accidents, cirrhosis of the liver, various cancers and heart disease.
- Almost one-third of college students admit to having missed at least one class because of their alcohol or drug use, and nearly one-quarter of students report bombing a test or project because of the aftereffects of drinking or doing drugs.