Top 10 Impediments to Academic Achievement

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 30.6%
Anxiety 24.2%
Sleep Trouble  19.7%
Depression 15.9%
Cold / Flu /Sore Throat 14.6%
Work 13.0%
Concern for Troubled Friend of Family Member 10.3%
Extracurricular Activities   9.7%
Internet/Computer Games 9.6%
Relationship Difficulties   9.1%

(from ACHA-NCHAII, Spring 2017 Survey)