Other Drug Data Dashboard

About The Data Dashboard

Northwestern University is committed to advancing the health of all students and the campus community. Therefore, assessing college health factors that impact student academic performance, retention, and campus life is key in the development of effective health-related prevention and intervention programs for students.

To support this commitment, we are providing the community with easy access to our most frequently asked about data surrounding behaviors related to substance use among our Undergraduate student population. While this data does not encompass 100 percent of the data collected on student substance use, it is a strong starting point to better understanding student substance use at Northwestern.

Below you can read about each of the surveys we utilize to collect data on students' substance use behavior. To dig deeper into the data, navigate through each page (Dashboard) on the left sidebar. You will have the ability to manipulate certain data sets by various demographic variables.

Note: These dashboards are best viewed on a desktop computer or device with a large screen and in full-screen mode.


National College Health Assessment

The National College Health Assessment is a nationally recognized research survey that collects data on students’ health habits, behaviors, and perceptions. Northwestern most recently administered the NCHA in the Winter of 2019 with 485 undergraduate students responding to at least part of the survey.


Looking for more?

If you are looking for additional information not presented on this website, or clarification on the data presented, please contact Health Promotion and Wellness at hpaw@northwestern.edu

*A note as to why we use biological sex – We recognize and appreciate that not all individuals identify within these binary constructs. The purpose of using these terms is because research is based on the physiological variables specific to one’s biological sex and not related to their gender identity. Unfortunately, the research available at this time also has not focused on Intersex and Trans individuals