Share of U.S. college students reporting select substance use as of 2019, by gender

Alcohol was the most common substance which had been used by both female and male college students in the U.S. This statistic shows the percentage of college students in the U.S. who reported having ever used selected substances as of fall 2019, by gender.

Percentage of college students in the U.S. who reported having ever used selected substances as of fall 2019, by gender*

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Source

Release date

March 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

Fall 2019

Number of respondents

38,476 students

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

58 schools

Supplementary notes

* Number of valid responses range from 31,403 to 38,476 depending on substance. Invalid responses include no response.
Data from respondents with "Unknown" gender not shown.
Original question: In your life, which of the following substances have you ever used? (Nonmedical use only)

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