Percentage of U.S. college students with depression in 2018 to 2019

During the 2018 to 2019 school year, over one third of university and college students in the U.S. screened positive for moderate to severe symptoms of depression. This statistic shows the percentage of postsecondary students with symptoms of depression in the United States in 2018 to 2019.

Percentage of college students with symptoms of depression in the United States in 2018 to 2019

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Source

Release date

2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2018 to 2019

Number of respondents

62,171 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

College students from 79 schools

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Depression measured using the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9); symptom levels are categorized as severe (score of 15+), moderate (score of 10-14), or mild/minimal (score <10).
* Depression overall, including severe and moderate (positive PHQ-9 screen).

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