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Alcohol use among U.S. college students as of fall 2020, by frequency

This statistic presents the percentage of college students in the U.S. that had used alcohol (beer, wine, liquor) during the past 3 months as of fall 2020, by frequency. According to the data, 36.9 percent of students had used alcohol weekly during the past 3 months.

Percentage of U.S. college students that had used alcohol within the past 3 months as of fall 2020, by frequency*

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Release date

December 2020


United States

Survey time period

Fall 2020

Number of respondents

9,521 students

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

22 schools

Supplementary notes

* Original question: "In the past 3 months, how often have you used the substance(s) you mentioned? (only includes students who have ever used this substance) Alcoholic beverages (beer, wine, liquor, etc.) "

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