Suicide among college and university students in the United States


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Fact Sheet


Fact Sheet/Issue Brief
Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
Education Development Center, Inc (EDC)

This information sheet summarizes the data available on suicidal thoughts, attempts, and deaths, and describes risk and protective factors that are common among college and university students. Since there are no national databases or registries, and no single study compiling and analyzing suicide deaths, attempts, and/or thoughts among college and university students, the data presented here are from sources that have been selected as the most comprehensive and up to date.