Assessment & Reports

National College Health Assessment 

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Developed by the American College Health Association and administered in conjunction with the CSU Chancellor’s Office, the National College Health Assessment (NCHA) survey provides students with a confidential opportunity to share their behaviors, attitudes, and perceptions related to a broad range of relevant health topics. Topics include, but are not limited to: sleep, exercise, nutrition, alcohol and drug use, sexual health, basic needs, and utilization of campus services.

NCHA survey results inform campus programs and services, and provide valuable insight into the social determinants that impact our students’ academic success and well-being. 

The National College Health Assessment is happening from March 11-March 30, 2024, and 20,000 students have been randomly selected to participate in it. If you’re selected to participate, this is your opportunity to share your perspectives on your health and well-being and be entered into an opportunity drawing!

All students who submit a survey will be automatically entered into a drawing to win a one of twenty Spartan GoldPoints card valued at $25 each. Winners are randomly selected by the American College Health Association. Winners will be notified by the Student Wellness Center to claim their prize 2 weeks after the survey closes. The odds of winning a prize is 0.1%.

Campus Partners - Help us Cross-Promote! 

  • Promote the survey during the Rollout Season
  • Include it during your classroom announcements, meeting announcements, or individual 1:1 sessions with students
  • Download the NCHA toolkit below to access consistent messaging and flyers for your announcements
  • Print and post the NCHA flyer at your Front Desks
  • Share our social media posts on Instagram from @sjsuwellness

Download the NCHA Toolkit

How you can use the data

  • Increase understanding of factors that impact health, wellbeing and academics
  • Inform programs, services and policies to ensure students’ needs are met
  • Establish a baseline for SJSU health trends
  • Evaluate the impact of prevention efforts on campus
  • To view the results from the NCHA Spring 2021 survey, please download a copy of the Executive Summary [pdf]


For survey questions, please contact:

Lezlee Matthews, Ph.D., Director of Co-Curricular Learning, Educational Equity, and Assessment

For media inquiries, please contact: 

Michelle Smith McDonald, Senior Director of Media Relations 

Robin McElhatton, Assistant Director of Media Relations