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College Students: Suicide Statistics

Suicide is one of the top leading causes of death among college students, followed only by injury/accidents . Since 2021, rates of suicide in colleges have slightly increased. Between 10-20% of college students have seriously thought about suicide at some point during their college enrollment years.

National Suicide Statistics For College Students

  • Suicide is the #2 leading cause of death for college students

  • Approximately 1,200 suicides occur on college campuses per year

  • 25% know of someone who has died as a result of suicide

  • 40% know of someone who has attempted suicide

  • Almost 40% of LGBTQ+ college students have thought about suicide during the past year

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