Facts & Figures

Your Mental Health Matters.
That's Why We're Here.

College is a time of tremendous growth, experimentation, and change. The balancing act between school, current events, daily living, and personal growth will challenge you, and you'll also do things you never thought you could. This kind of growth isn't always comfortable. In fact, it can contribute to the overwhelm many students face. That's why we're here. At CAPS, it's our mission to help students thrive. Because the lessons you're learning right now have the power to shape the rest of your life. 

Top Reasons Students Come To CAPS:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Family and Friend Concerns
  • Adjusting to Life Transitions

CAPS Makes A Difference

Our goal is to help students, and the numbers show we're doing just that. Student feedback from our annual Patient Satisfaction Survey informs every aspect of CAPS. We're continually adapting how we serve students to support their ever-changing needs.

87%

of students said they would
recommend CAPS to a friend

"

CAPS has been a huge part in what has kept me going

63%

of students said that CAPS
helped their overall academic success

83%

of students said that CAPS was critically important

140%

increase in hope after using CAPS services

"

The CAPS staff are AMAZING and they deserve all the recognition, and praise possible for their service to the UA community. I don't know if I would have made it without them

23%

of students were first generation college students

77%

of students said CAPS increased
their overall resilience

Over Half

of students seen at CAPS were using CAPS for the first time

70%

of student said that CAPS services helped get them through the pandemic

Spring 2021 CAPS Patient Satisfaction Survey (n=294) 

Campus Health has been surveying UA students on a range of health topics and indicators for over three decades. 

See the latest data here

National Numbers

Mental health concerns are prevalent among college students nationwide. They are more aware of their mental health and more willing to talk about it than any generation before. The more we talk about and support mental health openly and with compassion, the more we can decrease the stigma associated with mental health. And that benefits us all. Active Minds shows just how important this is.

39%

of students in college experience a significant mental health issue.

75%

of mental health issues begin by age 24. 

#2 Leading Cause

of death among young adults is suicide.

50% of Us

will experience a mental health condition in our lifetime.