10 Colleges With The Highest STD Rates in America

For come, college is about studying and working hard, but for others it’s about partying and living on the wild side and for the latter, it may be best to check out our list of 10 colleges with the highest STD rates in America.

Luckily, my university did not make it on this list of colleges with high STD rates, but that doesn’t mean the STDs don’t exist. As you can guess they’re everywhere, especially on college campuses, which is why it is important to always be safe. Hey, I would rather be safe than sorry. This day in age, college hookups are becoming part of the norm. Young adults are finally out on their own, enjoying their freedom and everything else that comes with the college experience, so it’s inevitable that at they will explore their sexuality during these years.

 

10 Colleges With The Highest STD Rates in America

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The Centers for Disease Control has recently noticed an increase in the number of college students experiencing sexually transmitted diseases in the the past couple of years in the United States. The three most common STDs with this increase were chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. Their study also estimates that nearly 20 million new sexually transmitted infections happen each year in the U.S. Among half of those, 20 million they say, affects young people ages 15-24. As you can see, a good chunk of that age group includes college students.

If you want to see what cities have the highest STD rate, check our list of 25 cities with the highest STD rates in America.

In order to create our list, we used The State of Education as our source to find out what are some of the colleges with the highest STD rates in America. After we found out the least sexually healthy colleges, we sorted our list by the number of people with Sexually Transmitted Diseases at those institutions. The number of people who have STDs is per 100,000 while the number of a sexual assault is per 10,000. Obviously this list is meant to be informative, and you should not base your decision as to which university to attend off this list. It’s important to note that STDs are at every university and a high rate of STDs does not reflect upon a university’s academic strengths. 

So, be safe and informed by reading our list of 10 colleges with the highest STD rates in America. You will not regret it doing your research.

10. University of Notre Dame

STD rate: 397

The University of Notre Dame is one of the least healthy universities in America with 397 people with STDs per 100,000. This number is -5% less than the national average, but it is still one of the least healthy. The sexual health rate in this university is 3.46%. The sexual assaults at the University of Notre Dame are 11.8 per 10,000 which is +89% the national average.

10 Colleges With The Highest STD Rates in America

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9. Texas Christian University

STD rate: 601

The next spot on our list of colleges with the highest STD rates in America took the Texas Christian University. At this university, the sexual health rate is 3.59% and 601 person from 100,000 has STD. This number is +44% more than the national average number of people with STDs. When it comes to sexual assaults in this university, it has 10.4 per 10,000 people which is +66% more than the national average. Probably not what you would expect with a Christian university. 

10 Colleges With The Highest STD Rates in America

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8. Southern Methodist University

STD rate: 818

Another religious-affiliated university on our list of colleges with the highest STD rates in America. Southern Methodist University also found its place on our list because the sexual health rate here is 3.13%. 818 per 100,000 people have an STD which is +96% more of the national average. 6.3 people per 10,000 have it from sexual assaults which is +1% more by the national average.

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7. Vanderbilt University

STD rate: 855

The sexual health rate at Vanderbilt University is 2.48%. In this university, 855 people have sexually transmitted disease per 100,000 people which is +105% more than the national average number. When it comes to sexual assault, 20.9 people per 10,000 people have an STD by sexual assault which is +234% more than the national average number.

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6. University of Tulsa

STD rate: 925

At the University of Tulsa, the sexual health rate is 3.12%. This is one of the least healthy universities in America because 925 people per 100,000 have STD which is +122% more than the national average. 7.7 per 10,000 people have an STD as a result of a sexual assault which is +23% more than the national average.

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5. Duke University

STD rate: 991

Coming in halfway on our list of colleges with the highest STD rates in America is Duke University that found its place on our list because it is one of the least healthiest universities in the United States. The sexual health rate at Duke University is 3.47% and 991 people per 100,000 have an STD. This means the number of people who have an STD is +138% more than the national average. 12.6 per 10,000 people have STDs as a result of a sexual assault which is +103% more than the national average.

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4. Marquette University

STD rate: 1,236

Marquette University secured its spot on our list of colleges with the highest STD rates in America with a sexual health rate of 1.76%. 1,236 people per 100,000 at this university have an STD which is +203% more than the national average. As a result of a sexual assault, 10.7 per 10,000 people have an STD. This is +71% more than the national average.

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3. Troy University

STD rate: 1,317

Troy University found its place on our list of colleges with the highest STD rates in America as the third least healthy university in America with a sexual health rate of 3.36%. 1,317 people per 100,000 have STDs at Troy University which is +216% more than the national average. 0.4 per 10,000 people have an STD as a result of a sexual assault. This is -94% less than the national average.

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2. University of Louisiana at Monroe

STD rate: 1,534

In the second spot on our list of colleges with the highest STD rates in America is the University of Louisiana at Monroe with a sexual health rate of 2.93%. 1,534 people per 100,000 have STDs in this university which is +268% more than the national average. 2.3 per 10,000 people have an STD as a result of a sexual assault and this is -63% less than the national average.

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1. University of Pennsylvania

STD rate: 1,623

On top of our list as the least sexually healthy university in America is the University of Pennsylvania with a 3.67% sexual health rate. 1,623 people per 100,000 have an STD at the University of Pennsylvania, which is +289% more than the national average. 14.4 per 10,000 people have an STD because of a sexual assault which is +130% more than the national average.

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This is our list of 10 colleges with the highest STD rates in America. We hope we managed to show you which are some of the least sexually healthy universities in the country. Do you study in one of these universities?