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What mean percentage of students will be served by counseling services in US baccalaureate institutions in the school year 2020-2021?

The popularity of the issue of student mental health has exploded over the last decade. The AAUP found in the 2018-2019 school year that over 60% of students reported anxiety as the main reason for attending counseling, and 48% reported depression. Excluding community colleges, the mean percentage of students served by on-campus counseling services was 13.4%, with a range between 1.4% and 61%, with smaller schools generally seeing a greater percentage of students using school mental health services. Usage of counseling services could include tele-health visits, in-person individual visits, or groups visits, amongst other programs designed to teach students healthy life habits.

This question asks: What mean percentage of students will be served by counseling services in US baccalaureate institutions in the school year 2020-2021?

This question will resolve ambiguously if there is no longer data collected on this by the AAUP by the 2020-2021 school year, or the data is not released in the annual report by the resolution date. This question is part of the Higher Education Series.

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