Rates of Drug Use on College Campuses (Data from 59,539 students)
This charts reveal the percent of college students who report using each of the drug categories sometime at college and in the last 30 days. Source: Presley, C.A., and Meilman, D.W., Cashim, J., Lyerla, R. (1993).
Hallucinogenic drugs are a commonly abused drug on college campuses. Marijuana, while technically a separate drug category, is considered a mild hallucinogenic. Other hallucinogens and inhalents are also more commonly used in college settings.
This figure shows the rates of drug use on college campuses across the country. The data is from a survey of 59539 college students from 2 and 4 year Universities. The usage rates of various drugs go up and down over time depending on popularity and availability. These figures are lower than in previous decades for most drugs.
Source: Presley, C.A., and Meilman, D.W., Cashim, J., Lyerla, R. (1993). Alcohol and Drug Use on American College Campuses: Use, Consequences and Perceptions. Vol. I: 1989-1991. Carbondale, IL. The Core Institute.