Health & Wellness Promotion

Alcohol & Other Drug Education
Campus Statistics

Campus statistics on alcohol and drug use are obtained through anonymous self-report surveys, program evaluations, student conduct data, campus crime reports, and screening surveys. The following tables are made available to promote transparency, to guide program development, and to spark discussion around campus alcohol and drug use.

Research in the field of alcohol and drug use in the college population has established common measures of alcohol and drug usage, including past 30 day prevalence of alcohol and drug use and past 2-week prevalence of high-risk drinking. Binge drinking is defined as 4+ (female) or 5+ (male) drinks in a single drinking event within the past 2 weeks.

These alcohol and other drug usage rates are highlighted for convenience. For full reports and survey data, please visit the new Campus Statistics & Reports section of this website.

Monthly Prevalence - Percent of Students Reporting Any Use in the Past 30 Days

2010 2013 2016
Substance IUPUI Statewide IUPUI Statewide IUPUI Statewide
Alcohol 71.6 65.7 65.5 63.4 59.3 62.7
Marijuana 9.5 14.6 11.9 18.3 22.7 19.6
Cigarettes 17.2 20.4 11.5 15.1 11.8 13.0
Electronic vapor products -- -- -- -- 12.1 10.4
Cigars 8.2 10.9 6.1 6.8 7.7 8.0
Tobacco with hookah/water pipe 9.5 11.4 7.4 8.9 11.8 7.8
Chewing/smokeless tobacco 2.2 4.9 1.6 3.1 3.8 4.3
Rx stimulants not prescribed to you -- -- -- -- 6.5 5.2
Rx painkillers not prescribed to you -- -- -- -- 2.5 2.3
Rx sedatives not prescribed to you -- -- -- -- 1.6 2.2
Any Rx drugs not prescribed to you 6.7 6.1 4.5 4.9 -- --
Hallucinogens 0.9 0.9 0.7 1.8 3.2 2.5
Cocaine 0.6 0.9 0.5 0.9 1.1 1.9
Inhalants 0.0 0.3 0.5 0.2 0.7 0.6
Heroin 0.6 0.4 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.2
Methamphetamine 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.2

High-Risk Drinking - Percent of Students Reporting Binge* Drinking in the Past Two Weeks

All Students Gender Age
IUPUI Statewide Male Female Under 21 21 or Over
29.8 35.7 27.5 31.1 21.9 38.2
*Binge drinking was defined as consuming 4 or more drinks in one sitting for females and 5 or more drinks in one sitting for males. Because of the small number of transgender students in the survey, those results are not displayed in the gender columns.

Number of Drinks - "The last time you 'partied'/socialized, how many alcoholic drinks did you have?"

Drinks Male (%) Female (%) Total (%)
0 33 29 30.7
1-2 10 27 21.3
3-4 25 23 23.2
5-6 18 13 14.2
7-8 5 5 5.1
9-10 6 2 3.1
11-12 1 1 0.8
13-14 0 1 0.4
15-16 1 1 0.8
17+ 0 1 0.4