Jun 08, 2012 02:04 PM EDT
The Trojan Sexual Health Report Card is Out, See Where Your School Ranks
College is place for young minds to fester and grow, but it's also a place where the need to be social is eminent, and sometimes even promiscuous. Whether some colleges care to admit it, according to Trojan brand condoms, they need to step up their game in promoting sexual health on campus.
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Granted, not all colleges' missions mesh with Trojan's, and still many consider students' sex lives none of their business. Nevertheless, the Trojan Sexual Health Report Card ranked DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois at the very bottom of its list.
Second to them was Brigham Young University in Salt Lake City, Utah, which was near the bottom of its ranking in the previous year. In addition, the U.S. Air Force Academy saw a significant drop in the 2011 ranking, finishing at No. 139 after placing 96th in 2010.
The Trojan Sexual Health Report Card grades schools according to the sexual health resources and information available to students on campus. Elements that determine the grades include students' opinions of their health centers, STI testing on-site, condom and contraception availability on campus and sexual health awareness programs.
For the second year in a row Columbia University tops the rankings in the annual Trojan Sexual Health Report Card, making it the only school in Report Card history to repeat at number one.
This year's rankings saw a number of significant jumps, the largest coming from Texas A&M, which rose 73 spots from No. 110 to No. 37. Northwestern University continued their impressive climb up the Report Card rankings, achieving the No. 28 spot. This is the third consecutive year that the Wildcats have improved their ranking, moving up from 90th in 2008 to 88th in 2009 to 63rd in 2010. The improvement is attributed to Northwestern's extensive peer education programs that provide students with a wealth of information, events and workshops on sexual health.
You can check out the most sexually healthy schools here.