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Sexual Health Report Card 2015


 

Oregon State University Claims No. 1 Spot for Second Year in a Row

in 2015 Trojan™ Sexual Health Report Card

10th Anniversary of the Trojan™ Sexual Health Report Card Celebrates Improvements to School Sexual Health Resources

EWING, N.J. - Nov. 3 2015 - Oregon State University claims the top spot of the Trojan™ Sexual Health Report Card for the second year in a row, according to the annual study. 2015 marks the 10th anniversary of the Trojan™ Sexual Health Report Card, an annual study sponsored by the makers of Trojan™ Brand Condoms and conducted by Sperling's BestPlaces. The study calls attention to the state of sexual health on campuses nationwide by ranking each school according to accessibility of sexual health resources.

After an impressive 25 spot jump to No. 1 in the 2014 rankings, Oregon State University secured the top spot again in the 2015 report card. The school continues to be a model for campuses nationwide, earning perfect scores in contraceptive availability, condom availability, lecture/outreach programs and student peer groups, quality of website sexual health information and overall website usability and quality.

"With an unparalleled network of enthusiastic student peer groups with interesting and engaging programs, Oregon State University is a leader in campus sexual health resources," said Bert Sperling, president of Sperling's BestPlaces. "The school's dedication to improving its offerings to students allows it to come out on top of the rankings for the second year in a row."

Conference Standings

The Pac-12 showed they were a steady competitor, dominating the rankings for the second year with four schools in the top 10. In addition to Oregon State University coming in at No. 1, Stanford University jumped three spots to No. 2, University of Oregon made an impressive 11 spot increase to No. 6, while University of Arizona dropped six spots to No. 10. The Ivy League and Big Ten conferences continued to battle for second place, with two schools each placing in the top 10. The Ivy League conference saw Brown University jump two spots to No. 5 and Columbia University stay at No. 8. University of Michigan and University of Iowa placed the Big Ten at No. 4 and No. 7, respectively.


Top 10 Sexually Healthy Schools

1.     Oregon State University

2.     Stanford University

3.     University of Georgia

4.     University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

5.     Brown University

6.     University of Oregon

7.     University of Iowa

8.     Columbia University in the City of New York

9.     The University of Texas At Austin

10.  University of Arizona

 

Schools on the Rise

The University of Utah made the largest improvement, jumping 43 spots from No. 102 to No. 59. Cornell University also saw a big jump, rising 42 spots from No. 58 to No. 16. Chicago State University broke out of the bottom 10 with a 17 spot jump from No. 138 to No. 121. Other big moves came from Michigan State University, 30 spots to No. 11 from No. 41, and Iowa State University, 37 spots from No. 89 to No. 52.

 

Collegiate Rivalry Face-Offs

The Trojan™ Sexual Health Report Card finds college rivals competing on and off the field for the 10th year:

 Florida State University fell short against University of Florida, coming in at No. 50 compared to the Gators' No. 17.

 University of Alabama and Auburn University continued their fight, with Alabama No. 58, to Auburn's No. 68.

 University of Michigan continued to dominate Ohio State University, ranking No. 4 and No. 28, respectively.


Ten Years of Change

The Trojan™ Sexual Health Report Card has seen many changes from its 2006 launch to this year's rankings. The report card itself grew from analyzing and ranking 100 schools in 2006 to 140 schools in 2015. Schools have continued to implement better programming and sexual health resources for their students, improving vastly over the past 10 years. According to the 2006 study, the average GPA score for sexual health, based on a 4.0 scale, came in at a low 1.90, compared to the 2015 average GPA of 3.00. The school with the highest rankings jump from 2006 to 2015 was the University of Wisconsin, rising 69 spots from No. 92 to No. 23 in 2015. Other big improvements from 2006 to 2015 were made by the University of Pennsylvania, from No. 65 to No. 21, and University of Maryland from No. 61 to No. 14.

"In its 10th year, the Trojan™ Sexual Health Report Card continues to motivate schools to improve their resources and offerings," said Bruce Weiss, Vice President of Marketing for Trojan™ Brand Condoms. "The average GPA increase from 2006 to 2015 shows that schools have developed better programming and are providing better sexual health information for their students. As the most trusted name in sexual health, we want to encourage schools to provide the best care for their students."

Conference rivalries have persisted the past ten years, with the biggest rivalry between the Ivy League and the Big Ten, both with the most schools in the top 10 of the rankings. The past two years, the Pac-12 upset the status quo and dethroned the two conferences with the most schools in the top 10. Although the Pac-12 is on top now, the Big Ten has historically had the most wins, either winning or tying another conference 5 times, compared to the Ivy League's 4 wins/ties and the Pac-12's 2 wins.

The top 10 schools have constantly changed, with new schools making improvements every year. Oregon State University and Columbia University are the only schools to top the rankings for two consecutive years. Columbia University has made the most appearances in the top 10, with 8 consecutive mentions throughout the 10 years, starting in 2008. Brown University and the University of Iowa were close seconds, making 7 appearances each throughout the annual rankings.

Students and school health administrators can obtain information on how to improve their resources on campus by downloading the Trojan™ Sexual Health E-Tool Kit. The kit is an easy-to-use, downloadable resource that contains fact-based insights, tips, and resources to promote positive sexual health on campus. Visit www.FactsAboutCondoms.com to download the kit.


Rankings & Methodology

The Trojan™ Sexual Health Report Card is an annual ranking of the sexual health resources and information available to students on campuses nationwide. Independent research firm, Sperling's BestPlaces, analyzed 140 major campuses drawn from conferences within the Bowl Championship Series and beyond. These schools include students representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

 

Sperling's BestPlaces researchers collected extensive data via student health center representatives, along with follow-up secondary research on those centers and services they provide on campus. Student health centers were graded on services across 11 categories:

 

  Quality of sexual health information and resources on website

  Contraceptive availability -- free or at cost

  Condom availability -- free or at cost

  HIV testing on-site (On/off campus, cost)

  STI testing on-site (On/off campus, cost)

  Lecture/outreach programs and student peer groups for sexual health education

  Sexual assault programs, resources or services

  Overall website usability and quality

  Hours of operation

  Allow drop-ins or require appointments for student scheduling

  Extra credit

 

 

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Contact

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212.704.8299



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Complete Trojan™ Sexual Health Report Card Rankings


School Name

2015 Rank

2014 Rank

2013 Rank

Oregon State University

1

1

26

Stanford University

2

5

20

University of Georgia

3

15

12

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

4

6

11

Brown University

5

7

5

University of Oregon

6

17

48

University of Iowa

7

9

4

Columbia University

8

8

2

The University of Texas at Austin

9

2

7

University of Arizona

10

4

3

Michigan State University

11

41

45

Indiana University-Bloomington

12

36

41

Princeton University

13

12

1

University of Maryland-College Park

14

3

17

Colorado State University

15

25

21

Cornell University

16

58

31

University of Florida

17

20

15

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

18

24

46

University of Connecticut

19

40

29

Northwestern University

20

38

30

University of Pennsylvania

21

45

62

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

22

30

37

University of Wisconsin-Madison

23

9

7

University at Buffalo

24

53

50

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

25

12

7

University of Nebraska at Lincoln

26

60

75

University of California-Berkeley

27

21

26

Ohio State University

28

23

22

Harvard University

29

27

23

Pennsylvania State University

30

26

28

Florida Atlantic University-Boca Raton

31

18

24

Syracuse University

32

9

16

University of Pittsburgh

33

33

14

University of South Carolina-Columbia

34

28

19

University of Kentucky

35

48

44

University of Louisville

36

16

33

Western Michigan University

37

49

57

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

38

14

6

University of Cincinnati

39

46

52

California State University-Fresno

40

50

56

University of Washington-Seattle

41

30

46

Tulane University of Louisiana

42

19

17

Ball State University

43

35

42

University of Missouri-Columbia

44

46

43

Mississippi State University

45

68

64

East Carolina University

46

54

50

Boise State University

47

63

67

West Virginia University

48

28

39

Yale University

49

44

13

Florida State University

50

51

67

University of Colorado at Boulder

51

37

33

Iowa State University

52

89

90

Louisiana State University A&M

53

43

39

University of Idaho

54

73

82

University of Nevada-Las Vegas

55

38

24

Arizona State University-Tempe

56

67

88

University of Miami

57

72

61

The University of Alabama

58

30

37

University of Utah

59

102

54

University of Southern Mississippi

60

87

75

Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis

61

66

60

Middle Tennessee State University

62

68

77

Kansas State University

63

54

57

University of Central Florida

64

51

82

San Jose State University

65

61

57

Duke University

66

21

32

Northern Illinois University

67

74

73

Auburn University

68

98

91

Bowling Green State University

69

79

70

Miami University-Oxford

70

82

85

University of South Florida

71

85

72

Dartmouth College

72

68

71

University of Southern California

73

68

55

Georgia Institute of Technology

74

82

77

Ohio University

75

41

33

Kent State University

76

61

73

University of North Texas

77

91

123

University of Virginia

78

77

80

Oklahoma State University

79

103

108

University of Nevada-Reno

80

79

93

University of New Mexico

81

85

95

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

82

65

85

University of Kansas

83

54

64

Marshall University

84

95

100

Texas A&M University

85

63

67

Vanderbilt University

86

115

103

Clemson University

87

78

94

Wake Forest University

88

108

89

University of Arkansas

89

75

87

Florida International University

90

81

63

Western Kentucky University

91

82

64

Rice University

92

59

53

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

93

33

33

University of Houston-University Park

94

94

126

University of Hawaii at Manoa

95

116

117

The University of Tennessee

96

128

124

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

97

100

103

Central Michigan University

98

101

112

University of Wyoming

99

124

125

University of California-Los Angeles

100

88

84

University of Denver

101

76

7

Villanova University

102

118

109

The University of Texas at El Paso

103

122

127

San Diego State University

104

98

97

University of Akron

105

106

107

New Mexico State University

106

89

102

DePaul University

107

112

110

University of South Alabama

108

123

133

University of Tulsa

109

97

99

University of Toledo

110

95

92

The University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley

111

114

100

Georgetown University

112

93

96

Eastern Michigan University

113

108

98

Texas Christian University

114

111

121

Boston College

115

108

115

University of Mississippi

116

107

122

The University of Alabama at Birmingham

117

120

111

Marquette University

118

116

114

Utah Valley University

119

129

134

Purdue University

120

57

49

Chicago State University

121

138

144

Arkansas State University

122

126

128

University of Oklahoma-Norman

123

91

77

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

124

125

135

Savannah State University

125

133

138

Washington State University

126

104

81

Southern Methodist University

127

104

113

Seton Hall University

128

134

137

Utah State University

129

119

103

University of Memphis

130

121

118

Baylor University

131

130

130

Louisiana Tech University

132

136

139

University of New Orleans

133

135

141

Texas Tech University

134

112

118

St. John's University-New York

135

131

136

University of Notre Dame

136

127

132

University of Louisiana at Monroe

137

132

131

Providence College

138

139

143

Troy State University

139

137

142

Brigham Young University

140

140

148