Statistically Speaking

Spring break starts this week for Carnegie Mellon University. Students are excited for their various vacation plans, whether they involve traveling to a tropical resort or just relaxing at home. However, spring break plans can often be taken too far. Drinking and excessive partying can all be dangerous factors in a student’s break plans. Here are some facts about spring break drinking:

10: average number of alcoholic drinks consumed per day by college students while on break

91%: percent of parents that want to stop spring break marketing that promotes dangerous drinking

75%: percent of college males who were intoxicated daily while on break

40%: percent of college females who passed out at least once from intoxication during break

Sources: Journal of American College Health and