2016 Sexual Health Report Card


The results are in!

University of Georgia Steals the #1 Spot in 2016 Trojan™ Sexual Health Report Card

University of Georgia ends Oregon State’s two-year run in the 2016 Trojan™ Sexual Health Report Card

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EWING, N.J. – Oct. 11, 2016 — The University of Georgia took home top honors in the 2016 Trojan™ Sexual Health Report Card, an annual ranking sponsored by the maker of Trojan™ Brand Condoms and conducted by Sperling’s BestPlaces. The university demonstrated a strong commitment to sexual health on campus, which resulted in its rise to the top spot from its #3 ranking in 2015. The 2014 and 2015 reigning leader, Oregon State University, moved down a spot earning the #2 ranking. This year, schools continued to show their commitment to sexual health by implementing innovative ways to provide contraceptives and condoms on campus. The study calls attention to the state of sexual health on campuses nationwide by ranking each school according to resource accessibility and initiatives in place to improve sexual health.

Sperling’s BestPlaces awarded the University of Georgia the #1 ranking for a variety of reasons, including their commitment to contraceptive availability, HIV/STI testing and superior sexual health resources on campus. Students in particular have focused their attention on improving their on-campus sexual health resources. By instituting programs such as the Condom Express, students at the University of Georgia made condom access more convenient for those on campus. In addition, the school continues to encourage students to normalize the conversation around sexual health with the Project Condom Exhibition, a condom fashion show based on designs by students. These programs, among others, recognize the vast improvements the university has made since it was ranked #15 in 2014.

Conference Rivalries in the Top 10
Competition is fierce both on and off the field, as this year’s top colleges and universities hail from major national collegiate athletic conferences. Kicking off with the SEC, the University of Georgia ranked No. 1 in the report card. The PAC-12 featured four schools, including Oregon State University (#2), University of Oregon (#4), University of Arizona (#6), and Stanford University (#9). Two Midwestern powerhouses from the Big Ten were ranked, including the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (#3) and University of Wisconsin-Madison (#10). Finally, the University of Texas at Austin (#5) represented the Big 12, while Brown (#8) represented the Ivy League.

Top 10 Sexually Healthy Schools

  1. University of Georgia
  2. Oregon State University
  3. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  4. University of Oregon
  5. The University of Texas At Austin
  6. University of Arizona
  7. University of Connecticut
  8. Brown University
  9. Stanford University
  10. University of Wisconsin-Madison

Schools Making Moves
Comparing year-over-year rankings, it is clear that schools continue to make sexual health a priority. For example, the University of California-Los Angeles made the largest jump up in the rankings, moving an impressive 40 spots from #100 to #60. Right behind, was Vanderbilt University rising 39 spots from last year, bringing them to #47. The University of Southern California made headway rising 37 spots, from #73 to #36. Lastly, Purdue University-Main Campus went from #120 to #84 jumping 36 spots.

Rivalries in the Rankings
School rivalries are presented throughout the Trojan™ Sexual Health Report Card with schools competing for the top spot:

  • Florida State University takes on in-state rival University of Miami, coming in at #16 and #29 respectively.
  • Ivy League rivals University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University continue to fight to show who is best with University of Pennsylvania taking the lead by one spot. Both schools moved up in ranking, University of Pennsylvania from #21 to #14 and Harvard from #29 to #15.
  • University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill dominates Duke University, ranking #20 and #35, respectively.

Creating Positive Change in Sexual Health
Since its inaugural report in 2006, the Trojan™ Sexual Health Report Card continues to grow and positively impact college campuses as students continue to push to improve their rankings. Schools continue to elevate their standing as they strive for better offerings on campus.

Speaking to the influence of the SHRC, Sperling added, “In the eleven years since we started the study, we’ve seen a huge improvement in the level of sexual health information and resources provided by the schools’ student health centers. It’s our feeling that the Trojan Sexual Health Report Card is a key reason why students are getting better information and resources. Students have used the Trojan rankings to approach their administration and make a case for better resources and services.”

“Seeing schools such as UCLA and Vanderbilt make tremendous strides in the report are the exact results we aim for,” said Bruce Weiss, Vice President of Marketing for Trojan™ Brand Condoms. “It is always great to make the top 10, but watching the change that has happened for so many schools over the years is a testament to the program and the passion students have when it comes to their own sexual health. That is the most exciting part of it all, inspiring change amongst students nationwide.”

Pleasure & Protection on Campus
To further encourage students’ to have an active interest in their sexual health, Trojan will be donating more than 100,000 condoms to schools throughout the country in 2016.

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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ABOUT SPERLING’S BESTPLACES
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Complete Trojan™ Sexual Health Report Card Rankings
School Name 2016 Rank 2015 Rank
University of Georgia 1 3
Oregon State University 2 1
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 3 4
University of Oregon 4 6
The University of Texas At Austin 5 9
University of Arizona 6 10
University of Connecticut 7 19
Brown University 8 5
Stanford University 9 2
University of Wisconsin-Madison 10 23
Columbia University in the City of New York 11 8
University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign 12 38
University of Florida 13 17
University of Pennsylvania 14 21
Harvard University 15 29
Florida State University 16 50
Princeton University 17 13
University of Nebraska At Lincoln 18 26
Michigan State University 19 11
University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill 20 22
University of Maryland-College Park 21 14
University of Idaho 22 54
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 23 18
Ohio State University-Main Campus 24 28
Florida Atlantic University-Boca Raton 25 31
University of Iowa 26 7
Cornell University-Endowed Colleges 27 16
West Virginia University 28 48
University of Miami 29 57
Arizona State University At the Tempe Campus 30 56
University of California-Berkeley 31 27
Indiana University-Bloomington 32 12
Yale University 33 49
University of Missouri-Columbia 34 44
Duke University 35 66
University of Southern California 36 73
Tulane University of Louisiana 37 42
University of Louisville 38 36
University of Colorado At Boulder 39 51
Iowa State University 40 52
University of Nevada-Las Vegas 41 55
University at Buffalo 42 24
Rutgers University-New Brunswick 43 25
University of Central Florida 44 64
Syracuse University 45 32
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus 46 30
Vanderbilt University 47 86
Ball State University 48 43
Northwestern University 49 20
California State University-Fresno 50 40
Middle Tennessee State University 51 62
Western Michigan University 52 37
University of Kentucky 53 35
University of Utah 54 59
Bowling Green State University-Main Campus 55 69
University of New Mexico-Main Campus 56 81
University of Pittsburgh-Main Campus 57 33
Dartmouth College 58 72
North Carolina State University At Raleigh 59 93
University of California-Los Angeles 60 100
University of South Carolina-Columbia 61 34
Miami University-Oxford 62 70
East Carolina University 63 46
University of South Florida 64 71
Colorado State University 65 15
Marshall University 66 84
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus 67 39
Florida International University 68 90
Western Kentucky University 69 91
Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis 70 61
Boise State University 71 47
University of Nevada-Reno 72 80
Louisiana State University A&M 73 53
The University of Alabama 74 58
Texas A&M University 75 85
Northern Illinois University 76 67
University of Virginia-Main Campus 77 78
Mississippi State University 78 45
University of Mississippi Main Campus 79 116
University of Kansas Main Campus 80 83
University of Washington-Seattle Campus 81 41
Auburn University Main Campus 82 68
Wake Forest University 83 88
Purdue University-Main Campus 84 120
San Jose State University 85 65
Rice University 86 92
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 87 82
University of Houston-University Park 88 94
Kent State University-Main Campus 89 76
San Diego State University 90 104
Texas Christian University 91 114
The University of Texas-Pan American 92 111
University of Hawaii At Manoa 93 95
Arkansas State University-Main Campus 94 122
Kansas State University 95 63
University of Southern Mississippi 96 60
The University of Tennessee 97 96
University of Arkansas At Little Rock 98 97
University of Denver 99 101
University of Wyoming 100 99
University of Arkansas Main Campus 101 89
Villanova University 102 102
Oklahoma State University-Main Campus 103 79
University of North Texas 104 77
Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus 105 74
The University of Texas At El Paso 106 103
Central Michigan University 107 98
Ohio University-Main Campus 108 75
New Mexico State University-Main Campus 109 106
University of South Alabama 110 108
University of Oklahoma Norman Campus 111 123
Clemson University 112 87
Washington State University 113 126
University of Toledo 114 110
Eastern Michigan University 115 113
University of Akron Main Campus 116 105
Texas Tech University 117 134
The University of Alabama at Birmingham 118 117
University of Tulsa 119 109
University of Louisiana At Lafayette 120 124
Louisiana Tech University 121 132
Southern Methodist University 122 127
University of Memphis 123 130
Boston College 124 115
DePaul University 125 107
Georgetown University 126 112
Utah Valley University 127 119
Savannah State University 128 125
Utah State University 129 129
University of Louisiana At Monroe 130 137
Marquette University 131 118
Baylor University 132 131
Chicago State University 133 121
University of New Orleans 134 133
Seton Hall University 135 128
Troy State University-Main Campus 136 139
Providence College 137 138
University of Notre Dame 138 136
St. John's University-New York 139 135
Brigham Young University 140 140