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Sunday
Oct102010

On Sex Ed., Columbia's Got it Covered

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Students aren't the only ones being graded on college campuses these days. And the grades are about more than academics.

Trojan Condoms released its Sexual Health Report Card this week, which grades universities' efforts to educate students about sexual health. Each campus received a report card, with grades for 12 areas, including condom availability, STI (sexually transmitted infection) testing locations and available lecture programs.

Columbia University in New York City came out on top, while the University of Idaho received a GPA of 1.17 (scale of zero to four) on its report card, making it the lowest ranked of all.

Trojan partnered with Sperling's BestPlaces, an independent research firm, and Rock the Vote. The study, now in its fifth year, found that sexual health is becoming a larger political and social issue for young adults.

The top five schools included Columbia, Michigan State University, Ohio State University, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and Brown University.

Others didn't fare so well. Chicago State University, Marshall University, DePaul University, Brigham University and the University of Idaho all ranked in the bottom five.

Ivy Leaguers Harvard and Princeton made leaps in sexual health. Harvard jumped from No. 62 to No. 16, Princeton from No. 61 to No. 8.

"Hopefully everybody's grades get higher," said Bruce Tetreault, group product manager for Trojan Condoms. "If we can get all those GPAs up it's better for everybody, and we can start reducing those scary statistics."

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