1 in 5 women at US colleges have experienced sexual assault, survey finds

June 16, 2015

A new Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll lends support to the commonly cited figure that one in five women at US colleges had experienced a sexual assault; the survey also found that 5% of men in college said they had experienced sexual assault. 89% of respondents said that no one was held responsible for the assault, and only 12% of women reported assaults to the police. 47% reported that their attacker was someone they knew well; only 28% said it was someone they did not know at all. More than two-thirds of those surveyed gave their college an A or B grade for responsiveness; only 8% gave a D or F grade. Inside Higher Ed | The Washington Post