Some causes of mental health problems can affect transgender students long before they ever go to college. For example, there are higher rates of family abandonment and homelessness, notes lipson. Transgender college students are up to four times as likely to experience mental health problems sarah ketchen lipson, a bu school of public health professor, says there has never been a more important time for colleges and universities to protect and support trans, genderqueer, and nonbinary students. The largest and most comprehensive mental health survey of college students in the us reveals that students who identify as transgender, gender nonconforming, genderqueer, and nonbinary face. In addition, many transgender students may not be able to count on parental financial support for college if their parents take issue with their gender identity. 9 percent) who reported they will likely need to work full time during college was about 6 percentage points higher than that of the national sample (28.). 16, 2019 (healthday news) -- transgender college students are two to four times more likely than their classmates to have mental health problems, researchers say. the objective of this study was to explore disparities in weight and weight-related behaviors by transgender identity. Cross-sectional regression models were fit using 2007-2011 college student health survey data. Transgender issues on college campuses 51 addressing specic transgender concerns primary issue areas regarding the concerns of transgender students are described here.