I am looking for a dataset listing college student suicides (preferably in the US) with as many following fields as possible:
- college name
- reason of suicide
- method of suicide
Here are two half-answers that hopefully can lead to a full one.
It seems a data set doesn't exist, with the exception of @Skram's comment about the WISQARS database.
But there are many journal papers that have done studies, and by browsing them you can find lists. It's unstructured, but you can structure the data with the fields you provided in your question.
The Big Ten Student Suicide Study (Silverman et al., 1997), undertaken from 1980 to 1990 to determine the suicide rate on Big Ten campuses, was the most comprehensive report on the incidence of suicides in undergraduate and graduate school populations by age, gender, and race. The study collected demographic and correlational data on 261 suicides of registered students at 12 Midwestern campuses.
As expected, that paper is behind a firewall. But I think this is the kind of data that will require some digging. Emailing authors and asking if they are willing to share the data would be a good start.
Another option would be to read news stories, for example, with the NYTimes API. Suicides reported in the NYTimes would be either high-profile stories or local New York / New Jersey colleges. Perhaps a network of news APIs could 'grep' stories from across the country.