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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.95
Liaison Tim Albertson
Submission Date Dec. 14, 2017
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STARS v2.1

North Seattle College
OP-16: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.15 / 2.00 Tim Albertson
Sustainability Coordinator
Student Development Services
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Total percentage of students (graduate and undergraduate) that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary means of transportation (0-100):
57.63

A brief description of the method(s) used to gather data about student commuting, including the timeframe for when the analysis was conducted and how a representative sample was reached, if applicable:

Seattle conducts a Transportation survey annually for all the four campuses, including North Seattle College campus. The most recent survey for NSC was conducted on December, 2016. The survey collected the data of students and their respective modes of transportation to and from campus.


The percentage of students that use each of the following modes as their primary means of transportation to get to and from campus::
Percentage (0-100)
Commute with only the driver in the vehicle (excluding motorcycles and scooters) 41.76
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 13.85
Vanpool or carpool 7.59
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 34.90
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0.58

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:

Seattle Colleges conduct a District-wide transportation survey annually.At North Seattle College, 778 students responded to the electronic survey about their transportation choices. This sample was taken as representative of the full student body and the numbers were extrapolated accordingly.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.