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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 Gold
Overall Score 67.81
Liaison Kelly Wellman
Submission Date Dec. 6, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Texas A&M University
OP-16: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.30 / 2.00 Kenneth Kimball
Assistant Director for Fiscal Operations & Compliance
Transportation Services
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Total percentage of students (graduate and undergraduate) that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary means of transportation:
65

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:

Survey Monkey was utilized to do a mode split survey we had 736 student respondents that indicated their primary way to reach campus was a more sustainable method than commuting alone in their vehicle. Sustainable methods include transit, biking, walking and carpooling. The survey was conducted in April of 2017


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) 35
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 18
Vanpool or carpool 4
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 40
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0.90

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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.