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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 Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Ryan Buchholdt
Submission Date Aug. 12, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Alaska Anchorage
OP-19: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Whitney Brown
Coordinator of Student Affairs Research Assessment and Staff Development
Student Affairs
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Total percentage of students that use more sustainable commuting options:
12.48

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) 84.84
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 2.91
Vanpool or carpool 2.62
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 6.90
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0

A brief description of the method(s) used to gather data about student commuting:

A Commuter Student Survey was given out November 8, 2013 – December 1, 2013
to 343 UAA Commuter Students (11.44% response rate). A sample was sent to a 2,998 student representative sample of UAA Anchorage-campus commuters on the basis of race & class standing for a Campus Climate Study/Needs & Interest Assessment. It was Administered electronically with Campus Labs. Completion incentive of a free beverage at the Union Station Cafe


The website URL where information about sustainable transportation for students is available:

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.