Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.27
Liaison Sarah Mittlefehldt
Submission Date Feb. 18, 2020

STARS v2.2

Northern Michigan University
OP-16: Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.73 / 5.00 Sarah Mittlefehldt
Co-Chair, Sustainability Advisory Council
Earth, Environmental & Geographical Sciences
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Total full-time equivalent student enrollment:
6,699

Full-time equivalent of employees:
961

Has the institution gathered data about student commuting behavior?:
Yes

Total percentage of students that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary mode of transportation:
59.85

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

In January 2020, Northern's Sustainability Advisory Council administered a survey on transportation habits of students, staff, and faculty at Northern Michigan University. A total of 912 people responded to the survey, which was a representative fraction of the total student and employee population at Northern Michigan University. The survey asked respondents what types of transportation they primarily use to get to and from campus using the categories outlined here in OP-16. See the attached Excel sheet for the results of the transportation survey.


Has the institution gathered data about employee commuting behavior?:
Yes

Total percentage of employees that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary mode of transportation:
18.10

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

In January 2020, Northern's Sustainability Advisory Council administered a survey on transportation habits of students, staff, and faculty at Northern Michigan University. A total of 912 people responded to the survey, which was a representative fraction of the total student and employee population at Northern Michigan University. The survey asked respondents what types of transportation they primarily use to get to and from campus using the categories outlined here in OP-16. See the attached Excel sheet for the results of the transportation survey.


Percentage of students and employees that use the following as their primary mode of transportation:
Percentage of students (0-100) Percentage of employees (0-100)
Single-occupancy vehicle 40.14 81.87
Zero-emissions vehicle 0 0
Walk, cycle, or other non-motorized mode 52.80 9.36
Vanpool or carpool 2.91 8.18
Public transport or campus shuttle 0.24 0
Motorcycle, motorized scooter/bike, or moped 0.24 0
Distance education / telecommute 0.97 0.58

Website URL where information about student or employee commuting is available:
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