Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 62.98
Liaison Briar Schoon
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Portland Community College
OP-16: Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.28 / 5.00 Stephania Fregosi
Sustainability Analyst
Facilities Management Services
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Total full-time equivalent student enrollment:
23,887.86

Full-time equivalent of employees:
2,246.80

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:
69.58

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

All students were asked to participate in a survey via email. We're looking into a way of improving the response rate, which has dropped in recent years from around 10 to 2%. A representative sample is not achievable with an institution of our size.

5207 students responded to an email survey finished in May of 2020. It was opened in October and cut short because of COVID-19.


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:
23.10

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

2019 email survey of 5207 full-time staff.

100% of full-time faculty are surveyed annually.
On only one campus (Southeast), is the response rate of the faculty under 95%. Southeast's response rate is 86%.


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 38.39 76.90
Zero-emissions vehicle --- ---
Walk, cycle, or other non-motorized mode 30.42 5.78
Vanpool or carpool 7.13 4.42
Public transport or campus shuttle 5.84 8.39
Motorcycle, motorized scooter/bike, or moped --- 0
Distance education / telecommute 18.21 4.50

Website URL where information about student or employee commuting is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

The FY 2019 commute survey was redone in October of 2020 but cut short due to COVID 19.

We don't ask about zero emissions vehicles.

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