Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.76
Liaison Richard Johnson
Submission Date Oct. 13, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Rice University
OP-16: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.49 / 2.00
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total percentage of students (graduate and undergraduate) that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary means of transportation:

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:

The Survey of All Students (SAS) is an ongoing system of surveys for all undergraduate and graduate students. The SAS is administered during the 11th-13th weeks of each semester and average 15 minutes or less for completion. The SAS will include questions targeted toward various student subpopulations (e.g., class-level, athletes, international, transfers, first generation, students enrolled in classes involving new pedagogies such as flipped classroom or online delivery, etc.) as well as a few questions asked of all students. The questions were asked in the surveys of all off-campus students (including all graduate students). Due to the layout of the campus, it can be assumed all on-campus students use walking as their primary means of transportation.

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) 25.30
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 64.50
Vanpool or carpool 2
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 8.10
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

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Survey of All Students Information: https://registrar.rice.edu/students/sas

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