Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.91
Liaison Debbie Andres
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

San Jose State University
OP-16: Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.03 / 5.00 Tiffany Rodriguez
Commute Coordinator
Associated Students, Transportation Solutions
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Total full-time equivalent student enrollment:
27,979

Full-time equivalent of employees:
2,956

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:
63.60

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

Transportation Solutions administered the annual commute survey at the end of the fall semester. Qualtrics was used to carry out the survey; it was TS’s 19th commute survey. The study was carried out from November 4nd through 15th. The survey’s link was sent to 37,339 students (Regular enrollment, Open University, Special Sessions, and online instructional, etc.); 4,347 participated at a response rate of 11.6%. The survey instrument used was Qualtircs. The percentage of numbers is based on total respondents for that question (3,820). We were not able to break down Full-time vs. Part-time.


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:
31.40

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

The survey was carried out from October 28 2nd through November 8th, 2019, It was the first employee commute survey at SJSU. The survey’s link was sent to 7,296 employees including full-time, part-time, auxiliary, and state employees. 1,247 participated at a response rate of 17%. The survey tool used was Qualtrics. Some auxiliary student employees were included in this survey. The percentage of numbers based on full-time employee responses (928).


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 35.70 68.40
Zero-emissions vehicle --- ---
Walk, cycle, or other non-motorized mode 12.90 6.30
Vanpool or carpool 4 4.60
Public transport or campus shuttle 41.70 17.90
Motorcycle, motorized scooter/bike, or moped 1.10 0.90
Distance education / telecommute --- 0

Website URL where information about student or employee commuting is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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AS-SJSU Transportation Solutions Employee Commute Survey. Percentage of numbers based on Full-Time employee responses (928).
AS- TS student commute survey- percentage of numbers include total respondents per question. We could not break down full-time vs. part-time.

Data and report available upon request.

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