Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.09
Liaison DeLayne Miller
Submission Date Dec. 18, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Tennessee Technological University
OP-16: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.07 / 2.00 Shelby Brewer
Student Worker
Office of Sustainability
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Total percentage of students (graduate and undergraduate) that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary means of transportation:
53.40

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:

An online survey was sent out to students via the campus online newsletter that students receive daily. The survey was open for a period of 1 week. The first question inquired about the student's area of study to monitor survey participation and compare it to how the student body is divided, by major. Participation in our survey was an accurate representative sample of the student body. The next questions was how you usually travel to or around campus. A various number of responses were recorded and we found that half of the students commute driving only themselves and the other half walks, bikes, or uses another form of non-motorized 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) 46.60
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 44.50
Vanpool or carpool 7.30
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 1
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0.50

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