Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.64
Liaison William Cocke
Submission Date May 14, 2014
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STARS v2.0

University of North Texas
OP-19: Student Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.24 / 2.00 Todd Spinks
UNT Sustainability
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Total percentage of students that use more sustainable commuting options:

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) 38
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 32
Vanpool or carpool 5
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 25
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0

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

The survey instrument used was similar to that used in 2009 with some exceptions. Questions about the new rail line, DCTA and DART buses, charging stations, the ride share program, and the Hertz rental car program were inserted in 2011. Questions from the 2009 instruments about housing, income, credit hours enrolled, classification, employment and children were removed. The survey instrument was programmed using Drupal on a forms page hosted by the UNT Central Web Support team. The survey could only be accessed by logging into the survey using the respondent’s UNT user ID and their corresponding password. The survey was restricted to one response per user ID. The conceptual population for the survey was all students, faculty and staff of the University of North Texas in Denton. A total of 3,321 usable interviews were conducted and analyzed.

The website URL where information about sustainable transportation for students is available:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.