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Top-Performing Institutions for Sustainability, 2017

Published from The Chronicle of Higher Education
Monday, November 6, 2017

The index, published by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, recognizes top-performing colleges and universities in 17 distinct aspects of sustainability and over all.

Source: 2017 Sustainable Campus Index, Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

Master's institutions

Rank Institution Overall score Curriculum Research Campus engagement Public engagement Buildings Energy
1. Appalachian State University 77.2 95.6% 88.9% 100.0% 76.2% 59.4% 30.5%
2. Santa Clara U. 76.2 88.3% 94.4% 92.9% 85.0% 30.1% 55.2%
3. Chatham U. 75.8 84.2% 88.9% 96.3% 86.1% 36.0% 41.4%
4. Bentley U. 72.6 75.8% 88.6% 89.7% 75.9% 12.5% 50.3%
5. California State U. at Sacramento 72.2 79.2% 88.9% 100.0% 68.7% 59.4% 21.5%
6. Thompson Rivers U. (British Columbia) 71.6 86.2% 86.6% 65.9% 77.9% 43.9% 20.6%
7. Grand Valley State U. 69.5 58.2% 84.4% 92.9% 67.8% 39.6% 34.3%
8. Seattle U. 69.4 70.9% 80.8% 76.5% 83.5% 29.5% 32.4%
9. Belmont U. 69.4 79.9% 94.4% 100.0% 64.0% 52.3% 46.6%
10. California State U. at Northridge 69.3 79.4% 59.7% 99.5% 54.1% 40.6% 45.6%
10. Humboldt State U. 69.3 77.9% 67.9% 75.9% 71.9% 27.6% 23.9%
  Average scores for all 74 participating master's institutions 53.2 57.0% 62.2% 69.1% 56.5% 32.1% 26.4%

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