The Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) oversees the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, & Rating System (STARS). STARS is an internationally recognized framework for assessing sustainability on college/university campuses (more than 750 institutions on six continents are using STARS). It includes performance indicators and criteria organized into four main categories:

  • Academics
  • Engagement
  • Operations
  • Planning & Administration

Institutions earn points toward: STARS Reporter, Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum.

All three Seattle Colleges have completed STARS in 2013/2014 and late 2017. STARS ratings are valid for three years. We are proud of the following STARS ratings for 2017.


Click on a college below to view their full STARS report.


North Seattle College      

Seattle Central College   

South Seattle College