Economic Impact Analysis Study

North Carolina’s institutions of higher education deliver a solid return on investment for their students and the state, according to the first-ever statewide analysis of higher education’s impact on the state's economy. 

Benefits generated by NC colleges and universities reach students, society and taxpayers, creating jobs, and driving innovation and entrepreneurship.

Learn how the University of North Carolina impacts communities beyond education.

 
The University of North Carolina contributes to North Carolina’s economy, adding value from multiple perspectives, locally, regionally and statewide.


All of North Carolina’s Higher Education Institutions are working more collaboratively than ever to leverage their collective expertise and scarce resources for the benefit of the people of the state.

NC’s Higher Education Institutions created


The University’s value, measured in jobs, spending and other economic indicators shows an active and effective University system positively impacting people and communities all across North Carolina.

The University of North Carolina system created

NC Higher Education Institutions
 

NCHE Institutions Full Report
Demonstrating the collective value of NC Higher Education.

NCHE Executive Summary
High-level details from the full report.
 

NCHE Fact Sheet
Significant data and charts from the full report.

University of North Carolina System
 

UNC System Full Report
Demonstrating the collective value of the UNC System.

UNC Executive Summary
High-level details from the full
report.

UNC Fact Sheet
Significant data and charts from the full report.

Data Infographic
A quick, easy illustration of main data points.