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 conducted in 2015.
Benefits generated by NC colleges and universities reach students, society and taxpayers, creating jobs, and driving innovation and entrepreneurship.
In 2015, the University of North Carolina System, the North Carolina Community College System, and North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities commissioned a report to measure the value and impact of North Carolina’s 100 higher education institutions. The report presents an over-arching analysis, as well as a detailed study of each sector’s value locally, regionally and statewide.
Download the full reports, summaries, and fact sheets to learn more.