The Economic Impact of Private Sector Colleges and Universities

With an enrollment of nearly four million students, private sector institutions provide students with access to in-demand skill training and ensure employers have access to job ready employees. As a result of their critical role in the education to employment pipeline, private sector institutions support a $47 billion dollar economy, employs hundreds of thousands of faculty and staff, and generates billions of dollars in tax revenue to local, state and federal government.

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