PORTLAND, Ore. — A study commissioned by the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) found its 142 institutions nationwide make significant contributions to the U.S. economy and society as a whole. Here are some of the highlights from the report, which was released this week.
- Together these institutions’ 445,000 students, 72,000 faculty and staff, and 3.5 million alumni produce $60 billion in positive economic impact each year.
- The economic activity of these institutions and their constituents creates $9.7 billion in federal tax revenue and 340,000 jobs for the economy.
- For every dollar the federal government gives to CCCU institutions, the federal government receives $20 in tax revenue.
- Also, for every dollar of federal grant money that a CCCU student receives, institutions provide $5 in additional financial aid.
- Finally, students from CCCU institutions have a desire to positively influence society. CCCU students are three times as likely to take a job in the human services compared to those from all four-year institutions, and despite the fact that these jobs tend to be less profitable, CCCU students have the highest loan repayment rates and the lowest loan default rates of all four-year students.
For more information on the CCCU research study and the positive impact of their institutions, you can go to the CCCU website here.
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