ERIC Number: ED239683
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Umpqua Community College: Its Economic Impact on Douglas County.
Haugen, Roger E.
A study was conducted to assess the additional monies in circulation within Douglas County due to the existence of Umpqua Community College (UCC). Direct and indirect economic impact was calculated for the 1980-81 fiscal year based on UCC records and staff and student surveys conducted during February 1982. Study findings included the following: (1) while Oregonians invest over $3.7 million in UCC through state and local taxes, the college is directly responsible for returning almost six times this amount ($20,895,026) to the Oregon economy; (2) these additional monies in the state's economy are the sum of $5,682,926 in student expenditures, $2,312,900 in staff expenditures, $2,451,687 in college expenditures, and $10,447,513 in indirect expenditures due to respending in-state; (3) the total economic impact of UCC on the district was $15,746,846; (4) 1,370 full-time equivalent jobs existed for Oregonians because of UCC; (5) if not for the existence of UCC, 331 full-time and 2,203 part-time students would not attend college, and 683 full-time and 554 part-time students would attend an out-of-district college; and (6) UCC ranked 4th among Oregon's 13 community colleges in impact per tax dollar. Student and staff questionnaires, data transmittal forms, formulas used in calculating economic impact data, and a raw data summary are appended. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Umpqua Community Coll., Roseburg, OR.