ERIC Number: ED262845
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
The Economic Impact of the Kansas Community Colleges on the Counties and State of Kansas, Fiscal 1983-84.
Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.
In March 1984, a study was conducted to estimate the tangible, positive economic impact that community colleges in Kansas have both on their local economies and on the state economy. The model used in the study calculated a conservative estimate of the economic impact associated with direct expenditures by the colleges, their employees, and their students, as well as additional indirect business volume generated by these direct expenditures. Study results included the following: (1) total tangible economic impact statewide was $318,947,857; (2) total net economic impact after taxes was $244,127,489; (3) college expenditures totalled $39,732,145, while employee expenditures were $23,558,275 and student expenditures were $64,288,723; (4) the direct impact of the colleges represented $127,579,143 of the total impact, while the additional business volume generated by these expenditures was $191,368,714; (5) the net economic impact of the community colleges on their surrounding counties ranged from $3.6 million to $23.7 million; (6) for each dollar of local tax support received, community colleges returned $4.30 to the local economies; (7) the community college employed 2,352 individuals directly in full-time positions in 1983-84; and (8) overall, student expenditures accounted for 58% of the direct impact of the community colleges. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Huntingdon County Area Vocational-Technical School, Mill Creek, PA.
Authoring Institution: Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.
Identifiers - Location: Kansas