The University System of Georgia released its annual report Tuesday detailing the economic impact of its 26 colleges and universities on the state.
Here are five interesting numbers from the 25-page report, written by the University of Georgia’s Selig Center for Economic Growth. It’s based on fiscal year 2018.
$17.7 billion - the total estimated economic impact of the schools in Georgia, which includes jobs, the production of goods and services, research, campus construction projects and money spent by students.
168,284 - the number of on-campus and off-campus jobs involving those schools.
3.7 - the percentage of all non farm-related jobs involving the University System of Georgia.
9,479 - the number of on-campus jobs at the University of Georgia, most in the system.
$4.6 billion - student personal spending.
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