News / ICUT Issue Brief: The Economic Impact of ICUT Member Institutions

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We are proud to release the results of our economic impact study today, through the publication of our latest ICUT Issue Brief!

As you know, modern institutions of higher education do more than just educate students: they serve their surrounding communities, regions and, in fact, the entire state. To better understand how ICUT's member institutions do this, we commissioned an economic impact study in 2018. We engaged an outside researcher with expertise in this area to conduct our study. Using data from the U.S. Department of Education's IPEDS database and from surveys of our member institutions, this researcher - Dr. Mark Paul Gius of Quinnipiac University in Connecticut - analyzed the local, regional and statewide economic impact of our members. 

After receiving the results, we published them in our latest Issue Brief, as well as on a new page of our website. We developed a new piece of collateral to showcase our sector's statewide impact, and are in the process of analyzing our economic impact on a regional basis (beginning with the higher education regions established by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board). 

We're excited to release this new data - we hope you find it as informative as we do. Please, feel free to contact us with any questions or comments!

icut's economic impact graphic

Sam Rauschenfels