Economic & Community Impact
Economic and Community Impact: At a Glance
• Each year, the University offers more than 100 free events to the public.
• The University had a $282,932,643 regional economic impact in 2013-14 – $5.7 billion since 1980, including capital projects.
• Students spend an average of $1.2 million off campus each month.
• Community organizations held more than 5,400 events at the University since 2004.
• University employees and alumni make up 9% of the City’s workforce and nearly 1 in 10 City residents are students, alumni or employees.
• Last year, the University voluntarily contributed $175,000 to the City and $58,500 to Lackawanna County – $3.1 million & $1.4 million respectively since 1983.
• The University committed $3.16 million to beautify Mulberry Street.
• The Scranton Small Business Development Center provided 506 consulting hours to 104 clients in the City of Scranton in 2013-14, with a total of over 11,000 hours in the past 34 years.
• 2,853 students contributed more than 175,000 hours of service in the region and beyond last year – 2.2 million service hours since 1997.
• Student, physician and nurse volunteers in the Leahy Clinic provide free healthcare services to Lackawanna County’s uninsured residents – 1,638 patients in 2013-14.
• The University has invested in more than 30 major construction projects since 1980.
• In 2013-14, the University awarded more than $60 million in student aid.
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