Houston Community College in Texas has unveiled the details of an EMSI impact study that concludes the six-college system has a $4.1 billion impact every year on the local and regional economy.
The study drew upon data taken from HCC, as well as the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. Census Bureau and other sources. The $4.1 billion annual economic impact, for example, is based upon estimates of the impact college operations have upon the regional economy, along with money spent by students and the increased earnings of students who have graduated from HCC.
(Chancellor Mary) Spangler’s main message since taking office has been that community colleges matter.
“Community colleges are critical to the economic success of our country,” she said. “Institutions like ours offer hope and access.”