Christian Colleges Have Positive Economic Impact

March 28, 2018

A new study from Philadelphia-based consulting firm Econsult Solutions, Inc. analyzes the national economic impact of Christian higher education in the United States. Commissioned by the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU), the study calculates the impact on the national economy of its 142 Christian colleges and universities across the country, collectively educating 445,000 students, employing 72,000 faculty and staff, and serving 3.5 million alumni around the world (Kuyper College, Cornerstone University and Calvin College are West Michigan-based schools included in the report). At a time when higher education is under heavy scrutiny for it value proposition, CCCU believes these findings are crucial as we continue to advocate for Christian higher education. The study finds that through the capital investments and additional alumni earning power, these 142 institutions generate more than $60 billion in economic impact each year (equivalent to $166 million generated per day for the U.S. economy).

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