Technical Report

 

Annual Spending Impact

   

Total State-wide University Spending: $462.5 million*
($449.3M in Impact Area)

Student = $145M (31%)
Faculty/staff = $110M (24%)
Visitors = $82M (18%)
University operations = $39M (8%)
Construction = $29M (6%)
Retirees = $22M (5%)
Health insurance = $22M (5%)
Affiliated organizations = $14M (3%)

* Based on annual, state-wide impact

 

ROI state-wide (per dollar of state funding): $7.73
($7.51 in Impact Area)

   

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 Annual Jobs Impact

 

 

Total State-wide Full-Time Jobs (non-university): 4,746
(4,553 in Impact Area)

Student = 1,418 (29%)
Faculty/staff = 1,056 (22%)
Visitors = 795 (17%)
University operations = 596 (13%)
Construction = 268 (6%)
Health insurance = 226 (5%)
Retirees = 210 (4%)
Affiliated organizations = 176 (4%)

     

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 Added Impact

Graduates (10-years): 18,315
Doctoral graduates (10 years): 251
Graduates retained in Louisiana (10 years): 65%
Graduate earnings (10 years): $973 million
Student and Faculty/Staff Visitors (per year): 119,489
Student and Faculty/Staff volunteerism (per person, per year): 56.5 hours

 

Fall 2008 Enrollment: 10,950
Graduation Rate: 52.3% - Highest in ULS
Time to Completion (bachelor's degree): 4.9 years - Fastest in ULS
Student-Athlete Graduation Rate (schools with football): 71% - Highest in Louisiana
Freshman ACT Score: 23.3 - Highest in ULS
Highest numbers of Masters and Doctoral graduates in ULS