The Economic Value of Idaho Public Colleges and Universities – Executive Summary

January 2022

The results of this study demonstrate that Idaho public universities create value from multiple perspectives. The universities benefit local businesses by increasing consumer spending in the state and supplying a steady flow of qualified, trained workers into the workforce. They enrich the lives of students by raising their lifetime incomes and helping them achieve their individual potential. They benefit state and local taxpayers through increased tax receipts across the state and a reduced demand for government-supported social services. Finally, they benefit society as a whole in Idaho by creating a more prosperous economy and generating a variety of savings through the improved lifestyles of students.