Economic Impact

Economic Impact

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Investment Analysis

  • TGCCCC served 222.594 credit students and 83,571 non-credit students in the 2008-2009 reporting year.
  • Education increases lifetime income. The average income at the career midpoint of someone with an associate degree in the Texas Gulf Coast is $58,000, 36% more than a student with a high school diploma.
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Economic Growth Analysis

  • Added income attributable to the accumulation of TGCCCC skills amounts to $7.4 billion each year.
  • For every dollar of support, taxpayers see a cumulative return of $2,20 over the course of students’ working careers (in the form of higher tax receipts and avoided costs).
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Business Perspective

  • TGCCCC employed 7,143 full-time and 6,292 part-time faculty and staff in the 2008-09 reporting year, with an annual payroll of $564.8 million.
  • The net added income generated by TGCCCC operations ($485.1 million) and the spending of non-local students ($22.2 million) contributes a total of $507.3 million in income to the Texas Gulf Coast economy each year.

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Taxpayer Perspective

  • An estimated 96% of TGCCCC students remain in Texas and contribute to economic growth. Students who enter the workforce expand the tax base by generating higher earnings and reducing social costs.
  • For every dollar appropriated by state and local governments to TGCCCC, taxpayers will see a return with a cumulative added value of $2.20 in the form of higher tax revenues and avoided social costs.

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Social Perspective

  • The activities of TGCCCC’s 2008-09 student body will generate about $794.7 million in labor income in the state economy each year.
  • Education is statistically correlated with improved lifestyle behaviors, including reduced incidences of absenteeism, alcohol abuse, and smoking, lower probability of committing crime, and fewer welfare and unemployment claims.

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Student Perspective

  • Students enjoy an attractive 15.8% rate of return on their TGCCCC educational investment.
  • By 2020 it is anticipated that there will be about 1.6 million new and replacement jobs available in the Texas Gulf Coast. About 29% of these jobs will require an education level equal to an associate degree or greater.

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