Georgia State’s economic impact on Georgia is nearly $2.8 billion, according to new economic data released by the University System of Georgia (USG) in a report that highlights the economic benefits of the state’s higher education institutions.
In fiscal year 2020, the USG was a significant source of stability and played a critical role in the state’s recovery with an $18.6 billion statewide economic impact. The USG’s impact grew 0.6 percent over fiscal year 2019. The system directly and indirectly generated 155,010 jobs.
Graduates are also seeing benefits, with a new study showing a Class of 2020 graduate on average earning an additional $852,162 over the course of their career as a result of their USG degree.
— Andrea Jones, Associate Vice President for Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Read more, including details about the study, links to the full economic impact report and lifetime earnings report, and a statement from Acting USG Chancellor Teresa MacCartney, at the link to the university News Hub below.