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State Schools Bring In $13 Billion

Updated: 4 years ago.
Georgia Tech, whose library is pictured here, ranks second after UGA in economic impact among state schools.

A new report says public colleges and universities in Georgia brought in nearly 13 billion dollars during the last fiscal year.

The Selig Center for Economic Growth report says last year nearly 3 percent of all jobs in Georgia were with the university system.

The University of Georgia makes the biggest financial splash, generating a $2 and a quarter billion dollar impact and providing nearly 20-thousand jobs.

Georgia Tech creates just over 2 billion dollars for the state and nearly 16-thousand jobs.

The next three biggest economic generators are respectively Georgia State University, Kennesaw State University and Southern Polytechnic State University.

The report reflects a half billion dollars boost in the University System’s economic impact over the previous year.

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