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Ron Taylor
Owner, RAM computer services, Hammond, LA

Southeastern Louisiana


Impact of Spending

Southeastern’s statewide annual economic impact is $564 million and supports 5,748 non-university jobs.

This includes:

  • $10 million from affiliated organizations,
  • $24 million in health insurance payments,
  • $17 million impact of retiree spending,
  • $42 million in university operations,
  • $33 million in construction and capital outlay,
  • $101 million from visitors,
  • $99 million in faculty and staff expenditures, and
  • $237 million impact from student spending.
  • Impact of Teaching

    Southeastern’s graduates have added $1.1 billion to Louisiana’s economy over the last 10 years.

    The university’s bachelor’s degree holders have generated $960 million, master’s degree holders almost $112 million, and associate’s degree holders $13 million.

    Southeastern produced 56,845 degrees over the last 50 years with 20,053 graduates between 1998 and 2007.

    Southeastern’s top producing programs include education, health and related clinical sciences, engineering technicians, business administration and social services.

    Impact of Research & Service

    This study captured 32 research and service programs at Southeastern.

    They include:

  • 3 in economic development,
  • 6 in cultural development,
  • 4 in environmental and natural sciences, and
  • 19 in education, health and human services.
  • An example is Southeastern’s Small Business Development Center that provides assistance for starting a business, expanding a business, bringing new products to market, seeking to increase sales or increase profits.

    Michael R. Sharp
    President & CEO, First Guaranty Bank
    Hammond, LA

    Impact on Quality of Life

    There were approximately 787,000 attendees at Southeastern Louisiana University events last year. Of those, 67% were from off-campus, adding to the $101 million impact from visitor spending.

    Southeastern reaches out to the community through service, offering 13 service-learning courses and expanding programming through the Center for Faculty Excellence.

    Additionally, Southeastern faculty and staff volunteered 69,000 hours last year, and students contributed 254,000 hours to enhancing the community.

    Southeastern Louisiana University Report (.pdf)

    Southeastern Louisiana University Impact Study Web Site

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