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Impact of Spending
UL Lafayette’s statewide annual economic impact is $755 million and supports 7,783 non-university jobs.
Impact of Teaching
UL Lafayette’s graduates have added $1.3 billion to Louisiana’s economy over the last 10 years.
The university’s bachelor’s degree holders have generated $1.16 billion, master’s degree holders almost $133 million, and associate’s degree holders $7.5 million.
UL Lafayette produced 88,448 degrees over the last 50 years with 23,659 graduates between 1998 and 2007.
UL Lafayette has the state’s only doctoral program in Francophone Studies and is the highest producer of computer and information sciences and support degrees at the master’s and doctoral levels.
Impact of Research & Service
This study captured 33 research and service programs at UL Lafayette.
In 2008, the university’s research centers received about $49 million in state, federal and private revenues. Its economic development centers were responsible for $1.2 billion in increased revenues for clients; $1.8 billion in retained revenues for clients; and 23,000 non-university jobs created or sustained.
Impact on Quality of Life
There were approximately 1.2 million attendees at University of Louisiana at Lafayette events last year. Of those, 43% were from off-campus, adding to the $125 million impact from visitor spending.
UL Lafayette reaches out to the community through service, offering opportunities for service learning in 118 courses and working toward the centralization and campuswide offerings of service learning activities.
Additionally, UL Lafayette faculty and staff volunteered 115,000 hours last year, and students contributed 393,000 hours to enhancing the community.
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