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Guy Barr
Retired Regional Vice President for
State Farm Insurance, Monroe, LA

University of Louisiana

at Monroe

Impact of Spending

ULM’s statewide annual economic impact is $350 million and supports 3,669 non-university jobs.

This includes:

  • $12 million from affiliated organizations,
  • $19 million in health insurance payments,
  • $18 million impact of retiree spending,
  • $39 million in university operations,
  • $27 million in construction and capital outlay,
  • $29 million from visitors,
  • $77 million in faculty and staff expenditures, and
  • $129 million impact from student spending.
  • Impact of Teaching

    ULM’s graduates have added $784 million to Louisiana’s economy over the last 10 years.

    The university’s bachelor’s degree holders have generated almost $683 million, master’s degree holders $92.5 million, and associate’s degree holders almost $9 million.

    ULM produced 63,288 degrees over the last 50 years with 14,215 graduates between 1998 and 2007.

    Home to Louisiana’s only public pharmacy program, ULM is a leader in health and clinical sciences degree production.

    Impact of Research & Service

    This study captured 23 research and service programs at ULM.

    They include:

  • 3 in economic development,
  • 2 in cultural development,
  • 3 in environmental and natural sciences, and
  • 15 in education, health and human services.
  • An example is ULM’s Center for Business and Economic Research, which provides unbiased, independent, reliable, and high value information and analysis of state and local economic conditions for Northeast Louisiana.

    Linda Holyfield
    CEO of P&S Surgical Hospital, Monroe, LA

    Impact on Quality of Life

    There were approximately 443,000 attendees at University of Louisiana at Monroe events last year. Of those, 54,000 were from off-campus, adding to the $29 million impact from visitor spending.

    ULM reaches out to the community through service, offering 65 service-learning courses each year and working towards institutionalization of service-learning activities.

    Additionally, ULM faculty and staff volunteered 80,000 hours last year, and students contributed 175,000 hours to enhancing the community.

    Click here to download ULM's report.

    University of Louisiana at Monroe Report (.pdf)

    University of Louisiana at Monroe Technical Report (.pdf) 

    University of Louisiana at Monroe Impact Study Web Site


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