Economic Impact Study

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In 2017, CSU Global commissioned a third-party economic impact study to measure the return-on-investment (ROI) of a CSU Global education, as well as state and national indirect economic contributions made by graduates.

THE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY - U.S.

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THE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY - COLORADO

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CSU-GLOBAL GRADUATES WILL GENERATE $467.8 MILLION IN PRESENT VALUE SOCIAL SAVINGS RELATED TO REDUCED CRIME, LOWER UNEMPLOYMENT, AND INCREASED HEALTH AND WELL-BEING ACROSS THE NATION. VALUE OF REDUCTION IN DEMAND FOR GOVERNMENT FUNDED SERVICES: $131.2 MILLION Degree from CSU Global Stock Market Investment 15% Gold Price Average $80.7 MILLION SPENT ON EDUCATION BY CSU-GLOBAL STUDENTS IN 2015-16 $203.9 MILLION FUTURE EARNINGS OVER THEIR WORKING LIVES RETURN ON INVESTMENT (ROI) FOR A CSU-GLOBAL DEGREE $4 : $1 ROI OVER 10 YEARS 7% 6% CSU-GLOBAL’S ECONOMIC IMPACT

Impacts on the National Economy and Students

Thousands of CSU Global graduates are now active members of the national labor force. The study reports that during 2015-16, CSU Global students and their employers added $36.3 million to the national economy - this dollar amount represents 483 jobs.

Nationally, CSU Global students paid a total education cost of $80.7 million. forgoing $17.2 million in earnings while earning degrees. The student ROI on this investment is $394.1 million in increased earnings over their working lives. This translates to a return of $4 for every dollar invested in a CSU Global education, with an average annual return of 15.2 percent.

CSU Global receives no taxpayer support, but provides a taxpayer benefit of $203.9 million via increased business output contributed by CSU Global graduates.

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