New Study Will Determine The Economic Impact Of Arizona's 3 Major Universities
Arizona’s three public universities — ASU, UA and NAU — currently have nearly 105,000 undergraduate students and more than 36,000 people work at the schools — either full-time or part-time.
Even with state funding being cut dramatically, primarily during the Great Recession, the footprint of the universities — via students, research and other factors — is unquestionably large.
But for the first time, the Arizona Board of Regents commissioned a report to specifically flesh out the economic impact of the universities.
The Show spoke with ABOR Chair Ron Shoopman about it and asked him why such a report was important at this stage.