UGA's Annual Economic Impact: $5.7 Billion

What starts here at the University of Georgia transforms lives and makes our state an even better place to live and work. Our annual economic impact on the state we serve is an astounding $5.7 billion, and we are committed to taking that figure to an even higher level.

For the past several years, economist Jeffrey Dorfman and his colleagues have conducted a comprehensive study that quantifies the impact of the University’s teaching, research and service activities across the state. The study measures variables such as the increase in earnings that graduates of the university’s schools and colleges receive, the economic impact generated by externally funded research activity, and the creation of business and jobs that result from the university’s public service and outreach.

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