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Economic Impact Report 2012

Analysis of Investment Effectiveness and Economic Growth

Valencia College generates a wide array of benefits. Students benefit from higher personal income, and society benefits from cost savings associated with reduced welfare and unemployment, improved health, and reduced crime. Education, however, requires a substantial investment on the part of students and taxpayers. All of the education stakeholders, therefore, want to know if they are getting their money’s worth. In this study, Valencia investigates the attractiveness of its returns as a public training provider relative to alternative public investments.