Monday numbers

Monday numbers

- in Fitzsimon File

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28 billion—amount in dollars the university system contributes to the state’s economy (Economic Modeling Specialists International, “Demonstrating the Collective Economic Value of the University of North Carolina System,” Executive Summary, February 2015)

425,000—number of jobs in North Carolina that can be traced back to the impact of the university system (Ibid)

25,700—amount in dollars more per year that someone with a bachelor’s degree will earn compared to someone with a high school diploma (Ibid)

1.1 million—amount in dollars more over a career that someone with a bachelor’s degree will earn compared to someone with a high school diploma (Ibid)

3.10—amount in dollars in higher wages a college student will see over the course of his or her career for every dollar they invest in their education (Ibid)

3.90—amount in dollars of the return for every taxpayers for every dollar the state invests in higher education (Ibid)

220,221—number of students enrolled in University of North Carolina system schools (University of North Carolina statistical abstract)

187,544—number of in-state students enrolled in University of North Carolina system schools (Ibid)

1,675—amount in dollars of the increase in average tuition at UNC campuses since 2008 (“State-by-State Fact Sheets: Higher Education Cuts Jeopardize Students’ and States’ Economic Future, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, March 5, 2015)

4.3—percentage of average increase in tuition and fees for students at UNC campuses approved by UNC Board of Governors for the 2015-2016 academic year. (“UNC governors approve tuition increases,” News & Observer, February 27, 2015)

24.9—percentage of reduction in per student funding for the university system since 2008 (“State-by-State Fact Sheets: Higher Education Cuts Jeopardize Students’ and States’ Economic Future, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, March 5, 2015)

4—number of states including North Carolina that have reduced per-student funding by more than 20 percent since the recession began in 2008 (“Cuts to N.C. higher education will hurt,” Charlotte Observer, May 19, 2014)

50 million—amount in dollars of reduction in the university system budget for 2015-2016 proposed by Governor Pat McCrory (“North Carolina Gov. McCrory Budget Proposes Raises For Teachers, Law Enforcement, Associate Press, March 5, 2015