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  • Study finds U. of I. contributes $13.9 billion in annual income to Illinois economy

    Quad Day on the Urbana campus.

    The three campuses’ student populations were a significant part of the economic impact study. Out-of-state students who relocated to Illinois to study at the university contributed $165.4 million in annual income to the Illinois economy for rent, food, transportation and other expenses. About a third of the nearly 86,000 students enrolled in fiscal year 2014 relocated from outside Illinois. The total student enrollment figure includes all students who enrolled over the course of the academic year and is higher than the traditional fall semester student census, which stood at about 80,000 this year. Pictured, Quad Day on the Urbana campus.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer


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