How much value does Valencia bring to the area?
For every dollar students invest in tuition, they will see a $5.60 increase in their lifetime earnings.
Valencia commissioned an independent economic impact study that shows our economic value amounts to more than one billion dollars a year.
Economic Impact Report 2012
Analysis of Investment Effectiveness and Economic Growth
Results from the 2012 Economic Impact Study
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.