BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The economic impact study released on Tuesday reveals that BRCC has a $300 million impact, or supports 4,520 jobs, in the Baton Rouge area.
Members of the local community gathered at the Baton Rouge Community College Ardendale Site to discuss the results of a comprehensive economic impact study.
A news release from BRCC states that for every dollar invested in BRCC, students gain $5.30 in future earnings, according to the study based on 2018-2019 fiscal year data. Taxpayers, meanwhile, gain $5.60 over the course of students’ working lives for every public dollar invested in BRCC.
“These findings solidify what we already know to be true: Baton Rouge Community College is an essential asset to our community in terms of educational success, workforce development and economic growth,” Chancellor Willie Smith said. “BRCC offers affordable, high-quality programs that yield dividends for our students, who go on to fill well-paying jobs for essential businesses in our area, representing a win-win for our economy and our graduates. We are incredibly proud to share the results of this study and continue to build on our economic impact going forward.”