Azusa Pacific Economic Impact

A 2017 independent economic impact study[1] found that Azusa Pacific University contributes significantly to its neighbors in the city of Azusa, the surrounding San Gabriel Valley, the Southern California region, and throughout the state, directly enhancing the quality of life for thousands of people.

“Azusa Pacific takes seriously its charge to be a leading economic and education partner in the San Gabriel Valley,” said President Jon R. Wallace, DBA. “Azusa Pacific University serves more than 10,000 students and employs 1,400 faculty and staff. We draw the majority of our students from local high schools and community colleges, strengthening our area economy in part by producing skilled graduates who join the workforce as professionals and entrepreneurs.”

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Local Impact

  • $210 million in economic impact within the city of Azusa
  • $157.8 million in total output from operations within the city of Azusa, supporting nearly 930 direct, indirect, and inducedjobs and $102.3 million in earnings
  • $28.3 million per year spent by APU students in the city of Azusa
  • $3.4 million per year spent by APU visitors in the city of Azusa
  • $24.1 million in new construction over three years, 98 percent occurring in the city of Azusa
  • $4.7 million per year within the city of Azusa on capital investments

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Regional Impact

  • $474 million in economic impact, supporting about 2,800 direct, indirect, and induced jobs within the San Gabriel Valley
  • $6 million in capital investments generating $1.6 million in earnings within the San Gabriel Valley economy each year
  • $32 million spent by APU students within the San Gabriel Valley
  • $3.7 million spent within the San Gabriel Valley by APU’s nearly 84,000 annual visitors
  • 500 military-connected families attend APU, a designated Yellow Ribbon and Military Friendly university
  • 1 of only 3 Christian universities in California designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution
  • For every $1 in federal grant money a traditional undergraduate student receives, APU provides $6.72 in aid through grants and scholarships

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Southern California Impact

  • $210 million in operational budget alone invested in the Southern California region each year
  • $8.7 million in total output generated from APU’s capital investments, supporting $2.4 million in earnings in the Southern California economy each year
  • $417.3 million in total output from operations in Southern California, supporting 2,356 jobs and $199.7 million in earnings
  • $654 million in wage premiums earned by alumni living and working in Southern California
  • $36 million student spending in the Southern California region
  • $4 million in APU visitor spending in Southern California
  • For every $1 in federal grant money a traditional undergraduate student receives, APU provides $6.72 in aid through grants and scholarships

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Statewide Impact

  • $1.25 billion in economic impact statewide each year
  • $37 million in state taxes each year
  • 7,260 jobs supported statewide each year
  • $427.9 million in total operational output in California, supporting 2,391 jobs and $202.6 million in earnings impact
  • 47,500 APU alumni live in California, increasing the state’s productivity and earning power

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Footnotes

  1. The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities in partnership with America’s Christian Credit Union commissioned APU’s economic impact report conducted by Econsult Solutions, using the IMPLAN model. The firm provides strategic analysis for many industries, including higher education. Notable clients include the University of Pennsylvania, Villanova University, Rutgers University, and La Salle University.