Iowa State's Economic Impact

2019 study shows Iowa State University delivers $3.4 billion impact to state of Iowa's economy 

Iowa State University’s $3.4 billion impact on the state of Iowa reflects service to families, communities and businesses and benefits to society from an expanded economy and improved quality of life, according to an economic and investment analysis conducted for the Iowa Board of Regents.


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ISU Economic Value Executive Summary

ISU Economic Value Fact Sheet

ISU Economic Value Full Report

ISU Nov. 13 News Release on Economic Report 

By the numbers

Iowa State’s $3.4 billion impact:

  • Supports 42,640 jobs, or one of every 49 jobs
  • Creates $310.2 million in added income through faculty research
  • Adds $422.2 million to Iowa’s economy from start-up and spin-off companies
  • Increases lifetime earnings by $1 million per graduate with a bachelor’s degree
  • Generates $1.8 billion in added income from alumni living in and working in Iowa