Arizona Universities

Some of the reports produced by the Office of the University Economist are specific to Arizona State University or Arizona’s public university system.

November 2020
Computes the number of ASU graduates working in Arizona, as well as their average wage, aggregate wages, and tax payments. Approximately 260,000 ASU graduates were working in Arizona in 2019. More than one-in-four of the state’s working individuals who had earned at least a bachelor’s degree had graduated from ASU. With aggregate earnings of $17.2 billion, ASU graduates contributed between $1.22-and-$1.46 billion in state and local government taxes.
June 2020
Estimates the economic contribution of Arizona State University to Chandler’s economy. The combined impacts of spending by the university, its employees, and its students in fiscal year 2019 totaled more than 2,000 jobs, $96 million in labor income, and $187 million in gross city product.
June 2020
Measures the economic contribution of Arizona State University to Glendale’s economy. The combined impacts of spending by the university, its employees, and its students in fiscal year 2019 totaled nearly 2,600 jobs, $133 million in labor income, and $194 million in gross city product.
June 2020
Assesses the economic contribution of Arizona State University to Mesa’s economy. The combined impacts of spending by the university, its employees, and its students in fiscal year 2019 totaled more than 3,700 jobs, $200 million in labor income, and $333 million in gross city product.
June 2020
Calculates the economic contribution of Arizona State University to the economy of Phoenix. The combined impacts of spending by the university, its employees, and its students in fiscal year 2019 totaled 11,260 jobs, $601 million in labor income, and $967 million in gross city product.
June 2020
Evaluates the economic contribution of Arizona State University to Tempe’s economy. The combined impacts of spending by the university, its employees, and its students in fiscal year 2019 totaled more than 26,000 jobs, $1.6 billion in labor income, and $2.2 billion in gross city product.
November 2018
Explores trends in the enrollment of international students at ASU and estimates the economic impact of these students. Enrollment of international students in fall 2017 increased to 10,268 students from 3,549 students in the fall semester of 2009; their economic impact was estimated at 2,210 jobs and $182 million in gross product.
October 2008
Examines the short-term effects of a reduction in university funding, the short-term effects of delaying the construction stimulus program, and the long-term effects of a funding reduction for the universities.
February 2006
Looks at university tuition levels and public support for universities by state, with consideration of constitutional requirements for tuition to be as nearly free as possible and for appropriations to be made for the maintenance and improvement of public educational institutions.