Over the past decade, Susquehanna University has seen substantial growth. This has had a robust and far-reaching influence on the region as measured by economic impact, which is now estimated at over $116 million.
See below for some fast facts on Susquehanna's impact on the community or read the full report.
2009–10 by the Numbers
|599||Faculty and staff employed by the university, up over 40% from a decade ago
|$53,000||Average salary, compared to the Snyder County median household income of $46,000|
|$65 million||Susquehanna’s budget, 39% of which is for salaries and wages|
|$545,000||Real estate and local income taxes contributed by employees|
|>$23 million||3-year average of expenditures on campus construction projects|
|$7.9 million||Spent by Susquehanna students in the five-county area
|>$20 million||Spent by Susquehanna for food services and miscellaneous items
|>28,000||Visitors to Susquehanna during the 2009–10 academic year|
|$2.75 million||Spent in the five-county area by those visitors to Susquehanna in 2009–10|
|$50,000||“Good will” payment made by the university to the borough of Selinsgrove|
|$8,000||Voluntary contribution made to the Selinsgrove fire department
|28,000||Volunteer hours contributed by students
|$450,000||Value of student volunteer hours contributed|
*When a multiplier is applied to specific spending components, the overall effect on the economy is significant. Please refer to Table 1 in the Economic Impact Report for an overview.