Economic Impact Study: CPCC benefits students, county, state

The Overcash Building on CPCC's Central Campus

An economic impact study was conducted for CPCC and other North Carolina colleges.

An economic impact study conducted for Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) and other North Carolina colleges by Economic Modeling Specialists Inc., indicates CPCC makes a significant contribution to the lives of its students and the economic growth and wellbeing of Mecklenburg County.

According to the study’s results, for every dollar students invest in an education from CPCC, they receive $3.10 in higher future income over the span of their careers. At the same time, every dollar of state or local tax money invested in CPCC returns $2.

The study also found the combined economic impact of CPCC’s operations, student/graduate earnings and the increased business production generated by CPCC students and graduates equals $918.1 million a year, about 1.4 percent of the total Mecklenburg County economy.

To read more about this study, click here.