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MISSISSIPPI UNIVERSITY FOR WOMEN (MUW) creates value in many
ways. The university plays a key role in helping students increase their employability and achieve their individual potential. The university draws visitors and students
to the state, generating new dollars and opportunities for Mississippi. MUW provides
students with the education, training, and skills they need to have fulfilling and prosperous
careers. Its student volunteers support the state economy through the output and
employment generated by state businesses and organizations. Furthermore, MUW is
a place for students to meet new people, increase their self-confidence, and promote
their overall health and well-being.
MUW influences both the lives of its students and the state economy. The university
supports a variety of industries in Mississippi, serves state businesses, and benefits
society as a whole in Mississippi from an expanded economy and improved quality of
life. Additionally, the benefits created by MUW extend to the state government through
increased tax revenues and public sector savings.
This study measures the economic impacts created by MUW on the business
community and the benefits the university generates in return for the
investments made by its key stakeholder groups—students, taxpayers,
and society. The following two analyses are presented:
Economic Impact Analysis Investment Analysis
All results reflect employee, student, and financial data, provided by the university, for fiscal year (FY) 2021-22. Impacts on the Mississippi economy are reported under the economic impact analysis and are measured in terms of added income. The returns
on investment to students, taxpayers, and society in Mississippi are reported under the investment analysis.