Atlantic community colleges add $4.7 billion to regional economy

April 2, 2014

A recent study shows that Atlantic Canadian community colleges add $4.7 billion to the Atlantic Provinces Region economy, with $465.5 million coming from college operations and student spending, and $4.2 billion stemming from added income through higher student earnings. The report also reveals that taxpayers and provincial governments gain a 7.2% return on their college investment, and that students see a 21.3% ROI due to higher lifetime earnings. The study, released by the Atlantic Provinces Community College Consortium (APCCC), analyzed data from Nova Scotia Community College, New Brunswick Community College, Coll├Ęge communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick, College of the North Atlantic, and Holland College. APCCC News Release | Full Report