Private Not-for-Profit Colleges Generate Jobs

Powering the State's Economy


  • Private not-for-profit colleges and universities generated 406,300 campus and spillover jobs throughout New York State in 2015.  Job growth in the Independent Sector has increased by 3 percent since 2013 and by 24 percent since 2005.[1]
  • These jobs carried a payroll impact of $28.1 billion in 2015, a 6 percent increase over 2013’s total.[2]

[1] 2015 Economic Impact of New York State’s Independent Sector of Higher Education, prepared by the Center for Governmental Research for the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (

[2] Ibid.