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New York is home to more private, not-for-profit colleges and universities than any other state in the nation. These 100+ institutions collectively have an $88.8 billion economic impact on the state. They also support 415,600 jobs.

They are located in every corner of the state in urban and rural settings and everywhere in between. In many communities they are one of the largest employers and serve as an anchor tenant.

 

Source: CICU Economic Impact Study, 2017