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    Impact Report Details Duquesne’s $477 Million-plus Economic Contributions

    Duquesne's 2011 Impact Report-which recaps the University's $477 million-plus impact on the local economy, nearly 250,000 community volunteer hours, its research efforts and shared resources-is now available online.

    The Impact Report, which covers fiscal year 2011 (July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011), includes information previously published in two separate Duquesne publications-the Community Engagement Report and the Economic Report.

    Some Impact Report highlights include:

    • Duquesne's total financial impact on the local economy was more than $477 million as a large employer, purchaser and contributor of volunteer efforts.
    • Purchased more than $98 million in goods and services from local suppliers and vendors.
    • Invested more than $35 million in new construction and capital improvement projects, which created 547 construction jobs.
    • Enrolled 10,230 students who had a direct and indirect financial impact on the area totaling more than $140 million.
    • 7,750 students and 670 faculty and staff combined their efforts to provide 245,456 volunteer hours-a total estimated dollar value of more than $5.2 million.
    • Provided 5,924 hours of free consulting and management services to 577 local businesses and secured $7 million in financing to create 64 new businesses and 104 jobs.
    • Attracted more than $10.5 million in research funds for projects in pharmacy, nursing and other vital areas.

    Read the Duquesne University's 2011 Impact Report.

    Duquesne University

    Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.