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$457 Million and 270,000 Service Hours: The Big Picture of Duquesne University's Community Impact

The total economic impact of Duquesne University in the region exceeded $457 million in 2013, and University students and employees contributed more than 270,000 service hours to the local community.

These significant contributions to Pittsburgh's economic and social vitality are outlined in the University's 2013 Impact Report.

Visitors to the University spent about $6.5 million in the last year alone.

Besides contributing to established businesses in the region, Duquesne also assisted the startup community producing 10 patents and providing consulting to more than 800 local businesses.

The report discusses some of the ways:

  • The $10 million Duquesne received in external grant funding benefits the community
  • The 8,000 University volunteers who contributed services in the Uptown neighborhood and around the world
  • Community partnerships reflected Duquesne's commitment and interest in helping to build a stronger Pittsburgh.

To learn more about Duquesne financial and community impact, visit www.duq.edu/impact.

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Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. Duquesne, a campus of nearly 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, has been nationally recognized for its academic programs, community service and commitment to sustainability. Follow Duquesne University on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.